Long Beach State Tennis Routs UC Irvine 6-0
The Beach swept singles action as doubles was cut short due to inclement weather
LONG BEACH -- The Long Beach State women's tennis team turned in a strong performance today as the Beach rolled past Big West Conference foe UC Irvine, 6-0, at Rhodes Tennis Center.
With the win, the Beach improve to 2-1 in Big West action and are now 4-5 overall. Meanwhile, the Anteaters fall to 0-1 in league action and 5-5 on the year.
"We had a strong performance today against a conference opponent," Long Beach State head coach Jenny Hilt-Costello said. "It is a positive start to a busy match schedule next week."
The Beach got the day going with singles competition as inclement weather was predicted in the area. Long Beach State breezed through singles action winning all six flights.
Lalita Devarakonda got things started as she earned a pair of 6-2 victories over Flora Amiri in the No. 5 spot, before Lena Pacholski defeated Stephanie Hazell, 6-2, 6-2, in the No. 1 spot to give Long Beach State a 2-0 advantage.
Long Beach State extended its lead to 3-0 after Carlota Casasampere earned 6-0 and 7-5 wins over Ariana Tilbury at the No. 6 position. The Beach put the match out of reach with a 6-1, 6-2 win by Natalia Munoz over Stephanie Nguyen on court 2.
The two teams attempted to get doubles competition underway, but all of three doubles matches were halted due to inclement weather.
Long Beach State will be back in action on Tuesday, March 6 when it hosts Penn in non-conference competition at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Tennis Center.
1. Lena Pacholski (LBSU) def. Stephanie Hazell (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
2. Natalia Munoz (LBSU) def. Stephanie Nguyen (UCI) 6-1, 6-2
3. Maren Helgo (LBSU) def. Vivien Dvali (UCI) 6-3, 6-4
4. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) def. Yulin Chen (UCI) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) def. Flora Amiri (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
6. Carlota Casasampere (LBSU) def. Arianna Tilbury (UCI) 6-0, 7-5
1. Natalia Munoz/Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) vs. Stephanie Hazell/Vivien Dvali (UCI) 3-2, unfinished
2. Lena Pacholski/Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) vs. Arianna Tilbury/Stephanie Nguyen (UCI) 4-0, unfinished
3. Carlota Casasampere/Georgia Gulin (LBSU) vs. Yulin Chen/Danielle Garrido (UCI) 2-1, unfinished
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