10 Dec 2021 | 08:17 | Tennis
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—Big West leader Cal Poly defeated CSUN 4-1 to halt the Matadors’ women’s tennis winning streak at four on Saturday afternoon.
The Mustangs took the doubles point as the No. 1 team of Emily Ackerman and Mackenzie Worshap defeated Jolene Coetzee and Ana Fraile Toboso 6-3. The No. 2 team of Delanie Dunkle and Melissa Lamette handed Ekatarina Repina and Jacquie Tan at 6-2 defeat.
Repina tied the dual when defeated Kim Bhunu in the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-2 Grace Olyphant put Cal Poly back into the lead when she earned a 6-2, 6-3 decision against Tan at No. 5. Melissa LaMette defeated Coetzee in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1 in the No. 2 match for a 3-1 Mustangs’ lead.
Emily Ackerman clinched the dual for Cal Poly at No. 4 singles. She defeated Fraile Toboso in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. The Mustangs improved to 10-0 overall, 4-0 in Big West play.
“I am so proud of our team for competing so well against a good team on their home court,” said CSUN head coach Gary Victor. “We are going through growing pains without the luxury of a preseason. Doubles was solid and Kat played strong and focused. We have a class group of young ladies and we are very, very proud of them.”
The Matadors (5-3, 2-2 Big West) is off until Apr. 11 when CSUN travels to UC Riverside. The first serve is set for noon.