April 17, 2009
After taking a moment to honor lone senior Danielle Steinberg, the Wildcats (11-9, 1-6 Pac 10) went straight to work and triumphed over Portland State (4-17, 0-4 BSC), winning 7-0.
In doubles, playing in the No. 2 spot, junior Ariane Masschelein and sophomore Jane Huh were first to finish, defeating Alyssa Ferry and Victoria Bravo 8-0. Then, junior Claire Rietsch and freshman Debora Castany defeated Caitlin Stocking and Kylea Gleason 8-0 on the third court to secure the point. Steinberg, and partner Sarah Landsman were last to finish, defeating Molly Knox and Anya Dalkin 8-4.
In singles, Castany's 6-0, 6-0 win in the sixth court over Gleason clinched the match in the Wildcats' favor.
Steinberg was the first Wildcat to finish, defeating Knox 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. In the No. 2 spot, Landsman also blanked her opponent, Alyssa Ferry, 6-0, 6-0.
Masschelein defeated Dalkin 6-0, 6-2 on the third court, and Rietsch defeated Stocking on the fourth court 6-1, 6-1.
Huh's win over Bravo in the No. 5 spot was the last to finish with the sophomore winning 2-6, 6-1, 10-6.
"It was an emotional day on the courts." Said head coach Vicky Maes, "Our tribute to Dani made us realize she was never going to play on court 1 again. At the same time, it got us fired up and we took care of business. Tomorrow will be a true test against the Devils. We need a good start and a complete team effort all the way through. This is for school pride and we have to put it all on the line."
Tomorrow, the Wildcats will travel to Tempe to finish off the regular season against conference rival Arizona State at 1 p.m.
1. No. 63 Steinberg/Landsman def. Knox/Dalkin 8-4
2. Masschelein/Huh def. Ferry/Bravo 8-0
3. Rietsch/Castany def. Stocking/Gleason 8-0
1. No. 92 Steinberg def. Knox 6-0, 6-0
2. No. 111 Landsman def. Ferry 6-0, 6-0
3. Masschelein def. Dalkin 6-0, 6-2
4. Rietsch def. Stocking 6-1, 6-1
5. Huh def. Bravo 2-6, 6-1, 10-6
6. Castany def. Gleason 6-0, 6-0