SAN DIEGO – The Cal Poly women's tennis team put up a fight against San Diego State University Saturday afternoon, as they pushed them until the end but came up short, losing 4-3.
The Mustangs started the day off in doubles play, where Molly Reed and Abigail Bacharach took on Kennedy Davis and Paola Diaz on court two, but fell 6-3. Seriana Saltzen and Susanne Boyden lost to Jana Buth and Taylor Lederman 6-4 on court one, giving SDSU the doubles point.
Down 1-0, the Mustangs turned the momentum around in singles play. Saltzen fell to Diaz on court three 6-2, 6-0, while Buth defeated Oxnevad 6-3, 6-1 on court one.
Boyden set the tone for the rest of the match, as she put the first point on the board for the Mustangs, after beating Davis 6-1, 6-2 on court two. Celine Gruaz beat Alli Valk 7-5, 6-0 on court six, giving the Mustangs their second point.
Bacharach pushed Mia Smith to three sets on court six, but came up short, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, giving the Aztecs their fourth point, clinching the match.
Reed ended the match on a positive note, as she pushed Marina Colvee to three sets and came out with a win on court five, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6.
The Mustangs will be back on the court tomorrow to take on UC San Diego at 11 a.m.