March 15, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (7-8, 3-3 BWC) defeated Pacific, 4-3, Saturday afternoon in a Big West Conference tennis match. The Matadors rallied to take four singles matches, capped off by Nina Jaworowski's 4-6, 6-0 and 6-3 vicotry over Jolanta Twarowska at the No. 2 position.
After losing the doubles point, Brooke Doane won the first singles match to finish, taking a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Svenja Arens at the third position. Nigora Sirojiddinova then won her No. 5 match, 6-2 and 6-0, over Clara Schmacher. Pacific would win at the sixth position, with Olga Gumenyk defeating Ashley Macias, 6-0 and 6-2.
Whitney Paluch would give CSUN a 3-2 lead with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Kateryna Nezhura at the fourth position. At the top spot, Evgeniya Vertesheva fell in three sets, 3-6, 6-0 and 6-1, to Jenifer Widjaja to set up Jaworowski's dramatic finish.
In doubles, Vertesheva and Doane rebounded with an 8-4 victory over Widjaja and Gumenyuk at the No. 1 spot. However, Twarowska and Fisher won at two, 8-0, over Jaworowski and Sirojiddinova and Arens and Nezhura defeated Paluch and Kukla at three, 8-4, to take the doubles point.
Northridge returns to action on Mar. 20, hosting Columbia. First serve is slate for 2 p.m. at the Matador Tennis Complex.
Women's Tennis Results:
Cal State Northridge 4, Pacific 3
Matador Tennis Complex
Doubles: (Pacific wins doubles point, 2-1)
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
1. Jenifer Widjaja (PAC) def. Evgeniya Vertesheva (CSUN): 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
2. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) def. Jolanta Twarowska (PAC): 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
3. Brooke Doane (CSUN) def. Svenja Arens (PAC): 6-1, 6-3
4. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) def. Kateryna Nezhura (PAC): 6-3, 7-5
5. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Clara Schumacher (PAC): 6-2, 6-0
6. Olga Gumenyuk (PAC) def. Ashley Mecias (CSUN): 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 6, 4, 1, 2