March 16, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (6-3) defeated No. 60 Washington State, 4-3, in San Diego Tuesday afternoon. Freshmen Anna Yang and Maria Pistalu rallied to win their singles matches to give Northridge its first victory over a ranked team this year.
Yang, who won 6-0, 0-6 and 7-6 (5), rallied to overcome four separate match points in her No. 5 match against Marina Nicolas. She is now 6-3 on the season for the Matadors.
Pistalu then clinched the victory for CSUN, winning 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 over Jessica Gomez in her No. 6 match. She is now 7-2 in singles play in her first season with Northridge.
The other Matador to win in singles was Nigora Sirojiddinova. She improved to 7-1 on the season with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Andjela Kankaras in the No. 4 match.
The Matadors clinched the match by sweeping doubles play. Brooke Doane and Yang improved to 6-2 on the season with an 8-4 victory over Lea Jansen and Nicolas. All eight of their doubles matches have been at the No. 1 draw.
Finally, Pistalu and Sirojiddinova topped Elisabeth Fournier and Kankaras, 8-6, in the No. 3 match. They are 5-2 on the season.
Doane lost her No. 1 singles match to Vasilieva, 6-2 and 6-1. Jaworowski lost at No. 2 singles to Fournier, 6-2 and 6-4. Finally, Paluch fell to Googe, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 3 singles draw. Doane is 5-4, Jaworowski is 6-3 and Paluch is 5-4 on the year in singles play.
The Matadors return to action Friday, Mar. 19 with a home date against Wyoming. First serve is slated for 1:30 p.m.
CSUN 4, No. 60 Washington State 3
Order of Finish: 1,2,3
1. Vasilieva (WSU) def. Doane (CSUN): 6-2, 6-1
2. Fournier (WSU) def. Jaworowski (CSUN): 6-2, 6-4
3. Googe (WSU) def. Paluch (CSUN): 6-2, 6-3
4. Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Kankaras (WSU): 6-4, 6-3
5. Yang (CSUN) def. Nicolas (WSU) 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5)
6. Pistalu (CSUN) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU): 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Order of FInish: 1,2,4,3,5,6