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Ashley Chao defeated the 11th-ranked singles player in the nation Sunday.

No. 14 UC San Diego Defeated by No. 5 West Florida, 6-3


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LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 14th-ranked University of California San Diego women's tennis team was defeated by No. 5 West Florida, 6-3, Sunday at Northview Courts.

UC San Diego fell to 8-6, while West Florida remained unbeaten at 11-0.

The Argonauts rolled out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles matches.

At No. 1, Paula Coyos and Jordana Lujan, ranked 12th nationally, defeated Ashley Chao (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) and Becky Chou, 8-4.

It didn't take long for UWF to clinch the victory as it won the first two singles contests to finish. The fifth and deciding point came when Heather Mixon topped Chloe Wight at No. 6 by scores of 6-4 and 6-2.

The Tritons were impressive at the top of the singles ladder, however. At No. 1, Chao took down 11th-ranked Coyos, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 2, Becky Chou was a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 winner over Ines Nicault.

UCSD also earned a point at No. 4 when Jasmine Hosseini defeated 31st-ranked Valeria Mantilla, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.

UC San Diego hosts NCAA Division I opponent Colorado State on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

#5 West Florida 6, #14 UC San Diego 3
March 11, 2018 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Ashley Chao (UCSD) def. #11 Paula Coyos (UWF) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Becky Chou (UCSD) def. Ines Nicault (UWF) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
3. Jordana Lujan (UWF) def. Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-7
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) def. #31 Valeria Mantilla (UWF) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
5. #36 Diana Vlad (UWF) def. #40 Valeria Corral (UCSD) 6-2, 7-5
6. Heather Mixon (UWF) def. Chloe Wight (UCSD) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #12 Paula Coyos/Jordana Lujan (UWF) def. Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) 8-4
2. Valeria Mantilla/Ines Nicault (UWF) def. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) 8-6
3. Samantha Echevarria/Diana Vlad (UWF) def. Nousha Nowamooz/Chloe Wight (UCSD) 8-3

Match Notes
West Florida 11-0; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #3
UC San Diego 8-6; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,6,2,3,4,1)


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