Pacific Women's Tennis: Pacific Outperforms Aggies; Wins 6-1 at Home
In an all-around team effort, the Pacific womens tennis team nearly swept every match against conference rival UC Davis Saturday afternoon. Pacific picked up its seventh win this season at home over the Aggies by winning every doubles match en route to a 6-1 victory. The Tigers are now 7-11 overall with a 3-4 record against Big West opponents.
We had a great day, said Head Coach Bob Chiene. They are a good team. To win it 6-1 is impressive. We played well and fought well.
Junior Olga Gumenyuk (Kiev, Ukraine) and freshman Christina Goehl (Karlsruhe, Germany) opened scoring in the contest by defeating Lauren Curry and Noelle Eades (8-1) at the No. 3 doubles position.
Continuing their stellar play at the No. 1 doubles spot, senior Sasha Fisher (Southampton, Bermuda) and junior Jenifer Widjaja (Sao Roque, Brazil) defeated Desiree Stone and Herzyl Legaspi, 8-2, for their fifth straight win. The pair are now 5-1 against Big West teams and boast a 13-4 overall record this spring.
In a showing of sheer determination sophomore Sarah Irvin (Brisbane, Australia) and freshman Julia Hansen (Hamburg, Germany) overcame a 7-2 deficit at the No. 2 doubles position to defeat Ellie Edles and Dahra Zamudio in a tie break 8-7 (5).
Their win was important, added Chiene. It didnt matter in terms of the doubles point. They could have just tried to move on because we already had the point, but they had the character to keep fighting. That was really inspirational. It carried right into the singles.
No. 91 Widjaja stretched her win streak to nine in No. 1 singles by defeating Stone in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Pacific picked up wins at the No. 6 and No. 3 positions to secure the win.
But the singles match of the day came at the No. 2 position. Goehl rebounded from a set one 6-2 loss and took set two 7-5, forcing a match-tie break against Zamudio. Both athletes fought hard back and forth in the race to 10. Zamudio survived three match points from Goehl before finally succumbing 1-0 (14) in the final set. UC Davis fell to 9-9 overall, 2-5 in the Big West with the loss.
Chiene stated, the idea is to do your best at the end of the season and thats what were working on.
Pacific will continue to enjoy home court advantage in its next match. The Tigers are slated to take on Santa Clara next Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. on the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts.
PACIFIC WOMENS TENNIS
Pacific 6, UC Davis 1
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Stockton, Calif. 11 a.m.
1. Fisher/Widjaja def. Stone/Legaspi (UCD) 8-2
2. Hansen/Irvin def. Edles/Zamudio (UCD) 8-7 (5)
3. Goehl/Gumenyuk def. Curry/Eades (UCD) 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
1. No. 91 Jenifer Widjaja def. Desiree Stone (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
2. Christina Goehl def. Dahra Zamudio (UCD) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (14)
3. Julia Hansen def. Herzyl Legaspi (UCD) 6-3, 6-1*
4. Olga Gumenyuk def. Lauren Curry (UCD) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
5. Ellie Edles (UCD) def. Sarah Irvin (PAC) 6-2, 7-6 (6)
6. Sasha Fisher def. Sidney Brady (UCD) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 3*, 5, 4, 2