After a long day of planning to play in Elk Grove at 10:30 a.m., relocating the match the San Francisco and finally getting it going at 6 p.m., Pacific women's tennis picked up its first win of the 2019 season, 4-3 over Louisiana and improved to 1-3.
Weather wreaked havoc all weekend for Pacific's teams and the story was no different for Pacific women's tennis. The match was originally slated to be played at the Laguna Creek Racquet Club in Elk Grove, but rain created unplayable conditions. Pacific's staff put in the work to relocate and play the match on short notice and found a home for the day's action at the Bay Club SF in San Francisco.
The leg work was worthwhile. The Tigers started the day strong in doubles by taking the point from Louisiana with wins in the one and three slots. Freshman Jacquie Tan and sophomore Dohee Lee moved to 5-0 on the season with a 7-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas helped clinch the point with a win at No. 3 doubles, 6-2 to move to 2-0 on the year. Pacific has won the doubles point in all but one match so far this year.
In singles, the Tigers kept rolling. Lee cruised to a win at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 4 singles, Vyrlan picked up an easy first set win, 6-2 but was locked in a battle in the second that she won 7-5.
Louisiana won matches at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 6 singles to set up a decisive match at No. 5 singles where it was freshman Maya Lopez who was the hero. She won the day's only three-set match, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 to move to 5-3 in singles on the season and to carry Pacific to its first win of the 2019 dual match season.
The Tigers are back in action with two road matches next weekend. The first comes against San Jose State on Friday in San Jose. The second comes on Sunday at San Diego State at noon.
|1. Jacquie Tan/Dohee Lee (PAC) def. Clara Mantaux/Dana Radovanovic (ULL) 7-5|
|2. Ai Noa Fabre/Hoda Habib (ULL) def. Anneroos Nederstigt/Maya Lopez (PAC) 7-5|
|3. Karina Vyrlan/Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) def. Marina Rodriguez Gar/Floriane Picaut (ULL) 6-2|
|1. Floriane Picaut (ULL) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) 6-1, 6-2|
|2. Dohee Lee (PAC) def. Hoda Habib (ULL) 6-2, 6-1|
|3. Marina Rodriguez Gar (ULL) def. Jacquie Tan (PAC), by default|
|4. Karina Vyrlan (PAC) def. Dana Radovanovic (ULL) 6-2, 7-5|
|5. Maya Lopez (PAC) def. Clara Mantaux (ULL) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|6. Ai Noa Fabre (ULL) def. Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) 6-4, 6-3|