SAN LUIS OBISPO – The CSUN women’s tennis team (10-4) had their winning streak snapped Sunday as the Matadors fell to the Mustangs, 4-3 in a close Big West conference bout.
How it happened:
– The Matadors dropped the doubles point after losing at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to begin the day. Jolene Coetzee and Ana Isabel Fraile Toboso won their matchup at No. 2 doubles when they defeated Susanne Boyden and Grace Olyphant 6-4, but it wasn’t enough to secure the first point.
– Cal Poly would grab another point rather quickly as Monika Van de Vondel went down with an injury on Court No. 1 versus Emily Louie-Meadors. The score retired at 5-2 before Cal Poly was awarded the point.
– Skyla Alcon would be responsible for CSUN’s first point of the day, the senior from Hawai’i scored a straight set victory (6-2, 6-2) over MacKenzie Worsnop on Court No. 3.
– The Mustangs would then go on to extend its lead when Boyden defeated Jolene Coetzee on Court No.2, (6-2, 6-1).
– Emma Roenholt would pull the Matadors closer with her victory on Court No. 6, as she took down Claire Bouquet in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) to make the score 3-2 in favor of Cal Poly.
– The Mustangs would clinch the victory when Caroline Williams took down Sibel Demirbaga (6-3, 6-4) which awarded Cal Poly its sixth win of the year.
– Fraile Toboso secured her 12th victory of the season in singles, as she defeated Olyphant 6-3, 6-4.
In three out of the four Matadors’ conference losses, CSUN was barely clipped by the opponent 4-3. Out of the five Big West games that CSUN has played, the final score was 4-3 in four matches.
According to Head Coach Gary Victor:
“We are very proud of the leadership Emma and Skyla provided in a very tough weekend for the team. We ran into a very hungry and motivated team, and we just came up a little bit short. We are looking forward to Tuesday and finishing the season in a strong and positive way. Being 1-3 in (4-3) matches, the margins are so small. We need to dig in during the big moments of a match, then we will see that trend work more in our direction.”
The Matadors will travel back home and look to remain undefeated in non-conference play as CSUN will face Eastern Washington Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The Eagles are 7-7 on the season