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Tsugai Leads Cal Poly on Day 2 of Split Tournament Action

Tsugai Leads Cal Poly on Day 2 of Split Tournament Action

NORTHRIDGE/MORAGA, Calif. – Highlighted by sophomore Sayaka Tsugai's two singles victories, the Cal Poly women's tennis program wrapped up second-day action Saturday at both the CSUN-hosted Matador Invitational and Saint Mary's Invitational.

At the Matador Invitational and in the Black Singles Bracket, Tsugai (right) advanced through the consolation bracket by outdueling Seattle's Barbara Carey (6-3, 6-2) and Cal State Northridge Jessica Warren (2-6, 7-5, 10-7). Tsugai will compete for third place on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Also in the Black Bracket, freshman Abby Bacharach fell to Montana's Cam Kincaid (6-1, 6-1) before rebounding to stay alive for a chance at placement by topping UC Riverside's Courtney Pattagulan. In the bottom half of the bracket, sister Bryn Bacharach dropped her opening match to Portland's Sophie Van Den Aarssen, 7-6 (2), 6-3 before falling to Portland's Saroop Dhatt, 6-1, 6-0.

In the White Bracket, third-seeded Mustang Anna Klavins dropped her opening match to Alex Makashov of Cal State Los Angeles, 6-1, 6-4.

In doubles action at the Matador Invitational and in the Black Bracket, Tsugai teamed with Montana's Anabel Carbo, but fell to Seattle's Barbara Carey and Madison Maloney, 8-0. The Bacharachs also dropped their lone doubles match Saturday, on the downside to UC San Diego's Kyra Scott and Britta Mosser, 8-2.

At the Saint Mary's Invitational and in Red Bracket consolation phase, Mustang sophomore Emily Gibbens was eliminated from contention by Fresno State's Anneka Watts, 6-4, 6-1. In the bottom half of the draw, sophomore Louise Oxnevad was also eliminated by San Jose State's Gaelle Rey, 6-3, 6-3.

In the White Bracket, the four Mustangs competing in the consolation portion had their matches pushed back to Sunday morning due to inclement weather.

In the Red Doubles Bracket, the Cal Poly tandem of junior Dane Joubert and Oxnevad were eliminated from play in the consolation round by Fresno State's Watts and Anne Susdorf, 8-4. Also in the Red Bracket, the third-seeded Mustang tandem of Gibbens and freshman Zoe Oedekerk dropped an 8-5 match versus UC Santa Barbara's Jaimee Gilbertson and Natalie DaSilveira.

In the White Bracket, senior Hannah Stone and freshman Molly Reed moved into the consolation semifinals with an 8-7 (1) edging of Pacific's Chrstiana Ferrari and Francis Dean.