Jan. 18, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (1-1) fell 6-1 to No. 19 USC Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Lorraine Cheung took home the Matadors' only point on a very competitive day on the courts by winning her No. 6 singles match.
Facing their first of numerous ranked opponents in the 2011 season, CSUN put up forth a tough showing against the Women of Troy. In addition to Cheung's exploits, Brooke Doane battled fiercely in her match with Danielle Lao, the 10th-ranked singled player in the nation.
Singles action was a much closer affair. Cheung won her second-straight match for head coach Gary Victor and Northridge. She took her sixth-seeded singles match, 6-1 and 6-3, over USC's Hayley Miller.
Ryma Korab made her singles debut for the Matadors, taking the second set over Lyndsay Kinstler before ultimately falling 6-1, 6-7, 10-3 in her No. 5 singles match. Doane lost 7-5, 6-1 to Lao in the top-seeded singles draw.
CSUN continues its test against the Pac 10 in its next match, hosting Arizona at Matador Tennis Complex. The Matadors and the 49th-ranked Wildcats will meet on Jan. 29 with first serve slated for 11:30 a.m.
No. 19 USC 6, CSUN 1
1. Lao (USC) def. Doane (CSUN) 7-5, 6-1
2. Ramos (USC) def. Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-0, 6-2
3. Christian (USC) def. Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-1, 6-3
4. Pulido (USC) def. Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kinstler (USC) def. Ryma Korab (CSUN) 6-1, 6-7, 10-3
6. Cheung (CSUN) def. Miller (USC) 6-1, 6-3