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Mustangs Fall at No. 57 UC Irvine in Rain-Shortened Matchup, 4-0

Mustangs Fall at No. 57 UC Irvine in Rain-Shortened Matchup, 4-0

IRVINE, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's tennis team contested three tight doubles matches and remained well in contention in two singles matches but, after conceding the doubles point to No. 57 UC Irvine on Sunday afternoon, the Mustangs dropped three successive singles contests and a 4-0 decision at Anteater Tennis Complex.

In a match delayed two-and-a-half hours due to precipitation in southern California, UC Irvine opened the afternoon by grabbing the doubles point. At No. 2, Cal Poly senior Kathryn Webb and junior Mika Padmanabhan were doubled up by UC Irvine's Sarah Gong and Brooke Schweyer, 8-4. The Anteaters finalized the doubles win at No. 3 with the 56th-ranked Marivick Mamiit and Sarah Stadfelt edging Cal Poly freshman Emily Gibbens and Sayaka Tsugai, 8-6. With the point in hand, the No. 1 bout between Mustang seniors Ane McPike and Jennifer Cornea and UC Irvine's Ali Facey and Franziska Goettsching remained unfinished with Cal Poly trailing, 7-6.

In singles play, Gibbens fell at the No. 2 spot to Gong (6-0, 6-3), Padmanabhan was bested at No. 3 by Goettsching (6-0, 6-2) and Tsugai dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 6 to Stadfelt as the Anteaters rounded off the 4-0 win. However, Cornea was leading her No. 1 match versus Mamiit (6-1, 4-4) and McPike was knotted up with Kat Facey at No. 5 (6-6) when the contests were called. In the remaining unfinished match, Webb trailed Ali Facey at No. 4 (7-5, 2-1).

Cal Poly (2-5, 0-2) returns to Mustang Courts to open a seven-match home stand beginning against Pacific on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. and UC Davis on Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

No. 57 UC Irvine 4, Cal Poly 0
Anteaters Tennis Complex (Irvine, Calif.)
March 2, 2014

1. Ali Facey/Franziska Goettsching (UCI) def. Jennifer Cornea/Ane McPike (CP), 7-6
2. Sarah Gong/Brooke Schweyer (UCI) def. Kathryn Webb/Mika Padmanabhan (CP), 8-4
3. Marivick Mamiit/Sarah Stadfelt (UCI) def. Emily Gibbens/Sayaka Tsugai (CP), 8-6

1. Marivick Mamiit (UCI) vs. Jennifer Cornea (CP), 1-6, 4-4, unfinished
2. Sarah Gong (UCI) def. Emily Gibbens (CP), 6-0, 6-3
3. Fran. Goettsching (UCI) def. Mika Padmanabhan (CP), 6-0, 6-2
4. Ali Facey (UCI) vs. Kathryn Webb (CP), 7-5, 2-1, unfinished
5. Kat Facey (UCI) vs. Ane McPike (CP), 6-6, unfinished
6. Sarah Stadfelt (UCI) def. Sayaka Tsugai (CP), 6-1, 6-3