SAN LUIS OBISPO – Freshman Emily Gibbens prevailed in both singles and doubles on Saturday afternoon at Mustang Courts, but the Cal Poly women's tennis program – after sweeping the doubles point from No. 60 Long Beach State – dropped five of six singles contests and a 5-2 decision to the 49ers.
In doubles action, Cal Poly's No. 1 duo of senior Jennifer Cornea and junior Hannah Stone rolled past Long Beach State's Laura Eales and Ebba Unden. At No. 2, Cal Poly senior Kathryn Webb and junior Mika Padmanabhan combined to defeat Hayley Thompson and Maeva Razakasoa (8-6) while the No. 3 Mustang tandem of senior Ane McPike and Gibbens prevailed by the same score versus Karolina Rozenberg and Holly Reid.
In singles play, Gibbens produced a 6-3, 7-6 triumph versus Unden at the No. 2 position. Cal Poly, however, captured just one set the remainder of the day as Cornea lost a tight 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 decision at the No. 1 spot to Razakasoa. At No. 3, Padmanabhan fell to Julie Gerard (6-3, 6-4) while, at No. 4, Long Beach State's Rozenberg topped Webb, 6-4, 6-1. Stone slipped at No. 5 versus Thompson (6-3, 6-1) while McPike fell at No. 6 to Reid (6-2, 6-1).
Cal Poly (3-9, 0-5) continues its seven-match home stand when hosting UC Riverside (0-15, 0-4) on Sunday, April 6 at 11 a.m.
No. 60 Long Beach State 5, Cal Poly 2
Mustang Courts (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
April 5, 2014
1. Hannah Stone/Jennifer Cornea (CP) def. Laura Eales/Ebba Unden (LBSU), 8-3
2. Kathryn Webb/Mika Padmanabhan (CP) def. Hayley Thompson/Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU), 8-6
3. Ane McPike/Emily Gibbens (CP) def. Karolina Rozenberg/Holly Reid (LBSU), 8-6
1. Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) def. Jennifer Cornea (CP), 7-6, 3-6, 1-0
2. Emily Gibbens (CP) def. Ebba Unden (LBSU), 6-3, 7-6
3. Julie Gerard (LBSU) def. Mika Padmanabhan (CP), 6-3, 6-4
4. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Kathryn Webb (CP), 6-4, 6-1
5. Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Hannah Stone (CP), 6-3, 6-1
6. Holly Reid (LBSU) def. Ane McPike (CP), 6-2, 6-1