TUCSON, Ariz . ?C The Arizona womenˇ?s tennis team finally got its weekend home-stand under wayˇ?albeit a day late as its match with Long Beach State was rained out and this morningˇ?s tilt with Sacramento State was delayed two hours due to inclement weather.
When they finally squared off with the?No. 56 ranked?Hornets, the Cats were defeated 5-1 in singles-only play.
Arizona picked up a win in the No. 2 spot as Claire Rietsch defeated Melissa Valenzuela; 7-5, 6-2.
In other close matches, No. 46 Danielle Steinberg went three sets with Katrina Zheltova before falling; 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. The loss is Steinbergˇ?s first for the season.
Then freshman Jane Huh nearly pulled off an improbable comeback against Anastassia Lyssenko but was also defeated; 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
The loss drops Arizona to 5-2 on the season. Tomorrow they will resume their match with the Long Beach State 49ers. Match time is set for 8:30 a.m.
Zheltova Sac. St. def. Steinberg UA; 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Rietsch UA def. Valenzuela Sac. St.; 7-5, 6-2
Lyssenko Sac St. def. Huh UA; 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Schifris Sac St. def. Toporowska UA; 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
Jarlkaganova Sac St. def. Masschelein UA; 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Martinez Sac St. def. Orletsky UA; 6-3, 3-6, 6-3