Matadors Sweep Cal State Bakersfield in Belated Season Opener

Feb. 13, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team won it season opener Saturday, sweeping Cal State Bakersfield 7-0. The Matadors' doubles team lost only seven games combined and in singles, CSUN lost only one set to the Roadrunners.

In doubles action, the tandem of Brooke Doane and Anna Yang took an 8-4 victory over Julian Mannix and Veronica Dimas at the top draw. In the No. 2 match, Whitney Paluch and Nina Jaworowski coasted to an 8-1 victory over Julie Hutton and Sara Mijwel.

Finally, the No. 3 team of Nigora Sirojiddinova and Maria Pistalu teamed up for an 8-2 win over Ashlee Thorneycroft and Gabriela Horton.

In singles action, Doane assumed the top draw and properly dealt Dimas a 6-3, 6-3 straight-set victory. At the second draw, Jaworowksi lost only one game to Thorneycroft, winning 6-1 and 6-0. At the third spot, Paluch posted a straight-set 6-4, 6-4 victory over Nefeli Diamanti.

In the bottom half of the draw, Sirojiddinova rallied from a one set deficit to defeat Mannix, 6-7 (5), 6-3 and 10-8. At the fifth spot, Yang won her singles debut with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Horton. Finally, Ryma Korab also had a successful debut for CSUN, winning the No. 6 match, 6-1 and 6-2 over Hutton.

Zarina Pisnoy played an exhibition match in singles, defeating Mijwel 7-5.

Northridge returns to action Sunday for its home opener. The Matadors host Cal State Stanislaus at the Matador Tennis Complex with first serve slated for 11 a.m.

CSU Northridge 7, CSU Bakersfield 0

Doubles

No. 1 - Doane/Yang (CSUN) d. Mannix/Dimas (CSUB) 8-4 No. 2 - Jaworowski/Paluch (CSUN) d. Hutton/Mijwel (CSUB) 8-1 No. 3 - Sirojiddinova/Pistalu (CSUN) d. Thorneycroft/Horton (CSUB) 8-2 No. 4 - Korab/Pisnoy (CSUN) d. Diamanti/Barefield (CSUB) 8-2 (exhibition)

Singles

No. 1 - Doane (CSUN) d. Dimas (CSUB) 6-3, 6-3 No. 2 - Jaworowski (CSUN) d. Thorneycroft (CSUB) 6-1, 6-0 No. 3 - Paluch (CSUN) d. Diamani (CSUB) 6-4, 6-4 No. 4 - Sirojiddinova (CSUN) d. Mannix (CSUB) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-8 No. 5 - Yang (CSUN) d. Horton (CSUB) 6-1, 6-1 No. 6 - Korab (CSUN) d. Hutton (CSUB) 6-1, 6-2 No. 7 - Pisnoy (CSUN) d. Mijwel (CSUB) 7-5 (exhibition)