GLENDALE, Ariz. - The No. 17 UC San Diego women's tennis team captured its first win of the season Friday, defeating Dominican University of California, 8-1, at the Paseo Racquet Center in Arizona.
The Tritons shut out the Penguins in singles play and surrendered one doubles match. UCSD improved its record to 1-3, while Dominican fell to 0-3 on the season.
Tritons Jacquelyn Davis and Tara Vanooteghem dominated the bottom of the singles ladder, both sweeping their opponents, Jessica Curlett and Jobeth Pascual, respectively. Neither Davis nor Vanooteghem allowed a single point.
Melissa Breisacher won her No. 1 singles match over Irina Morozova, 5-7, 6-2 and 10-5.
On the doubles side, UCSD's Katie Mulloy and Laura Wilke shut out Jessica Curlett and Jobeth Pascual, 8-0, at the No. 3 position.
The only Triton loss of the day came at No. 1 double, as Breisacher and Davis fell narrowly to Morozova and Gaby Verspieren, 8-6. Morozova and Verspieren remain undefeated on the season at No. 1 doubles.
Freshman Melinda Chu, who is coming back from an ankle injury, celebrated her first win as a Triton, defeating Verspieren at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 6-4 and 10-3.
"The girls played very well today for our first win, but we'll expect a much tougher match tomorrow against Grand Canyon," head coach Liz LaPlante said.
The Tritons will take on Grand Canyon at 11:30 a.m. (PT) Saturday.
No. 17 UC San Diego 8 vs. Dominican 1
February 10, 2012
Paseo Racquet Center
Irina Morozova/Gaby Verspieren (DU) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-6
Tara Vanooteghem/Melinda Chu (UCSD) def. Maria Ariana Paradis/Jamie Fernandez (DU) 8-2
Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Jobeth Pascual/Jessica Curlett (DU) 8-0
Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) def. Irina Morozova (DU) 5-7, 6-2, (10-5)
Melinda Chu (UCSD) def. Gaby Verspieren (DU) 4-6, 6-4, (10-3)
Samantha Yeung (UCSD) def. Maria Ariana Paradis (DU) 6-1, 6-0
Katie Mulloy (UCSD) def. Jamie Fernandez (DU) 6-1, 6-2
Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Jessica Curlett (DU) 6-0, 6-0
Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Jobeth Pascual (DU) 6-0, 6-0
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