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Mustang Women's Tennis Enjoys Mixed Results at ITA Northwest Regional

Mustang Women's Tennis Enjoys Mixed Results at ITA Northwest Regional

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Three Mustangs reached the round of 64 on Friday at the Stanford-hosted ITA Northwest Regional Championships, but all five players representing the Cal Poly women's tennis program were eliminated from singles title contention.

Sophomore Jennifer Cornea enjoyed Cal Poly's top effort, besting Santa Clara's Charlotte Newell during opening-round action, 6-4, 6-2. Cornea (above), however, was eliminated at the round of 64 hurdle by seventh-seeded Marianne Jodoin of Fresno State, 6-2, 6-1.

After advancing to the round of 64 following the withdrawal of an opponent through illness, sophomore Ane McPike was eliminated with a 6-3, 6-1 loss against Washington State's Charlotte Koning. Also advancing to the round of 64 through an opponent injury was senior Jocelyn Davis, who eventually dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision against California's Cecilia Estlander. Cal Poly's final advancing player was junior Alexa Lee, who defeated Blair Reed of San Francisco, 6-0, 6-1, before falling against sixth-seeded Tayler Davis of California, 6-3, 6-2.

Falling in the opening round was sophomore Gabrielle Gatewood, who dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Fresno State's Melissa McQueen.

In doubles action, Lee and Cornea reached the round of 32 by defeating Sacramento State's Katharina Knoebl and Sophie Lohscheidt, 8-3. Lee and Cornea will face San Jose State's Sandra Florea and Erica Medlin on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Also in doles action on Saturday at 9 a.m. are Davis and McPike, who drew a bye on Friday and will face California's Tayler Davis and Cecilia Estlander during the round of 32.

In a mixed doubles match also played on Friday, Gatewood teamed with Pacific's Gergana Boncheva to best Molly Aloia (Saint Mary's) and Anne Susdorf (Fresno State), 8-4.