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Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Downs Eastern Washington in Fresno Monday

Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Downs Eastern Washington in Fresno Monday

FRESNO, Calif. — Playing its first match in over two weeks, the Cal Poly women's tennis team beat Eastern Washington Monday in Fresno 5-2 to snap a four-match losing skid.

The Mustangs (4-9, 0-2) took the doubles point after the No. 1 duo of freshman MacKenzie Worsnop and senior Abby Bacharach beat the Eagles' (6-7) Janaya Smith and Rylee Braeden 7-5 and the No. 2 pair of senior Molly Reed and sophomore Susanne Boyden won their match 6-2.

In singles, Boyden made quick work at the No. 2 spot, winning 6-3, 6-1. She is now 1-3 after missing the first part of the season due to injury. Sophomore Claire Bouquet followed suit by winning 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot.

At the No. 6 spot, Bacharach (pictured above) won in straight sets 6-1, 7-6 for her first singles win of the season. Worsnop clinched the win for Cal Poly at the No. 1 spot, winning 6-4, 6-3 for her second singles win of the season.

"The girls came out focused ready to play so that was good to see," head coach Kat Winterhalter said. "They played well and it was a good win for us."

The Mustangs now get ready to open Big West play this week with two home matches. They host Hawai'i on Wednesday and Long Beach State on Friday. Both matches start at noon at Mustang Tennis Courts.

"This win gives us the confidence we need going into two big conference matches this week against some of the top teams in the Big West."

The Rainbow Wahine sport a 6-6 record and are 2-2 in the Big West so far. They are currently on a three-match losing streak. Cal Poly has lost the last five matches against Hawai'i.

The 49ers are 7-6 and 2-1 in conference this season. They have won four of their last five matches. From 2011-2015 they won the Big West Championship each year. They have finished tied for third the past two seasons.