Jan. 29, 2011
TUCSON - On their second day on the road the Wildcats traveled to Northridge, Calif. to take on the Cal State Northridge Matadors. The Cats finished their weekend with a 5-2 win.
In the No. 1 position of doubles play Sarah Landsman and Jane Huh fell 8-2 to Brooke Doane and Jennifer Sher. The only doubles win of the day came from the freshman team of Lacey Smyth and Susan Mc Rann as they defeated Nina Jaworowski and Anna Yang, 8-5. Last to finish was the team of Natasha Marks and Debora Castany in the No. 3 position. Marks and Castany lost 8-4 to Nigora Sirojiddinova and Sabrina Man-Son-Hing, giving CSUN the doubles point.
The Cats came back in singles play with the first win coming from Smyth, in the No. 1 spot, when she defeated Doane, 6-1, 6-1. Next to finish was Marks with as 6-1, 6-0 victory over Jaworowski. In the No. 3 position Landsman beat Sher, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
The only singles loss of the day came in the No. 4 spot as Mc Rann fell to Sirojiddinova, 6-4, 6-3.
In the No. 5 position Castany beat Man-Son-Hing, 6-4, 6-2. Last to finish was Huh as she defeated Lorraine Cheung, 6-3, 7-5 giving Arizona the final singles point.
"Today was a better day for the team," said head coach Vicky Maes. "We lost the doubles point again but we did a much better job of competing in singles. I was pleased with the focus and energy we brought to the singles and it made us play that much stronger. Of course, we have work to do in doubles but overall this was a step in the right direction for us."
The Cats play next on February second as they continue to travel and take on Fresno State in California.
No. 49 Arizona 5, Cal State Northridge 2
Doane/Sher (CSUN) def. Landsman/Huh (UA) 8-2
Smyth/Mc Rann (UA) def. Jaworowski/Yang (CSUN) 8-5
Sirojiddinova/ Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) def. Marks/Castany (UA) 8-4
CSUN wins doubles point
Order of finish 1, 2, 3
Lacey Smyth def. Brooke Doane, 6-1, 6-1
Natasha Marks def. Nina Jaworowski, 6-1, 6-0
Sarah Landsman def. Jennifer Sher, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Nigora Sirojiddinova def. Susan Mc Rann (UA) 6-4, 6-3
Debora Castany (UA) def. Sabrina Man-Son-Hing, 6-4, 6-2
Jane Huh (UA) def. Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) 6-3, 7-5
Order of Finish 1, 2, 5, 4, 3, 6