LA JOLLA, Calif. - The 21st-ranked UC San Diego women's tennis team was victorious in one doubles contest and two matches on the singles side, but ended up falling to No. 33 Cal State Stanislaus, 6-3, at the Northview Tennis Courts on Wednesday afternoon.
With the defeat, UCSD dropped to 6-12 on the season, while the Warriors improved to 6-3.
Katie Mulloy and Laura Wilke were the lone victors on the doubles side for UCSD, defeating opponents Heather Cotter and McKenzy Harden, 8-2, at the No. 3 spot. At No. 1, Tritons Melissa Breisacher and Jacquelyn Davis were beat, 8-5, by undefeated duo Verena Preikschas and Katie Eng, who are ranked No. 19 nationally. Preikschas and Eng are a perfect 8-0 at the No. 1 spot in 2012. To wrap up the doubles slate, Melinda Chu and Tara Vanooteghem fell at No. 2 to Warriors Davina Meza and Kelsey Chrisco, 8-1.
Mulloy went on to secure her second win of the day at No. 4 singles, where she defeated Kelsey Chrisco in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. Davis was the other Triton to get a win in singles, beating Lindsey West at the No. 6 position. At No. 1, Breisacher again faced Preikschas, ranked No. 17 in singles, and lost, 6-1, 6-1. Krystal Mizuguchi battled for three sets at No. 5, eventually falling, 7-6, 5-7, 10-8, to Warrior McKenzy Harden.
"Katie Mulloy had an awesome performance even though she is injured. She gave it her all to beat a tough opponent," said UCSD head coach Liz LaPlante.
With five matches remaining on its regular season slate, UCSD will next head to Malibu to face Abiliene Christian on Apr. 15 at 11 a.m.
No. 21 UCSD 3, No. 33 CSU Stanislaus 6
April 11, 2012
Northview Tennis Courts
La Jolla, Calif.
Verena Preikschas/Katie Eng (CSUS) def. Melissa Breisacher/Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) 8-5
Davina Meza/Kelsey Chrisco (CSUS) def. Melinda Chu/Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 8-1
Katie Mulloy/Laura Wilke (UCSD) def. Heather Cotter/McKenzy Harden (CSUS) 8-2
Verena Preikschas (CSUS) def. Melissa Breisacher (UCSD) 6-1, 6-1
Davina Meza (CSUS) def. Melinda Chu (UCSD) 6-4, 6-2
Katie Eng (CSUS) def. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) 6-4, 7-6
Katie Mulloy (UCSD) def. Kelsey Chrisco (CSUS) 6-3, 6-0
McKenzy Harden (CSUS) def. Krystal Mizuguchi (UCSD) 7-6, 5-7, 10-8
Jacquelyn Davis (UCSD) def. Lindsey West (CSUS) 6-2, 6-2
- UCSDtritons.com -