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Cal Poly Swept by No. 67 Portland in Oregon

Cal Poly Swept by No. 67 Portland in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Cal Poly women's tennis team was defeated by 67th-ranked Portland on Wednesday afternoon, 7-0 at the Louisiana Pacific Tennis Center in Portland, Oregon. Sophomore Emily Gibbens (pictured) forced a tiebreaker against Portland's Maja Mladenovic in the opening set at No. 2 singles, but was eventually outlasted (7-6 (5), 6-2).

Gibbens and senior Hannah Stone fell to Mladenovic and Sophie van den Aarssen at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, while redshirt sophomore Louise Oxnevad and junior Dane Joubert were ousted 6-4 by the Pilots' Lucia Butkovska and Jelena Lazarevic in the first position to provide host Portland with the opening point.

The Pilots (9-4) would keep the pressure on the Mustangs all afternoon long, as Oxnevad lost to Butkovska in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-1 at No. 1 and Van den Aarssen beat Cal Poly freshman Molly Reed in the third position, 6-2 and 7-5, providing the Pilots with a 3-0 advantage. The loss by Reed snapped her season-high three match winning streak and was her first defeat this season at No. 3 (3-1).

Cal Poly's Gibbens was beaten at No. 2 singles by Mladenovic and UP's Lazarevic downed Stone by a 6-3, 6-1 decision in the fourth position. Gibbens is now 4-7 overall this season, while Stone falls to 2-7.

Portland put the finishing touches on their victory as Tori Troesch ousted redshirt freshman Zoe Oedekerk in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) at No. 5 and Emily Gould defeated sophomore Sayaka Tsugai, also in consecutive sets (6-3, 6-2) in the sixth position.

Cal Poly (2-11) wraps up its road trip in a neutral site matchup at 10 a.m. Thursday against Seattle University in Portland. 

1. Lucia Butkovska (POR) def. Louise Oxnevad (CP) 6-4, 6-1
2. Maja Mladenovic (POR) def. Emily Gibbens (CP) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Sophie van den Aarssen (POR) def. Molly Reed (CP) 6-2, 7-5
4. Jelena Lazarevic (POR) def. Hannah Stone (CP) 6-3, 6-1
5. Tori Troesch (POR) def. Zoe Oedekerk (CP) 6-4, 6-2
6. Emily Gould (POR) def. Sayaka Tsugai (CP) 6-3, 6-2

1. Lucia Butkovska/Jelena Lazarevic (POR) def. Louise Oxnevad/Danè Joubert (CP) 6-4
2. Maja Mladenovic/Sophie van den Aarssen (POR) def. Emily Gibbens/Hannah Stone (CP) 6-2
3. Emily Gould/Amanda Zuidema (POR) vs. Zoe Oedekerk/Molly Reed (CP) 5-4, unfinished