TUCSON, Ariz. ?C The Arizona womenˇ?s tennis team dropped their first?match of the season today, losing to the No. 32 Florida International Golden Panthers at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, 5-2.
In doubles the team of Danielle Steinberg and Ariane Masschelein beat Marijana Cutuk and ??Maria Spencely, 8-5
The Cats werenˇ?t as fortunate in their other two doubles matches with Natalia Toporowska and Katie Orletsky losing to Liset Brito and Egle Petrauskerite, 8-2, while Jane Huh and Claire Rietsch were beaten by Maria Pazo and Priscilla Castillo, 8-4.
The Golden Panthers won the doubles point, two games to one.
For singles, No. 46 Steinberg remained unbeaten as she knocked off Brito; 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.
The only other win for Arizona came in the number five spot as Masschelein defeated Spencely; 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Arizona is now 5-1 on the season. Their next match is at home against the Long Beach State 49ers on Feb. 15 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
1. Toporowska/Orletsky lose to Brito/Petrauskerite 8-2
2. Steinberg/Masschelein beat Cutuk/Spencely 8-5
3. Rietsch/Huh lose to Pazo/Castillo 8-4
FIU wins the doubles
1. Steinberg beats Brito 7-6 2-6 6-3
2. Toporowska loses to Petrauskerite 6-0 6-2
3. Rietsch loses to Castillo 6-2 6-4
4. Huh loses to Cutuk 5-7 7-5 10-4
5. Masschelein beats Spencely 3-6 6-4 6-4
6. Orletsky loses to Vallascui 6-4 6-1
FIU wins the match 5-2