Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Melinda Chu's win at No. 4 singles clinched the victory for UCSD.
UCSD Defeats Cal State L.A., 6-3
Release: Friday 03/29/2013 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 19 UC San Diego women's tennis team defeated No. 25 Cal State L.A. by a score of 6-3 Friday afternoon at Northview Courts on campus.

UCSD, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead by sweeping the doubles matches, improved to 10-5 overall. CSULA fell to 6-8 with its third consecutive loss.

Melissa Breisacher and Kyra Scott battled for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles over Leora Hemmerich and Christie Lau. Also earning doubles victories were the teams of Paula Chou and Jacquelyn Davis at No. 2 and Melinda Chu and Tara Vanooteghem at No. 3. Chou and Davis won, 8-5, against Jill Sangria and Tiffani Shaik, while Chu and Vanooteghem rolled past Samantha Sismundo and Sevana Zargarian by a score of 8-3.

In singles play, Chou downed Shaik at No. 3 (4-6, 6-3, 10-5), Chu dispatched Sangria in the No. 4 spot (6-3, 6-2) and Vanooteghem topped Syndey Postal at No. 5 (6-2, 6-2).

Chu's win clinched the team victory for the Tritons. 

The Golden Eagles won the top-two singles match-ups. In the second spot, Hemmerich eked out a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 win against Scott. It was the freshman's first loss of the season and she now holds a 13-1 overall record. 

UCSD hosts 13th-ranked Grand Canyon on April 1 at 1 p.m.

#19 UC San Diego 6, #25 Cal State L.A. 3
March 29, 2013 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Tennis Courts)

1. Christie Lau (CSULA) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-2, 6-3
2. Leora Hemmerich (CSULA) def. Kyra Scott (UCSD) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
3. Paula Chou (UCSD) def. Tiffani Shaik (CSULA) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
4. Melinda Chu (UCSD) def. Jill Sangria (CSULA) 6-3, 6-2
5. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Sydney Postal (CSULA) 6-2, 6-2
6. Tiffany Leung (CSULA) def. Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 6-2, 6-1

1. Melissa Breisacher/Kyra Scott (UCSD) def. Leora Hemmerich/Christie Lau (CSULA) 8-6
2. Paula Chou/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Jill Sangria/Tiffani Shaik (CSULA) 8-5
3. Melinda Chu/Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Samantha Sismundo/Sevana Zargarian (CSULA) 8-3

Cal State L.A. 6-8; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #7
UC San Diego 10-5; National ranking #19; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,1,4,3,2)

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