Pacific Women's Tennis:Tigers Close Weekend 2-1 With Win Over New Mexico State
With doubles matches tied 1-1, the tag team of junior Olga Gumenyuk (Kiev, Ukraine) and freshman Julia Hansen (Hamburg, Germany) went to work on Natalia Salum and Ginet Pinero. The pair pulled out the No. 3 doubles match 8-5 to give Pacific its first of four straight points.
Junior Jenifer Widjaja (Sao Roque, Sao Paulo, Brazil) continued to prove her No. 60 ranking in singles play, downing Isabela Kulaif 2-0 (6-0,-6-0) in the No. 1 singles position without allowing Kulaif a single game.
Freshman Christina Goehl (Karlsruhe, Germany) improved to 3-0 in the No. 2 position with her 2-1 win over Sophia Marks. Goehl took set one 6-0 before Marks rebounded to win the second set 6-4, forcing a tie-breaker. But Goehl would outlast the Aggie 10-4 to win the deciding final set 1-0.
Pacific then led 3-0 when Hansen secured its win after defeating Pinero again, this time in the singles three position 2-0 (6-4, 6-1).
Gumenyuk and senior Sasha Fisher (Southampton, Bermuda) also picked up wins in the contest.
The Tigers head back home on Jan. 30 to face Saint Marys College for their first match-up on the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts in 2010. The match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.
WOMENS TENNIS RESULTS
PACIFIC 6, NEW MEXICO STATE 1,
Jan. 24, 2010, at Las Vegas (Fertitta Tennis Complex)
1. Widjaja/Fisher (UOP) def. Marks/Costa (NMSU) 8-3
2. Kulaif/Sylvain (NMSU) def. Goehl/Irvin (UOP) 8-1
3. Gumenyuk/Hansen (UOP) def. Salum/Pinero (NMSU) 8-5
1. #60 Jenifer Widjaja (UOP) def. Isabela Kulaif (NMSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Christina Goehl (UOP) def. Sophia Marks (NMSU) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
3. Julia Hansen (UOP) def. Ginet Pinero (NMSU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Manon Sylvain (NMSU) def. Sarah Irvin (UOP) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Olga Gumenyuk (UOP) def. Elizabeth Tapia (NMSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Sasha Fisher (UOP) def. Natalie Salum (NMSU) 6-1, 7-6