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Pacific Women's Tennis: Pacific Falters at UC Santa Barbara; Fall 4-3 on Road

Mar 6, 2010
Rain threats forced the Pacific womens tennis team to begin its match against Big West rival UC Santa Barbara in singles play a half hour ahead of schedule. The Tigers were unable to get into the flow and fell 4-3 Saturday afternoon on the road.


We are right there in the mix with teams in our conference, said Head Coach Bob Chiene. We fought hard and did our best. As long as we keep improving, we will be our best at the conference championships, which is really where it counts.


Pacific fell to a 4-8 overall record and 1-2 in the Big West.


No. 122 Jenifer Widjaja (Sao Roque, Brazil) started the Tigers off with a 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 1 position, dominating her match against Sofia Novak. She is now 9-3 in singles play this spring with a 20-7 record overall this year.


The Tigers then lost four straight singles matches to drop the contest.


Freshman Christina Goehl (Karlsruhe, Germany) picked up Pacifics only other singles win at the No. 2 position. Now 7-5 in spring play, she defeated Natalia Lozano 7-5, 6-3.


Pacific eventually won its third point from doubles play. Widjaja and senior Sasha Fisher (Southampton, Bermuda) defeated Lozano and Jordan Dockendorf at the No. 1 position 9-7. And Goehl and junior Olga Gumenyuk (Kiev, Ukraine) secured the point with their win over Bryanna Ojeda and Asagi Onaga 8-4 at the No. 3 position.


Pacific continues play this weekend against conference opponents on Sunday, March 7. The Tigers travel to No. 71 Cal Poly for a 9:30 match.




UC Santa Barbara 4, Pacific 3

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Santa Barbara, Calif.



1 No. 122 Jenifer Widjaja PAC def. Sofia Novak UCSB 6-2,6-1

2 Christina Goehl PAC def. Natalia Lozano UCSB 7-5,6-3

3 Jordan Dockendorf UCSB def. Julia Hansen PAC 6-2,2-6,6-2

4 Annabel Gledden UCSB def. Olga Gumenyuk PAC 6-1,7-5

5 Tova Hausman UCSB def. Sarah Irvin PAC 6-0,6-3

6 Bryanna Ojeda UCSB def. Sasha Fisher PAC 6-4,6-2


Order of Finish: 1, 5, 4, 6, 3*, 2



1 Widjaja/Fisher PAC def. Lozano/Dockendorf UCSB 9-7

2 Hausman/Jill Damion UCSB def. Hansen/Irvin PAC 8-1

3 Goehl/Gumenyuk PAC def. Ojeda/Asagi Onaga 8-4