Long Beach State Doubles Continue to Excel at Southwest Regionals
The Beach picked up a pair of doubles wins on Friday
SAN DIEGO – On day two of the 2017 ITA Southwest Regionals, the Long Beach State tennis team received another solid outing in the main doubles draw.
In the main singles draw, the Beach picked up a win against UCLA before falling to Pepperdine.
“Again, we had a strong showing in doubles and we made a lot of improvement in our singles matches today,” Long Beach State head coach Jenny Hilt-Costello said. “We are excited to keep working and building in our matches tomorrow.”
The day got started with doubles and LBSU sent sophomore Natalia Munoz and senior Lena Pacholski to the court to battle it out with San Diego State’s Magda Aubets and Nnena Nadozie. The Beach duo turned in a solid performance as Munoz and Pacholski picked up the 8-4 win to set the tone for the day.
Carlota Casasampere and Georgia Gulin teamed up in the other main doubles draw for Long Beach State. The freshman duo went up against Colomba Di Filippo and Gemma Garcia of San Diego and came away with a 9-8(6) victory.
Pacholski went on to compete in the main singles draw for LBSU. Following her successful doubles showing, Pacholski returned to the court and picked up a 7-5 and 6-2 win over UCLA’s Gabby Andrews, before dropping a 6-2, 6-2 contest to Pepperdine’s Mayar Ahmed.
In the consolation singles draw, Long Beach State earned three victories out of five matches. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri, Lalita Devarakonda and Munoz all earned wins, while Gulin and Casasampere dropped their contests.
Sadeghavaziri defeated Hawaii’s Alzbeta Houbova, 7-5 and 6-2, while Devarakonda came up with the win over UC Santa Barbara’s Natalie Da Silveira by scores of 0-6, 7-5, and 10-6. Finally Munoz rounded out the Beach winners in the consolation singles draw with 6-3 and 7-5 victories over Loyola Marymount’s Camila Tumosa.
Long Beach State continues action at the 2017 ITA Southwest Regional on Saturday, Oct. 21.
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