STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific women's tennis team defeated Santa Clara University, 4-2, on Wednesday afternoon.
The Tigers improve to 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the West Coast Conference, while the Broncos fall to 7-10 overall and 2-4 in conference.
After dropping in the doubles competition, Anneroos Nederstigt tied the match 1-1 on No. 5 singles with 6-3 and 6-2 decision victories over opponent Giannina Ong. Karina Vyrlan gave the Orange and Black the lead, 2-1, in No. 3 singles defeating her opponent Elvena Gervargiz in two straight by scores of 6-3 and 6-2.
Dohee Lee finished fourth on No. 2 singles defeating Zeina El Tawil in three sets by scores of 6-4, 1-6, and 6-4 to take the lead back at 3-2 in the match.
Sabrina Rodriguez clinched the match in No. 6 singles for the Tigers through three sets. Rodriguez took set one, 6-2, before falling in set two, 2-6. She claimed the victory in set three with a 6-4 decision over Nadine Del Carmen.
"Outstanding team effort today," said head coach Mike Erwin. "We got out to a slow start and dropped the doubles point. Between doubles and singles, we really challenged our squad to come out with intensity and effort in their singles matches. Roos tied the match at 1-1 with a win at #5 followed by Karina at #3. Dohee battled and won in three sets at #2 and Sabrina fought through cramps to clinch the match in three sets at #6."
Pacific hosts Portland and Gonzaga on April 14 and 15, respectively with first serve set for 11 a.m. both days.