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    Pacific Women's Tennis: Pacific To Take On No. 55 Denver

    Feb 4, 2010
    The Pacific womens tennis team will be looking to push its record over .500 against No. 55 Denver Saturday, Feb. 6 at home. The Tigers (2-2) have yet to win against a ranked opponent this season.

     

    Leading Pacific are junior No. 60 Jenifer Widjaja (Sao Roque, Sao Paulo, Brazil) and freshman Christina Goehl (Karlsruhe, Germany). The pair each boast a team best 3-1 singles record heading into this weekends competition. Goehl, the current Big West Athlete of the Week, upset No. 41 UNLVs Nives Pavlovic (6-7, 6-2, 6-4) at the No. 2 position on her way to a three-match win streak.

     

    Playing out of the No. 1 position, Widjaja rebounded from a tough loss to No. 50 Kristina Nedeltchva (6-4, 6-7, 1-0 [10-6]) of No. 41 UNLV to defeat New Mexico States Isabela Kulaif in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. She then grabbed the Tigers only singles win over Saint Marys College against Alex Poorta, 6-4, 6-1 on Jan. 30.

     

    The matchup to see will be Widjaja taking on reigning Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Week, Ute Schnoy, in the No. 1 position. Schnoy is coming off of huge wins against No. 29 Jackie Wu of No. 22 Vanderbelt (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) and No. 121 Hillary Bartlett of No. 45 Princeton (6-3, 6-4). She currently boasts a 3-2 record in singles, going 2-1 against ranked opponents this spring.

     

    Match time is set for 11 a.m. on the Hal Nelson Tennis courts weather permitting. If inclement conditions exist, the match may be delayed and moved indoors. Tiger fans can check www.pacifictigers.com for updates on their favorite athletes and results.