Northridge Tennis Suffers Two Set Backs in Roadtrip to Arizona

Feb. 8, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (0-5) lost 7-0 to both No. 19 Arizona State and Arizona in the Grand Canyon State over the weekend. The Matadors had to play down one player when sophomore Nina Jaworowski suffered food poisoning and could not play in either match.

Without Jaworowski, Northridge could not field a team for the No. 3 doubles match or No. 6 singles match, losing a point in the process.

Against Arizona State, the Sun Devils took all seven matches. Both Ashley Macias and Amira Massi made their Northridge debuts in the match. In doubles action, Nigora Sirojiddinova teamed with Evgeniya Vertesheva for the first time this season at the top position, falling 8-3.

The next day, Vertesheva pushed Ariane Masschelein to three sets at the No. 1 singles position, ultimately falling 3-6, 6-1 and 10-8. Whitney Paluch lost her No. 3 match 6-0, 6-2 and teamed with Macias at the No. 2 doubles position for the second time in the weekend, losing 8-1 to Danielle Steinberg and Jane Huh.

Northrdge resumes play Tuesday in a home match against Big West rival Cal State Fullerton. The Matadors hope to get Jaworowski, Brooke Doane and Kristy Fournell back for the match against the Titans, which begins at 2 p.m.



1. Laila Abdala/Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova/Evgenlya Vertesheva (CSUN) 8-3 2. Ashlee Brown/Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Whitney Paluch/Ashley Macias (CSUN) 8-2 3. Micaela Hein/Ali Van Horne (ASU) win by default Order of finish: 2, 1


1. Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Evgenlya Vertesheva (CSUN) 6-2, 6-2 2. Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) 6-2, 6-0 3. Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 6-0, 6-2 4. Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Ashley Macias (CSUN) 6-0, 6-1 5. Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Amira Massi (CSUN) 6-0, 6-2 6. Ali Van Horne (ASU) win by default

Arizona vs. CSUN Full Results:


1. Marks/Rietsch UA def. Vertsheva/Sirojiddinova CSUN 8-4 2. Steinberg/Huh UA def. Pulach/Massi CSUN 8-1 3. Did not play. Arizona wins by default


1. Masschelein UA def. Vertsheva 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 2. Marks UA def. Sirojiddinova 6-0, 6-0 3. Landsman UA def. Pulach 6-1, 6-2 4. Rietsch UA def. Macias 6-0, 6-2 5. Castany UA def. Massi 6-0, 6-1 6. Did not play. Arizona wins by default Order of finish: 5, 3, 4, 2, 1