Pacific women's tennis (4-9, 1-3 WCC) opens up a stretch of three matches on the road this weekend with a single match at Saint Mary's (6-8, 3-1 WCC) on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Pacific is coming off of a weekend in which it dropped both matches to two nationally-ranked teams in No. 8 Pepperdine and. No. 43 Loyola Marymount. The Tigers fell 5-0 on Friday and then 4-1 on Saturday to LMU.
With five West Coast Conference matches to go for the Tigers, Pacific is in a tie for eighth in the West Coast Conference and a match and a half out of a tied sixth-place, the last spot that gets into the WCC tournament. Of Pacific's remaining matches, all five teams currently sit above the Tigers in the WCC standings, which can be daunting, but also sets the Tigers up to easily climb into the WCC Championships in Claremont from April 24-26.
In singles, sophomore Dohee Lee has been playing really solid tennis. She's won five-straight matches and is perfect at No. 2 singles this season. Her last loss came on February 24 to Cal Poly in three sets.
In doubles, juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas remain undefeated as a team. They're 7-0 in doubles play with all of their matches coming at No. 3 doubles. Lee and freshman Jacquie Tan are 7-4 as a duo this year.
April 6, 2019 | 12 p.m.
Pacific at Saint Mary's
Weather | AM Showers give way to clouds in the afternoon | High of 63, low of 53
SCOUTING THE GAELS
Saint Mary's has won five of its last six matches including a big win over No. 43 Loyola Marymount on Friday, 4-2. The lone loss in that stretch came to No. 8 Pepperdine, 4-0.
The Gaels combine for winning records in both singles and doubles play. In singles, the Gaels No. 1, Mariia Kozyreva is 7-2 and the team's No. 2, Clementine Clement, is 4-3.
In doubles, Hind Abdelouahid and Kozyreva are a combined 4-1 at No. 1.