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Round Two Belongs to the Sea Lions; No. 9 UCSD Defeated at No. 19 Point Loma


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SAN DIEGO -The ninth-ranked University of California San Diego women's tennis team fell to No. 19 Point Loma, 6-3, in the second meeting of the two squads this season.

UC San Diego falls to 15-4 on the season, while PLNU improves to 14-6.

In the top slot in singles, 28th-ranked Britta Mosser defeated No. 45 Nikki Newell 6-3, 7-6.

At No. 2, Regina von Koch took down Ashley Chao in a three-set decision 6-1, 6-7, 6-2. The third spot saw Shelby Groeneveld beat Becky Chou 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

In the second half of the singles competition, No. 6 was the sole UCSD victory with Valeria Corral defeating Ellie Gamble 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

At No. 4, Jasmine Hosseini was bested by Michelle Torres 6-7, 6-3, 6-1. No. 5 had Alexandra Weil coming up short against Taylor McGowan 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

UC San Diego saw one win in the doubles matches, with Chao and Chou taking an 8-3 victory over McGowan and Groeneveld at No. 2.

Mosser and Shannon Theisen were beaten at No. 1 by Newell and von Koch, 8-5. Finishing off the doubles competition was Weil and Madison Hale falling to Nicole Camaratta and Gamble, 8-3.

Back on Feb. 15 in La Jolla, the Tritons bested the Sea Lions, 5-4.

Next, UC San Diego takes a short trip to face West Region foe Azusa Pacific on April 12 at 3 p.m.

#19 Point Loma 6, #9 UC San Diego 3
April 6, 2017 at San Diego, CA (PLNU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. #28 Britta Mosser (UCSD) def. #45 Nikki Newell (PLNU) 6-3, 7-6
2. Regina von Koch (PLNU) def. Ashley Chao (UCSD) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
3. Shelby Groenveld (PLNU) def. Becky Chou (UCSD) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
4. Michelle Torres (PLNU) def. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
5. Taylor McGowan (PLNU) def. Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 6-4, 6-3
6. Valeria Corral (UCSD) def. Ellie Gamble (PLNU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Nikki Newell/Regina von Koch (PLNU) def. Britta Mosser/Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 8-5
2. Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) def. Shelby Groenveld/Taylor McGowan (PLNU) 8-3
3. Nicole Camaratta/Ellie Gamble (PLNU) def. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 8-3

Match Notes
UC San Diego 15-4; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3
Point Loma 14-6; National ranking #19; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,1,6,3,2,4)


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