There's no place like home. That statement rang true for Pacific women's tennis today as the team played its first match at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center since Feb. 24 and picked up its first shutout win of the season.
The Tigers battled in doubles and a decisive win at No. 3 doubles clinched the point, Pacific then carried its momentum into singles play and rattled off three-straight wins to send Nevada packing.
"I'm really pleased with our effort at home today," head coach Mike Erwin said. "We've been talking about composure and shared energy and it was great to see both of those things from our squad today. We're looking forward to another challenge tomorrow against Utah State."
Pacific's top duo, sophomore Dohee Lee and freshman Jacquie Tan picked up the first win of the day at No. 1 doubles, 6-4. A Nevada win on court two set up a decisive match on court three where juniors Anna Ramos Vinolas and Karina Vyrlan ended up needing a tiebreaker to pull out the win, 7-6 (4-0). Ramos Vinolas and Vyrlan are now 3-0 as a team this spring. Lee and Tan improved to 5-3.
In singles, Senior Anneroos Nederstigt was taken to a tiebreaker in the first set before going on to dominate her second set on the way to a 7-6 (4-0), 6-1 win. Vyrlan won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Freshman Maya Lopez needed three sets, but still pulled out the win, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.
The matches at No. 2, 3 and 6 singles all went unfinished, but Pacific led in either led or was on the verge of forcing a third set in each match at the time of the clinching victory. Nederstigt's win moved her to 5-3 on the dual match season and Lopez's got her back to .500 at 4-4. Vyrlan's victory was her first in singles play since March 3 when she and the Tigers defeated Louisiana.
Pacific gets another chance at a win tomorrow when they host Utah State at 11 at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.
|1. Dohee Lee/Jacquie Tan (PAC) def. Marta Ruedas/AnastayshaGorbacheva (NV) 6-4|
|2. Roos vanReek/Adriana Gergelyova (NV) def. Anneroos Nederstigt/Maya Lopez (PAC) 7-5|
|3. Anna Ramos Vinolas/Karina Vyrlan (PAC) def. Selina Turulja/Maria Tatarnikova (NV) 7-6 (4-0)|
|1. Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) def. Adriana Gergelyova (NV) 7-6 (4-0), 6-1|
|2. Dohee Lee (PAC) vs. Melissa Huchet (NV) 6-1, 3-6, 3-2, unfinished|
|3. Jacquie Tan (PAC) vs. Roos vanReek (NV) 6-4, 6-6 (3-6), unfinished|
|4. Karina Vyrlan (PAC) def. Selina Turulja (NV) 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Maya Lopez (PAC) def. Maria Tatarnikova (NV) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0|
|6. Georgia Townsend (PAC) vs. AnastayshaGorbacheva (NV) 0-6, 6-6 (6-4), unfinished|