Tiger women win 4-2 at Santa Clara

Tiger women win 4-2 at Santa Clara

Pacific women's tennis started off West Coast Conference play on the right foot with a 4-2 win over Santa Clara on the road on Saturday.

Pacific started the day by taking two out of three matches in doubles to take a 1-0 lead and went on to win matches in singles on courts two, five and six to clinch the win and take their second match in the last three tries.

"This was a great start to conference play today," head coach Mike Erwin said. "Several of our ladies stepped up and seized opportunities. I'm especially proud of Maya Lopez who bounced back from a really tough situation against Utah State last week to clinch the match for us today."

The day got going with doubles where the Tigers got wins at No. 1 from freshman Jacquie Tan and sophomore Dohee Lee won 7-5 to improve to 7-3 behind their third-straight win in doubles. At No. 3, juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas improved their winning streak to five matches with a 6-4 win. The two are yet to lose in doubles this spring.

In singles, Santa Clara pulled the match back to 1-1 with a win on court one then took a brief 2-1 lead with a win on court three. Lee won her match at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3 to put the match back on level terms, then Ramos Vinolas defeated Nadine Del Carmen 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to give Pacific a 3-2 lead.

At No. 5 singles, freshman Maya Lopez bounced back from a to hard to take loss last weekend with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 over Caitlyn Frankel to clinch the match for the Tigers. The freshman continues to scrap with her opponents for every point. Of her 10 singles contests in dual matches this spring, eight of them have gone to three sets including each of her last six contests. She's 5-5 this spring in dual matches.

The Tigers have tomorrow off before returning to action on Monday to take on San Francisco on the road in a match that was rescheduled from Friday.



Doubles Play

1. Jacquie Tan/Dohee Lee (PAC) def. Maddie Pothoff/Elvena Gevargiz (SCU-W) 7-5

2. Katya Tabachnik/Caitlyn Frankel (SCU-W) def. Anneroos Nederstigt/Maya Lopez (PAC) 6-4

3. Anna Ramos Vinolas/Karina Vyrlan (PAC) def. Jamie Schroer/Nadine Del Carmen (SCU-W) 6-4


Singles Play

1. Maddie Pothoff (SCU-W) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) 6-1, 6-1

2. Dohee Lee (PAC) def. Elvena Gevargiz (SCU-W) 6-4, 6-3

3. Jamie Schroer (SCU-W) def. Jacquie Tan (PAC) 6-1, 6-1

4. Katya Tabachnik (SCU-W) vs. Karina Vyrlan (PAC) 3-6, 6-4, unfinished

5. Maya Lopez (PAC) def. Caitlyn Frankel (SCU-W) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

6. Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) def. Nadine Del Carmen (SCU-W) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4