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Mustangs Women's Tennis Comes Up Short in First Conference Match

Mustangs Women's Tennis Comes Up Short in First Conference Match

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Senior Molly Reed (pictured) picked up her third singles win of the season and won her doubles match with partner Seriana Saltzen but it was not enough as the Cal Poly women's tennis team fell to CSUN Sunday 5-2 in the Mustangs' first Big West dual match of the season.

Playing at the No. 3 spot, Reed beat the Matadors' Kiryang Kim 6-3, 6-3. Earlier in the match, she and Saltzen beat Northridge's Elisa Elhadj and Alicia Dinkelmeyer 7-6 (7-4) at the No. 1 doubles spot.

CSUN took the other two doubles matches to take the point.

Elsewhere in singles play, freshman Grace Olyphant won her second singles match of the season Sunday at the No. 5 slot, defeating Mari Taslagyan 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Playing at the No. 2 position, Saltzen pushed the Matadors' Elhadj to three sets but fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Junior Caroline Williams also went to three sets at the No. 4 spot but lost to CSUN's Skyla Alcon 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

The Mustangs are now 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big West. CSUN improved its record to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big West.

Cal Poly remains on the road next weekend as they travel to take on San Diego State on Saturday and San Diego on Sunday.

Photo Courtesy: Alexander Bohlen