The Tigers Fall Short In Season Home Opener 4-3

The Tigers Fall Short In Season Home Opener 4-3

Stockton, Calif.-

Pacific battled against the Oregon Ducks in an immeasurably close match.  In the doubles events, the Tigers came up short of the point when only winning the No. 1 doubles match with a solid score of 8-4.  Partners, Julia Hansen and Iveta Masarova def. Patricia Skowronski and Sofia Hager by utilizing a variety of shots and strategies.

In the singles matches, the Tigers gained momentum and were able to secure three wins. Freshman Iveta Masarova had an impressive win against Patricia Skowronski with a solid score of 6-3, 6-3.  Sophomore Susan Te also had a victory in two sets after a tiebreak in the first set. Senior Summer Irvin also defeated her opponent.  Irvin's match was a brutal match that came down to the wire.  The match concluded the day with a final score of 6-2, 6-7(3), 1-0 (5).

At the conclusion of the match, Coach Chino remarked, "We showed a lot of heart taking on the Ducks.  We had our opportunities in doubles to win the doubles point.  Our inexperience showed on some critical points and games.  We will learn from those mistakes for future matches.  Singles was close and we fought hard!  Iveta, Susan, and Summer played well and handled the challenges that came their way with great composure.  Winning 3 singles shows how important the doubles point in in determining the win.  Julia, Gergana, and Regina played tough but could not convert.  We are working to improve daily and be our best down the road as the season progresses." 

Pacific will now prepare to face Santa Clara at home on February 4th.


Match Results:

Doubles Results:

1.  Iveta Masarova/Julia Hansen (Pacific) def. Patricia Skowronski/Sofia Hager (Oregon) 8-4

2. Julia Metzger/Trudie Du Toit (Oregon) def. Susan Te/ Gergana Boncheva (Pacific) 8-3

3. Pascale Neubert/Haley Driver (Oregon) def. Summer Irvin/Regina Suarez (Pacific) 8-6

Order of completion: 2, 3*, 1

Singles Events:

1. Iveta Masarova (Pacific) def. Patricia Skowronski (Oregon) 6-3, 6-3

2. Julia Metzger (Oregon) def. Julia Hansen (Pacific) 6-4, 7-5

3.  Susan Te (Pacific) def. Sofia Hager (Oregon) 7-6 (5), 6-3

4. Trudie du Toit (Oregon) def. Gergana Boncheva (Pacific) 7-6(3), 6-3

5. Summer Irvin (Pacific) def. Rabea Stueckemann (Oregon) 6-2, 6-7(3), 1-0 (5)

6. Haley Driver (Oregon) def. Regina Suarez (Pacific) 6-3, 6-4

Order of Completion: 6, 4, 1, 2**, 3, 5

*Denotes doubles securing point

** Denotes match securing win

Final Score: Pacific 3, Oregon 4