April 23, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (15-9, 3-5 Big West) defeated Pacific 5-2 in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Matador Tennis Complex. The Matadors swept the doubles point and then captured four singles matches as the team honored it two seniors, Brooke Doane and Nina Jaworowski, before the match.
The Matadors jumped out quickly on senior day, sweeping the doubles play. Doane and Jennifer Sher improved to 15-1 on the season and a perfect 6-0 in Big West play with their win at the No. 1 draw.
For Doane, the school's all-time leader in doubles victories, the win improved her individual doubles record for the season to 20-4 and a perfect 8-0 against league competition. Sher was equally dominant, posting an individual doubles record of 20-2 and a 7-1 mark in Big West play.
At the second draw, Maria Pistalu and Sabrina Man-Son-Hing took a 9-7 decision to improve to 10-3 overall and 5-0 against league foes. Pistalu did not lose a doubles match (7-0) during league play, while Man-Song-Hing was 6-2 against Big West opponents in her first year at Northridge.
In singles action, Northridge took four matches to clinch the victory.
Sher cruised to a straigh-set victory at the second draw and improved to 16-5 overall and 6-2 in Big West play for the season. Sirojiddinova won at No. 4 in straight sets to even her season record to 11-11. She has now won five of her last six singles contests.
Pistalu won her No. 5 match in three sets to improve to 12-6 on the season in singles action. Finally, Lorraine Cheung won in straight sets at No. 6 to improve to 13-6 in her freshman campaign.
Although the Matadors' two seniors lost in their singles matches, Doane and Jaworowski depart Northridge with numerous accolades to their credit. Doane is looking at four-straight years on the league's All-Doubles Team, including three-straight seasons on the First Team. Jaworowski earned All-Big West Singles Team honors the past two years while also picking up doubles honors last year.
Still, the season is not over for the Matadors. They now head to the Big West Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. on April 29, 30 and May 1. CSUN is the seventh seed in the event and will face Cal Poly in the opening round.
CSUN 5, Pacific 2
1. Doane/Sher def. Widjaja/Hansen: 9-7
2. Pistalu/Man-Son-Hing def. Irvin/Eslami: 9-7
3. Sirojiddinova/Yang def. Gumenyuk/Te: 8-3
1. Widjaja def. Doane: 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
2. Sher def. Hansen: 6-1, 6-0
3. Gumenyuk def. Jaworowski: 6-2, 7-6
4. Sirojiddinova def. Eslami: 6-3, 6-0
5. Pistalu def. Te: 6-2, 6-7, 10-6
6. Cheung def. Irvin: 6-4, 6-2