WOMEN’S TENNIS FACES CHALLENGING DAY TWO OF FALL CLASSIC II

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Aztecs claim five singles wins on Saturday 

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November 10, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis competed in the second day of SDSU Fall Classic II on Saturday where the team logged five singles wins but was unable to capture a doubles victory.

Despite a dominant doubles performance on Friday, the Aztecs struggled to maintain their edge entering Saturday’s paired competition, playing themselves out of all three doubles championship brackets. In flight A, Utah’s Madison Tattini and Brianna Chisholm claimed a 6-4 win over freshman Shakhnoza Khatamova and senior Jenny Moinard, while Utes Lindsay Hung and Taylor Calton downed freshmen Ellie Ashley and Lauren Anderson (6-0) in flight C.

Also falling out of championship play were the two Aztec duos in flight B. Sophomore Nnena Nadozie and senior Magda Aubets were unable to walk away with a win over Utah’s Whitney Turley and Leah Heimuli, falling 7-6 (3) in the match. Junior Mia Smith and sophomore Abbie Mulbarger were also defeated, falling 6-3 to Eastern Washington’s Faye Worrall and Zoey Nelson. 

In the flight C consolation bracket, freshmen Agustina Rimoldi Godoy and Aesha Patel were unable to put together a win over Anya Lamoreaux and Emily Dash (Utah), dropping 6-3.

In singles play, Mulbarger picked up speed in her final two sets to top Marquette’s Lesley Foe, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4, in flight D, while Khatamova defeated Marta Heinen (EWU) 7-5, 6-2 in the flight D consolation draw. 

Rimoldi Godoy also tallied an Aztec victory with her 6-4, 7-5 performance over Utah’s Calton in flight E, while the final two wins were claimed in the flight G round robin consolation draw by Ashley and Patel. Ashley topped Jasmine Rich (Utah) in two, going 6-2, 7-6 (4), while Patel took her match to three sets, marking a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 win.

In flight A, Moinard struggled to overcome Stanford’s Emma Higuchi, falling 6-2, 6-0, while Nadozie was forced to retire in the second set against Madison Tattini (Utah) due to muscle cramping. 

In flight C, Smith was unable to claim a win in the third set and surrendered a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 decision to Sara Choy (Stanford). In flight F, Anderson dropped a close match to EWU’s Worrall, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

The final round of competition kicks off Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with doubles action, immediately followed by singles. Admission to Fall Classic II is free and fans are encouraged to park in P7 on the corner of 55th Street and Montezuma Road. The Aztec Tennis Center is located just beyond Tony Gwynn Stadium, SDSU Softball Stadium and the Aztec Aquaplex on the northwest edge of campus.

SDSU Fall Classic II – Day Two

Nov. 10, 2018

Aztec Tennis Center

Doubles Competition

Flight A: 

Madison Tattini/Brianna Chisholm (UTAH) def. Shakhnoza Khatamova/Jenny Moinard (SDSU) – 6-4

Flight B:

Whitney Turley/Leah Heimuli (UTAH) def. Nnena Nadozie/Magda Aubets (SDSU) – 7-6 (3)

Faye Worrall/Zoey Nelson (EWU) def. Mia Smith/Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) – 6-3

Flight C:

Lindsay Hung/Taylor Calton (UTAH) def. Ellie Ashley/Lauren Anderson (SDSU) – 6-0 

Flight C Consolation:

Anya Lamoreaux/Emily Dash (UTAH) def. Agustina Rimoldi Godoy/Aesha Patel (SDSU) – 6-3

Singles Competition

Flight A:

Emma Higuchi (STAN) def. Jenny Moinard (SDSU) – 6-2, 6-0

Flight B: 

Madison Tattini (UTAH) def. Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) – 7-6 (7), 4-5, retired

Flight C:

Sara Choy (STAN) def. Mia Smith (SDSU) – 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 

Flight D:

Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) def. Lesley Foe (MU) – 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4 

Flight D Consolation:

Shakhnoza Khatamova (SDSU) def. Marta Heinen (EWU) – 7-5, 6-2

Flight E:

Agustina Rimoldi Godoy (SDSU) def. Taylor Calton (UTAH) – 6-4, 7-5

Flight F:

Faye Worrall (EWU) def. Lauren Anderson (SDSU) – 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (4) 

Flight G (Round Robin Consolation)

Ellie Ashley (SDSU) def. Jasmine Rich (UTAH) – 6-2, 7-6 (3)

Aesha Patel (SDSU) def. Jane Ellis (FS) – 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1