LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 17th-ranked UC San Diego women's tennis team won all three doubles matches, but was swept in singles play by No. 9 Rollins and fell by a 6-3 score Sunday at Northview Courts.
With the loss, UCSD dropped to an even 6-6. Rollins improved to 4-2.
The Tritons took a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles portion. Paula Chou and Kyra Scott defeated Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Loft, 8-6, at No. 1. The freshman duo of Nava Nowamooz and Shannon Theisen played at No. 2 and topped Shannon Etten and Ashley Rosenberg, 8-3. Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke completed the sweep by downing Taylor Brown and Carli Davis, 8-6, in the third spot.
The Tars stormed back to win all six singles contests, four of them in straight sets.
At No. 4, Vanooteghem went up against Davis. She lost the first set 6-2 and won the second, 7-6. Davis clinched the match with a 10-6 victory in the tiebreaker. At the No. 6 spot, Lisa Asai took her match agianst Mariana Salvador to three sets. Salvador won the opener, 6-1, and Asai returned to take the second set, 6-4. The third frame went to Salvador, 6-3.
The match was the first of six straight at home for UCSD. The Tritons host Florida Southern on Monday at 2 p.m.
#9 Rollins 6, #17 UC San Diego 3
March 2, 2014 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)
1. Elissa DeCampli (RC) def. Kyra Scott (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
2. Ashley Rosenberg (RC) def. Paula Chou (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
3. Shannon Etten (RC) def. Nava Nowamooz (UCSD) 6-2, 6-2
4. Carli Davis (RC) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-2, 6-7, 10-6
5. Taylor Brown (RC) def. Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mariana Salvador (RC) def. Lisa Asai (UCSD) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
1. Paula Chou/Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Elissa DeCampli/Ashley Loft (RC) 8-6
2. Nava Nowamooz/Shannon Theisen (UCSD) def. Shannon Etten/Ashley Rosenberg (RC) 8-3
3. Tara Vanooteghem/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Taylor Brown/Carli Davis (RC) 8-6
Rollins 4-2; National ranking #9
UC San Diego 6-6; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,5,3,1,6,4)