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Mustang Women’s Tennis Team Edged by Portland, 4-3

Mustang Women’s Tennis Team Edged by Portland, 4-3

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Senior Alexa Lee and junior Jen Cornea both finished as dual winners on Friday afternoon, but after securing the doubles points against Portland, the Cal Poly women's tennis program surrendered four of six singles matches and dropped a 4-3 decision against the Pilots on Mustang Courts.

Lee opened Friday's matchup by combining with freshman Louise Oxnevad to post an 8-4 doubles victory at the No. 1 position versus Valeska Hoath and Tori Troesch. Cal Poly then earned the doubles point as juniors Cornea and Ane McPike combined at the No. 2 spot to earn an 8-4 triumph versus Sabine Fuchs and Anatasia Polyakova. Portland fought off a doubles sweep at No. 3, as Maja Mladenovic and Emily Gould topped Cal Poly junior Gabrielle Gatewood and freshman Haley Kepler, 8-2.

Cornea returned in singles action to roll past Polyakova at the No. 2 position, 6-1, 6-1. Lee also earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 versus Fuchs. However, Mladenovic bested Oxnevad at the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-3, while McPike fell by the same score at No. 4 against Hoath. Troesch handed Mustang freshman Anna Klavins a 6-2, 6-4 defeat at No. 5 before Saroop Dhatt wrapped up Portland's win with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 6 versus Gatewood.

Cal Poly (3-14) shifts back to Big West Conference action when visiting Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, April 6 at 12 noon.

Portland 4, Cal Poly 3
Mustang Courts (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
March 29, 2013

Doubles
1. Oxnevad/Lee (CP) def. Hoath/Troesch (POR), 8-4
2. Cornea/McPike (CP) def. Fuchs/Polyakova (POR), 8-4
3. Mladenovic/Gould (POR) def. Gatewood/Kepler (CP), 8-2

Singles
1. Maja Mladenovic (POR) def. Louise Oxnevad (CP), 6-2, 6-3
2. Jen Cornea (CP) def. Anatasia Polyakova (POR), 6-1, 6-1
3. Alexa Lee (CP) def. Sabine Fuchs (POR), 6-2, 6-2
4. Valeska Hoath (POR) def. Ane McPike (CP), 6-2, 6-3
5. Tori Troesch (POR) def. Anna Klavins (CP), 6-2, 6-4
6. Saroop Dhatt (POR) def. Gabrielle Gatewood (CP), 6-2, 6-4