January 27, 2009

Matadors Fall 7-0 in Trip to No. 29 Pepperdine

Jan. 27, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -

In its second early test of the season, the Cal State Northridge women’s tennis team (0-2) fell to No. 29 Pepperdine, 7-0, Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore Brooke Doane and freshman Evgeniya Vertesheva won the No. 1 doubles match for the Matadors in their only victory of the day.

Doane, who earned All-Big West Second Team honors last year for her work in doubles, teamed with Vertesheva for an 8-5 victory over Peppderdine’s Jill Braverman Anne Christine Voicu. However, the Waves would win the doubles point as Alex Lilies and Anamika Bhargava defeated Nigora Sirojiddinova and Nina Jaworowski in the second doubles match, 8-5. In the No. 3 match, Andrea Oates and Zlata Petrova defeated Kristy Fournell and Whitney Paluch, 8-4.

In singles competition, Vertesheva won the second set, but ultimately fell to Bhargava 6-1, 2-6 and 6-2. In the No. 2 singles match, Voicu defeated Jaworowski, 6-4 and 7-5, while in the third spot, Bravermen bested Doane, 6-2 and 6-0.

In the bottom half of the singles bracket, Sirojiddinova lost her No. 4 match, 6-2 and 6-5 to Lilies. At the No.5 position, Oates defeated Paluch, 6-4 and 6-0, and in the sixth match, Petrova defeated Fournell, 6-4 and 6-4.

Head coach Gary Victor has set-up a challenging schedule in addition to the rigors of Big West Conference play. Northridge still has four matches with nationally ranked matches, including its next contest, a meeting with No. 75 Cal Poly. Norhtridge defeated the Mustangs, 4-3, last season. First serve is slated for 11 a.m. Tennis Match Results

Cal State Northridge vs. Pepperdine

Jan 27, 2009 at (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center)

#29 Pepperdine 7, Cal State Northridge 0

Singles competition

1. Anamika Bhargava (PEP) def. Evgeniya Vertesheva (CSUN) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 2. Anne Christine Voicu (PEP) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-4, 7-5 3. Jill Braverman (PEP) def. Brooke Doane (CSUN) 6-2, 6-0 4. Alex Lilies (PEP) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-2, 6-5 5. Andrea Oates (PEP) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 6-4, 6-0 6. Zlatka Petrova (PEP) def. Kristy Fournell (CSUN) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Brooke Doane/Evgeniya Vertesheva (CSUN) def. Jill Braverman/Anne Christine Voicu (PEP) 8-5 2. Alex Lilies/Anamika Bhargava (PEP) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova/Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 8-5 3. Andrea Oates/Zlatka Petrova (PEP) def. Kristy Fournell/Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 8-4 Match Notes: Cal State Northridge 0-2 Pepperdine 1-1; National ranking #29 Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,6,4,5,1,2)