Matadors Fall 5-2 to San Diego

March 14, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (5-3) lost 5-2 to the University of San Diego Sunday in San Diego. After losing a tough doubles point in which all three matches went at least 14 games, Nina Jaworowski and Nigora Sirojiddinova won their singles matches to earn the Matadors two points.

In doubles, Brooke Doane and Anna Yang lost 9-7 in the No. 1 match to Juliette Coupez and Maja Sujica. Then Jaworowski and Whitney Paluch took a 9-7 victory in the second-seeded match, defeating Marite Raygada and Alexandra Demidova.

Finally, the third match decided the point, with Laura Claus and Justine Perl defeating Maria Pistalu and Sirojiddinova, 8-6, at the No. 3 draw.

In singles, Sirjojiddinova was the first to finish, moving to 6-1 on the season by defeating Marhbach, 6-0 and 6-1. Copuz then toppled Doane in the No. 1 draw, 6-1 and 6-1. Demidova then posted a victory over Yang in the fifth draw, 7-5 and 6-4.

Pistalu lost her No.6 match in three sets to Raygada, 7-6 (4), 4-6 and 6-3. The next to finish was Jaworowski, earning the Matadors' second point. She won 6-1, 4-6 and 6-5 before Claus retired from the match.

The last singles match to finish was Paluch's third draw against Sujica, a match the Torero won 6-3, 6-7 (4) and 7-6 (2).

CSUN returns to the court on Mar. 16 against Washington State at 1:30 p.m. The match will be played in San Diego.

San Diego 5, Northridge 2

DOUBLES

1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Doane/Yang (CSUN) - 9-7

2. Jaworowski/Paluch (CSUN) def. Demidova/Raygada (USD) - 9-7

3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. Pistalu/Sirojiddinova (CSUN) - 8-6

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

USD wins the doubles point.

SINGLES

1. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Brooke Doane (CSNU) - 6-1, 6-1

2. Nina Jaworowski (CSNU) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-5 ret.

3. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) - 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2)

4. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Lise Marbach (USD) - 6-0, 6-1

5. Alexandra Demidova (USD) def. Anna Yang (CSNU) - 7-5, 6-4

6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Maria Pistalu (CSUN) - 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3

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

USD wins match, 5-2.

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