Doane Rallies Northridge to 4-3 Victory over UC Davis

Feb. 15, 2009


Sophomore Brooke Doane won her No. 3 singles match against Herzyl Legaspi to give the Cal State Northridge women’s tennis team (2-5, 2-1 BWC) Sunday afternoon at The Matador Tennis Complex. In addition to her singles win, Doane teamed with Evgeniya Vertesheva at the No. 1 doubles position with a win against Randi Schuler and Desiree Stone.

After dropping the first set 4-6, Doane won the last two sets 6-3 and 6-1 to rally past Legaspi. In their top doubles match, Doane and Vertesheva got an 8-1 victory over Schuler and Stone to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Helping Northridge secure the doubles point was the team of sophomore Nina Jaworowski and freshman Nigora Sirojiddinova. The duo got their second win of the season with an 8-3 win over Legaspi and Dahra Zamudio at the No. 2 position. In the third doubles match, Whitney Paluch and Julie Onishenko dropped an 8-3 decision to Jenna Kappel and Andrea Phillips.

In singles play, Vertesheva earned a 6-2, 6-0 win against Stone at the top position. At the No. 2 spot, Jaworowski fell in three sets to Zamudio in the second match: 6-2, 2-6 and 6-1.

In the bottom half of the bracket, Kappel defeated Sirojiddinova, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 4 position. In the fifth spot, Paluch took home her second-straight victory with a 6-4, 6-3 decision against Jessica Harris. Finally, Emma Shapiro defeated Onishenko, 6-2, 6-4, at the No. 6 position.

The victory gives Northridge its second straight against a Big West Conference opponent. The Matadors return to the court on Feb. 20 for a trip to No. 45 Long Beach State. First serve is slated for 2 p.m.

Cal State Northridge 4, UC Davis 3

February 15, 2009

Matador Tennis Complex (Northridge, Calif.)


  1. Doane/Vertesheva (CSUN) d. Schuler/Stone (UCD), 8-1
  2. Jaworowski/Sirojiddinova (CSUN) d. Legaspi/Zamudio (UCD), 8-3
  3. Kappel/Phillips (UCD) d. Paluch/Onishenko (CSUN), 8-3

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3


  1. Evgeniya Vertesheva (CSUN) d. Desiree Stone (UCD), 6-2, 6-0
  2. Dahra Zamudio (UCD) d. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
  3. Brooke Doane (CSUN) d. Herzyl Legaspi (UCD), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  4. Jenna Kappel (UCD) d. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN), 6-2, 6-0
  5. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) d. Jessica Harris (UCD), 6-4, 6-3
  6. Emma Shapiro (UCD) d. Julie Onishenko (CSUN), 6-2, 6-4

Order of Finish: 1,6,4,5,3,2