Aztecs drop two in a row with Saturday’s loss in Long Beach
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April 7, 2018 (Long Beach) - The San Diego State’s women’s tennis team made a short trip up the California coast to play a Saturday afternoon dual against Long Beach State, ultimately falling 4-2 to the Beach. The Aztecs dropped the doubles point to LBSU and were only able to put together two singles victories before the Beach clinched the win.
SDSU’s top-seeded doubles duo, junior Jenny Moinard and sophomore Mia Smith, logged a 6-1 win over the Beach’s Natalia Munoz and Lalita Devarakonda, but LBSU bounced back on courts two and three to claim the point. Seniors Jana Buth and Paola Diaz dropped a close 6-1 match against Sadef Sadeghvaziri and Lena Pacholski, while junior Magda Aubets and freshman Nnena Nadozie fell 7-5 to Carlota Casasampere and Georgia Gulin.
In singles play, Diaz bounced back from her doubles loss to claim a 6-3, 6-3 win over Munoz on court two, while Jenny Moinard snagged the Aztecs’ second point with her 6-2, 7-5 victory over Devarakonda in the fourth seed.
Despite claiming the first two singles points, the Aztecs were unable to bounce back in the remaining matches. On court five, freshman Abbie Mulbarger dropped 6-4, 6-3 to Sadeghvaziri, while Aubets took opponent Maren Helgo to three sets, ultimately falling 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. For the match clinch, Buth also drew her match against Pacholski to a third set but fell short, 6-3, 6-7, 6-0.
With today’s match, the Aztecs drop to 8-10 on the season (0-1 MW) and drop their seventh doubles point of the season.
Long Beach State 4, San Diego State 2
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Long Beach, Calif. (Rhodes Tennis Center)
1. Jenny Moinard/Mia Smith (SDSU) def. Natalia Munoz/Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) 6-1
2. Lena Pacholski/Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) def. Jana Buth/Paola Diaz (SDSU) 6-1
3. Carlota Casasampere/Georgia Gulin (LBSU) def. Magda Aubets/Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) 7-5
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3
LBSU wins doubles point
1. Lena Pacholski (LBSU) def. Jana Buth (SDSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-0
2. Paola Diaz (SDSU) def. Natalia Munoz (LBSU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Maren Helgo (LBSU) def. Magda Aubets (SDSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Jenny Moinard (SDSU) def. Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) def. Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Carlota Casasampere (LBSU) vs. Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) 3-6, 6-4, unfinished
Order of finish: 2, 4, 5, 3, 1*
* Match clinching victory