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Stone Tops Ranked Foe, but Cal Poly Falls to No. 44 Saint Mary’s

Stone Tops Ranked Foe, but Cal Poly Falls to No. 44 Saint Mary’s

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Senior Hannah Stone outlasted the nation's 123rd-ranked singles player, but the victory counted as the Cal Poly women's tennis team's lone decision on Wednesday afternoon as the Mustangs fell to No. 44 Saint Mary's, 6-1.

Opening Wednesday's match in doubles action on Mustang Courts, Stone paired with freshman Zoe Oedekerk at the No. 2 spot, but dropped a 6-3 decision to Jamie Pawid and Mary-Anne Jessup. Saint Mary's then claimed the doubles point at No. 1 with Jana McCord and Parminder Kaur downing Mustang junior Danè Joubert and sophomore Emily Gibbens, 6-2. With the doubles point finalized, the match at No. 3 between Mustang sophomore Sayaka Tsugai and freshman Molly Reed and Kareena Manji and Danielle Flores was left unfinished with Saint Mary's leading, 5-3.

Stone, however, returned in singles play at the No. 3 position to hand 123rd-ranked Catherine Leduc a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 defeat. At No. 2, Oxnevad also recovered from an opening-set loss against McCord before dropping a 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 decision.

In singles matches involving other ranked opponents, Gibbens – at No. 1 – dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to the 32nd-ranked Flores. At No. 5, Joubert was turned away by the 94th-ranked Manji , 6-1, 6-1.

During the remaining singles matches, Reed was doubled up at No. 4 by Pawid (6-3, 6-3) while, at the sixth spot, Mustang junior Bryn Bacharach was on the downside of a 6-2, 7-6 match versus Kaur.

"We fought really hard today against a solid team," fourth-year Mustang head coach Damon Coupe said. "Congratulations go to Hannah for beating a ranked player. We're on the right track as a team with those kinds of efforts."

Cal Poly (1-3) completes action this week with a 2 p.m. match at Santa Clara on Sunday, Feb. 8.

No. 44 Saint Mary's 6, Cal Poly 1
Feb. 4, 2015
Mustang Courts (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Doubles
1. Jana McCord/Parminder Kaur (SMC) def. Emily Gibbens/Danè Joubert (CP), 6-2
2. Jamie Pawid/Mary-Anne Jessup (SMC) def. Hannah Stone/Zoe Oedekerk (CP), 6-3
3. Molly Reed/Sayaka Tsugai (CP) vs. Kareena Manji/Danielle Flores (SMC), 3-5, unfinished

Singles
1. No. 32 Danielle Flores (SMC) def. Emily Gibbens (CP), 6-1, 6-2
2. Jana McCord (SMC) def. Louise Oxnevad (CP), 6-7, 6-4, 1-0
3. Hannah Stone (CP) def. No. 123 Catherine Leduc (SMC), 5-7, 6-4, 1-0
4. Jamie Pawid (SMC) def. Molly Reed (CP), 6-3, 6-3
5. No. 94 Kareena Manji (SMC) def. Danè Joubert (CP), 6-1, 6-1
6. Parminder Kaur (SMC) def. Bryn Bacharach (CP), 6-2, 7-6