Beach Tennis Sweeps Singles Competition to Defeat UC Davis, 4-1
Long Beach State wins third straight against tough conference opponent
LONG BEACH -- The Long Beach State women's tennis team swept through singles action against UC Davis on Saturday morning at Rhodes Tennis Center en route to earning a 4-1 victory.
The Beach improve to 11-8 on the year and 5-2 in Big West play, while the Aggies drop to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in league action.
Until today, UC Davis had only lost one league match in late February to UC Santa Barbara. Coming into the match, the Aggies had won seven of their last eight matches. However, Long Beach State dominated singles competition en route to its third straight win.
"I'm really proud of our team's performance today," Long Beach State head coach Jenny Hilt-Costello said. "We beat a very good conference opponent."
Long Beach State dropped the doubles point after dropping matches at courts one and three, but made up for it in singles competition.
Senior Lena Pacholski got things going for the Beach as she took down Kristy Jorgensen, 6-3, 7-5 to even the match at 1-1. Carlota Casasampere followed suit downing Isabella von Ebbe at the No. 5 spot as she picked up a pair of set wins by scores of 6-1, 6-3 to put the Beach up 2-1.
Freshman Lalita Devarakonda gave Long Beach State a 3-1 advantage with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Sara Tsukamoto at the No. 4 spot.
Sophomore Natalia Munoz close it out at No. 2 as she battled back against Kristina Breisacher after dropping the first set to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.
The Beach close out the regular season on Friday, April 20 when they host Cal State Fullerton at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Tennis Center.
1. Lena Pacholski (LBSU) def. Kristy Jorgensen (UCD) 6-3, 7-5
2. Natalia Munoz (LBSU) def. Kristina Breisacher (UCD) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
3. Maren Helgo (LBSU) vs. Lani-Rae Green (UCD) 6-3, 5-7, unfinished
4. Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) def. Sara Tsukamoto (UCD) 6-2, 6-4
5. Carlota Casasampere (LBSU) def. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD) 6-1, 6-3
6. Georgia Gulin (LBSU) vs. Shirley Hall (UCD) 6-2, 4-6, 3-0, unfinished
1. Kristy Jorgensen/Kelsie Bryant (UCD) def. Natalia Munoz/Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) 6-1
2. Lena Pacholski/Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) def. Lani-Rae Green/Kristina Breisacher (UCD) 6-4
3. Sara Tsukamoto/Shirley Hall (UCD) def. Carlota Casasampere/Georgia Gulin (LBSU) 6-4
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