Cal Poly Women's Tennis Falls to Hawai'i 6-1

Cal Poly Women's Tennis Falls to Hawai'i 6-1

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly women's tennis team lost a hard fought match against Hawai'i, as it fell to the Rainbow Warriors 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Mustang Courts 

The Mustangs secured their doubles point after a hard fought battle against the Rainbow Warriors. Celine Gruaz and Sayaka Tsugai were beat by Cindy Nguyen and Nikola Dolakova on court three 6-1. 

Susanne Boyden and Abby Bacharach beat Michelle Pits and Marina Hruba on court two 6-2, leaving it up to court Seriana Saltzen and Molly Reed on court one. 

Saltzen and Reed took the lead right away, but Petra Melounova and Alzbeta Houbova tied the score up at 4-4. The Mustangs pulled away and came out with a 6-4 win, clinching the doubles point for the Mustangs. 

Up 1-0, the Mustangs put up a fight in singles play, but couldn't keep up with the Rainbow Warriors. 

Boyden fell to Melounova 6-0, 6-0 on court one, while Gruaz fell to Pits on court four 6-1, 6-1. Bacharach fell to Dolakova on court five 6-1, 6-3, giving Hawai'i a 3-1 lead. 

Saltzen put up a fight against Nguyen on court two, as she lost her first set 6-1, but came back to win her second 7-5, but then fell in a hard fought third match 6-4, clinching the match for Hawai'i.

Tsugai pushed Houbova to a tiebreaker but fell short on court six, 7-6, 5-7, 10-3.

The Mustangs are now 1-11 on the season and 0-3 in conference play. The squad will head up north to take on Sacramento State on Thursday March 30. 


1. Petra Melounova (UH) def. Susanne Boyden (CPWT) 6-0, 6-0

 2. Cindy Nguyen (UH) def. Seriana Saltzen (CPWT) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

3. Marina Hruba (UH) def. Molly Reed (CPWT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

4. Michelle Pits (UH) def. Celine Gruaz (CPWT) 6-1, 6-1

5. Nikola Dolakova (UH) def. Abigail Bacharach (CPWT) 6-1, 6-3

6. Alzbeta Houbova (UH) def. Sayaka Tsugai (CPWT) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0


1. Seriana Saltzen/Molly Reed (CPWT) def. Petra Melounova/Alzbeta Houbova (UH) 6-4

2. Susanne Boyden/Abigail Bacharach (CPWT) def. Michelle Pits/Marina Hruba (UH) 6-2

3. Cindy Nguyen/Nikola Dolakova (UH) def. Celine Gruaz/Sayaka Tsugai (CPWT) 6-1