Matadors Fall to Gauchos, 6-1

March 28, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (7-5, 1-3 Big West) lost 6-1 to UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon in a Big West Conference match. Nigora Sirojiddinova picked up her team-leading ninth singles win of the season for Northridge, moving her season record to an impressive 9-2.

It was a tough day for Northridge on the courts. The Gauchos did not lose a set in singles play. Annabel Gledden had to retire from her fourth-seeded match with Sirojiddinova to give CSUN their only point of the day.

In other singles action, junior Brooke Doane lost her No. 1 singles match to Sofia Novak, 7-5 and 6-4. Nina Jaworowski also had to retire from her match, leaving the No. 2 match down 6-1 and 2-0 to Natalia Lozano. The No. 3 match went to UCSB's Jill Damion, who defeated Whitney Paluch 6-0, 6-1.

The bottom half of the singles draw saw Tova Hausman record a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Anna Yang at No. 5. Finally, Zarina Pisnoy suffered the first loss of her collegiate career, falling 6-2 and 6-4 to Jordan Dockendorf at the No. 6 draw.

In doubles play, the Gauchos took two of the three matches to earn the point. Hausman teamed with Bryanna Ojeda to topple Doane and Yang, 8-5, at No. 1. In the second-seeded match, Dockendorf and Lozano defeated Paluch and Jaworowski, 8-3.

Sirojiddinova and Maria Pistalu won their No. 3 doubles match, defeating Damion and Gledden, 9-7.

Northridge returns to action on April 1 with a league match against UC Riverside. First serve from the Matador Tennis Complex is slated for 2 p.m.

UCSB 6, CSUN 1

Singles

1. Sofia Novak (UCSB) def. Brooke Doane (CSUN) 7-5, 6-4

2. Natalia Lozano (UCSB) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-1, 2-0 ret.

3. Jill Damion (UCSB) def. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) 6-0, 6-1

4. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Annabel Gledden (UCSB) 1-6, 4-3 ret.

5. Tova Hausman (UCSB) def. Anna Yang (CSUN) 7-6, 6-1

6. Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Zarina Pisnoy (CSUN) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

1. Hausman/Bryanna Ojeda (UCSB) def. Doane/Yang (CSUN) 8-5

2. Dockendorf/Lozano (UCSB) def. Jaworowski/Paluch (CSUN) 8-3

3. Sirojiddinova/Maria Pistalu (CSUN) def. Damion/Gledden (UCSB) 9-7