February 20, 2009

Matadors Fall to No. 45 Long Beach State, 5-2

Feb. 20, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -

The Cal State Northridge tennis team (2-6) fell to No. 45 Long Beach State, 5-2, Friday in a Big West Conference match in Long Beach. Sophomore Nina Jaworowski won her No. 2 singles match and teamed with Nigora Sirojiddinova to win their No. 2 doubles match and help CSUN win the doubles point.

Playing against the 49ers’ Deborah Armstrong, Jaworowski rallied to win 3-6, 7-5 and 10-8 for her second singles win of the season. She and Sirojiddinova took an 8-3 decision over Armstrong and Lisa Sutton to improve their mark to 3-3 on the season.

In the top doubles match, Evgeniya Vertesheva and Brooke Doane improved their season record to 5-1 with an 8-3 victory over Hannah Grady and Jessica Weeks. At the No. 3 position, Anais Dallara and Rachel Manasse defeated Whitney Paluch and Julie Onishenko, 8-3.

In singles action, Grady defeated Vertesheva in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-0, to win the No. 1 match. At the third position, Manasse defeated Doane, 6-2, 6-0.

In the bottom half of the singles bracket, Paluch played at the No. 4 position for the first time in her career, but fell 6-4, 6-2 to Dallara. Sirojiddinova lost her No. 5 match 6-4, 6-2 to Julie Luzar and Onishenko fell to Weeks, 6-1 and 6-2 in the No. 6 match.

Northridge returns to action on Feb. 22 when they host Hawai’i at the Matador Tennis Complex. The match against the Rainbow Wahine is slated to start at 1 p.m. and opens a 13-match homestand for the Matadors.

DOUBLES

Doane/Vertesheva, CSUN def. Grady/Weeks, LBSU, 8-3

Jaworowski/Sirojiddinova, CSUN, def. Armstrong/Sutton, LBSU, 8-3

Dallara/Manasse, LBSU def. Onishenko/Paluch, CSUN, 8-3

SINGLES

Hannah Grady, LBSU def. Evgeniya Vertesheva, CSUN, 6-4, 6-0 


Nina Jaworowski, CSUN def. Deborah Armstong, LBSU, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 


Rachel Manasse, LBSU, def. Brooke Doane, CSUN, 6-2, 6-0

Anais Dallara, LBSU, def. Whitney Paluch, CSUN, 6-4, 6-2

Julie Luzar, LBSU def. Nigora Sirojiddinova, CSUN, 6-4, 6-2

Jessica Weeks, LBSU def. Julie Onishenko, CSUN, 6-1, 6-2.