49ers Sweep Past UC Riverside, 7-0
Beach Improves to 4-1 on the Season
Feburary 17, 2007
LONG BEACH, CA-- The No. 27-ranked Long Beach State women’s tennis
team won its fifth consecutive match, sweeping past visiting UC Riverside
7-0 on Saturday at the 49er Campus Courts. Long Beach improved to 5-1
with the victory, 3-0 vs. Big West Conference foes, while the Highlanders
fell to 4-3.
The 49ers began the day by winning all three doubles matches. At #1 doubles,
#48-ranked Hannah Grady and Jessica Weeks won 8-1 over Erynne Oki and
Donna McCullough. At two doubles, Stephanie Bengson and Rachael Porsz
downed H.R. Espiritu and Roxanne Plata, 8-3. The hottest 49er doubles
team resides at #3 doubles as Emmanuelle Tabatruong and Sandra Rocha rolled
past Catrisha Cabanilla and Eri Yoshimoto, 8-1. Tabatruong and Rocha are
now 5-0 this spring in doubles.
In singles, the 49ers won all six singles matches, five in straight sets.
The toughest match came at the number one spot, as Grady came back from
one set down to defeat Oki 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. Bengson won 6-3, 6-2 at #2 singles
over Espiritu and Weeks downed McCullough at the three spot 6-3, 6-3.
Tabatruong played at #4 singles on Saturday and defeated the Highlanders
Yasaman Sakhakorn 6-1, 6-1. Senior Rachael Porsz saw her first singles
action since the opening match and responded with a 6-0, 6-4 win at #5
singles over Cabanilla. Freshman Denise Liebschner closed out at #6 singles
recording a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alex Khoury.
The 49ers travel to Las Vegas next weekend for three matches, all against
nationally-ranked opponents. On Friday the 49ers play #39 UNLV. Saturday
the 49ers tangle with #31 Florida International and they conclude the
weekend on Sunday against #18 Fresno State.
1-#48-Grady/Weeks (LBSU) def. Oki/McCullough (UCR), 8-1
2-Bengson/Porsz (LBSU) def. Espiritu/Plata (UCR), 8-3
3-Tabatruong/Rocha (LBSU) def. Cabanilla/Yoshimoto (UCR), 8-1
1-Hannah Grady (LBSU) def. Erynne Oki (UCR), 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
2-Stephanie Bengson (LBSU) def. H.R. Espiritu (UCR), 6-3, 6-2
3-Jessica Weeks (LBSU) def. Donna McCullough (UCR), 6-3, 6-3
4-Emmanuelle Tabatruong (LBSU) def. Yasaman Sakhakorn (UCR), 6-1, 6-1
5-Rachael Porsz (LBSU) def. Catrisha Cabanilla (UCR), 6-0, 6-4
6-Denise Liebschner (LBSU) def. Alex Khoury (UCR), 6-2, 6-4