SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After dropping the doubles point to Hawai'i on Wednesday afternoon, the Cal Poly women's tennis program fell in the first three finalized singles matches and, despite leading in the remaining three contests, the Mustangs suffered a 4-0 shortened defeat.
In a match delayed multiple times due to precipitation at Mustang Courts, Hawai'i (9-7, 4-1) opened play by snatching the doubles point. At No. 1, the Cal Poly tandem of seniors Ane McPike and Jennifer Cornea fell to Xenia Suworowa and Paulina Petriskova, 8-4. Hawai'i captured the doubles point at No. 3 with Mustang junior Bryn Bacharach and freshman Emily Gibbens dropping an 8-1 decision to Sarah Gealer and Martina Kostalova. With the point decided, the No. 2 match between Cal Poly's Kathryn Webb and Mika Padmanabhan and Hawai'i's Rebecca Faltusz and Cindy Nguyen remained unfinished with the Mustangs trailing, 7-6.
In singles action, Nguyen topped Cornea at No. 1 (6-3, 1-6, 7-6) while Padmanabhan was bested at No. 3 by Kostalova (6-2, 6-1). Hawai'i finalized the victory at the No. 6 position with Faltusz sliding past McPike, 6-0, 6-1.
In the unfinished singles matches, Gibbens (above) led Suworowa at No. 2 (2-6, 6-4, 2-1), Webb was ahead of Petriskova at No. 4 (3-6, 6-4, 2-1) and Mustang junior Hannah Stone was in front of Gealer at No. 5 (6-4, 4-6, 4-1).
Cal Poly (3-8, 0-4) continues its seven-match home stand against No. 56 Long Beach State on Saturday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Hawai'i 4, Cal Poly 0
Mustang Courts (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
March 26, 2014
1. Xenia Suworowa/Paulina Petriskova (UH) def. Ane McPike/Jennifer Cornea (CP), 8-4
2. Kathryn Webb/Mika Padmanabhan (CP) vs. Rebecca Faltusz/Cindy Nguyen (UH), 6-7, unfinished
3. Sarah Gealer/Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Bryn Bacharach/Emily Gibbens (CP), 8-1
1. Cindy Nguyen (UH) def. Jennifer Cornea (CP), 6-3, 1-6, 7-6
2. Emily Gibbens (CP) vs. Xenia Suworowa (UH), 2-6, 6-4, 2-1, unfinished
3. Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Mika Padmanabhan (CP), 6-2, 6-1
4. Kathryn Webb (CP) vs. Paulina Petriskova (UH), 3-6, 6-4, 2-1, unfinished
5. Hannah Stone (CP) vs. Sarah Gealer (UH), 6-4, 4-6, 4-1, unfinished
6. Rebecca Faltusz (UH) def. Ane McPike (CP), 6-0, 6-1