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UCSanDiego Women’s Tennis

TRITONS WIN ROAD THRILLER SATURDAY

After losing two of three doubles matches at the start and facing a 4-2 deficit with three singles contests left to finish, the No. 19 UC San Diego women’s tennis team rallied for an impressive comeback victory on the road last Saturday, clipping No. 17 Cal State Stanislaus, 5-4. The Tritons have now won 62 straight matches against California Collegiate Athletic Association opponents. CSUS needed a single point with the match hanging in the balance at 4-2, but UCSD recorded clutch victories at the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 positions. At No. 3, Cindy Dao defeated Katie Eng, 6-4, 7-6 (107). At No. 4, Valerie Tang knocked off Arina Polovnikova, 7-6, 6-4 (10-6). “Dao and Tang played unbelievable tennis in singles,” UCSD head coach Liz LaPlante said. “After they got beat pretty bad in doubles earlier, we were kind of down on them. But they turned it around and played their hearts out in singles.” After the Tritons pulled out wins at No. 3 and No. 4, the match entered a deadlock at 4-4. With the crowd in Turlock anticipating the final team point, the battle at No. 5 between UCSD’s Katie Mulloy and CSUS’s Heather Cotter went to a third set. Mulloy went ahead 4-1 in the final set but Cotter stormed back to cut the lead to 4-3. The final result ended in Mulloy’s favor, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

BAINS EARNS CCAA WEEKLY HONOR

UCSD junior Taskeen Bains earned Penn/California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 8. Bains, out of Cupertino, Calif., topped Sonoma State’s Stephanie Luk at No. 1 singles in the season opener. It was the first time in her career that Bains had played at the lineup’s highest position. In doubles earlier, Bains teamed with Natalie Varnay to take down Luk and Molly Maguire, 9-8.

SCOUTING THE SUNBIRDS

The Fresno Pacific, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), is coming off its fourth-straight runner-up finish in the national tournament. Returning five players from the lineup that reached last year’s final, the Sunbirds are off to an impressive 5-0 start. UCSD and FPU met last year in La Jolla on April 3, with the Sunbirds leaving victorious, 6-3.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES

The Golden Eagles of Cal State L.A. have had a tough start to 2010, opening the season with CCAA losses to Sonoma State and Cal Poly Pomona. Ranked at No. 31 in the preaseason ITA poll, CSULA will challenge Cal St. Northridge Friday on the road before hosting the Tritons on Saturday. In 2009, the Tritons and Golden Eagles met on two occasions with UCSD taking the two matches by scores of 9-0 and 8-1.

2/12 2/19 2/20 2/21 2/26 2/27

February vs. Sonoma State at Sonoma State at Cal St. Stanislaus at UC Davis vs. Fresno Pacific at Cal St. L.A.

3/3 3/6 3/10 3/13 3/24 3/25 3/26

March at Cal St. San Bernardino at Cal Poly Pomona vs. Western New Mexico vs. Hawaii Hilo at BYU-Hawaii at Hawaii Pacific at Hawaii Hilo

4/3 4/7 4/10 4/15 4/17 4/21 4/24

April vs. Cal St. San Bernardino 11 a.m. vs. Cal Poly Pomona 2 p.m. vs. Cal St. L.A. 11 a.m. at Point Loma Nazarene 2 p.m. vs. Cal St. Stanislaus 11 a.m. at Azusa Pacific 2 p.m. at Cal St. Northridge 12:30 p.m.

May 5/8 NCAA West Regional 5/12-15 NCAA Championships

W, 8-1 W, 8-1 W, 5-4 L, 0-7

Match 5

UC San Diego (3-1) vs. Fresno Pacific (5-0) Friday, Feb. 26 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. 11 a.m.

1 p.m. 11 a.m. 2 p.m. TBD 2 p.m. 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

Match 6

UC San Diego (1-0) at Cal St. Stanislaus (0-3) Saturday, Feb. 20 11 a.m.

TBA TBA

Home matches played at Northview Tennis Courts

2010 UC San Diego Roster Name Class Hometown Athavale, Anita Sr. Los Gatos, Calif. Bains, Taskeen Jr. Cupertino, Calif. Barth, Katie So. Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Breisacher, Melissa Fr. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Dao, Cindy Jr. Claremont, Calif. Davis, Jacquelyn Fr. League City, Texas Desai, Pooja Sr. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Hardebeck, Lisa Fr. Orange, Calif. Lum, Sherise Fr. Mililani, Hawaii Mizuguchi, Krystal So. Hilo, Hawaii Mulloy, Katie So. Danville, Calif. Pourmirzaie, Roxanna Jr. San Jose, Calif. Sophos, Zoe Fr. Moorpark, Calif. Tang, Valerie Jr. Saratoga, Calif. Varnay, Valerie Jr. Tiburon, Calif. Yeung, Samantha So. Calabasas, Calif.


UC San Diego’s Projected Starters

Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location......................................... La Jolla, Calif. Founded.......................................................1960 Enrollment.................................................28,500 Colors............................................ Blue and Gold Nickname.................................................. Tritons Affiliation.................................... NCAA Division II Home Court.................... Northview Tennis Courts Chancellor............................ Dr. Marye Anne Fox Director of Athletics................... Earl W. Edwards Athletic Dept. Phone....................... 858.534.4211 Athletic Dept. Fax...........................858.534.8172 WOMEN’S TENNIS HISTORY First Year of Women’s Tennis........................1977 All-Time Record............................. 480-213 (.693) NCAA Appearances...........................................27 NCAA National Titles.............. 4 (‘85, ‘87, ‘89, ‘94) 2009 Overall Record .................................... 15-6 2009 Postseason................NCAA West Regional WOMEN’S TENNIS STAFF Head Coach..................................... Liz LaPlante Alma Mater......................... San Diego State, 1979 Record at UCSD/years.............468-195/30 years Overall Record/years................468-195/30 years Email Coach Gerckens.............. liztens@aol.com Assistant Coach/years............... Timmer Willing/9 Strength & Conditioning Coach... Stacy Peterson -- Season statistics Staff Athletics Trainer......................Vanessa Yang Tennis Office Phone.......................858.534.8455 -- SeasonINFORMATION statistics SPORTS Tennis SID............................................Ivan Alber SID Phone......................................858.246.0660 SID Fax..........................................858.534.8475 Overall record: 3-1 • SID E-mail.................................ialber@ucsd.edu• Associate AD/SID................................. Ryan Hall Web site.............................. www.ucsdtritons.com Overall record: 3-1 •

2010 UC SAN DIEGO STATS

SINGLES Taskeen Bains

Overall

1 Taskeen Bains

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 1-2 in singles, 2-2 in doubles - Playing at No. 1 singles for first time in career - Looking to break out of two-match losing streaks in singles and doubles after tough contests with CSU Stanislaus, UC Davis

2 Natalie Varnay

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 0-4 in singles, 2-2 in doubles - Owns career singles record of 22-20, while going 26-15 in doubles - Paired with teammate Taskeen Bains as a freshman and duo went 12-9 at UCSD’s top position

3 Cindy Dao

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 3-1 in singles, 2-2 in doubles - Tied for team lead in singles victories with three - Helped Tritons with comeback win over Cal State Stanislaus - Took UC Davis’ No. 3 singles player to three sets

4 Valerie Tang

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 2-1 in singles, 2-2 in doubles - Only six singles losses in career, as opposed to 26 wins - Has teamed up with Cindy Dao once again in doubles - Dao and Tang duo went 12-8 in 2008

5 Katie Mulloy

(So.) KEY 2010 STATS - 2-1 in singles - Picked up decisive singles points for Tritons at CSU Stanislaus - Owns 6-1 career singles record while going 5-2 in doubles

6 Samantha Yeung

(So.) KEY 2010 STATS - 3-1 in singles - Now has five career singles wins after going 2-1 last week - Has yet to play doubles in her Triton career

*Doubles*

1 Bains/Varnay KEY 2010 STATS - 2-2 as a doubles pair - Went 1-2 last week, topping Sonoma State before falling to Cal St. Stanislaus and UC Davis 2 Dao/Tang KEY 2010 STATS - 2-2 as a doubles pair Season statistics - Own career 14-9 record as a doubles pair - Went 12-8 together in the 2008 season CCAA: 3-0 • Region: 3-0 • Home: 1-0 • Away: 2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 vs ranked: 1-0 • vs Regional 3-0 3 National Athavale/Davis KEYranked: 2010 STATS - 3-1 as a doubles pair

Season statistics

- Played at No. 2 position vs. UC Davis - Came up witih Tritons’ only doubles win vs. Cal St. Stanislaus vs Ranked

CCAA: 3-0 • Region: 3-0 • Home: 1-0 • Away: 2-1 • Neutral: 0-0 National ranked: ranked: 3-0 Nat'l Reg'l Streak Dual• vs Tour CCAA 1 1-02 • vs3 Regional 4 5 6 0-0

2-1

1-2

1-0

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Cindy Dao 3-1 3-1 SINGLES Overall Dual Jacquelyn Davis 1-0 1-0 Taskeen Bains 2-2 2-2 Katie Mulloy 3-1 3-1 Cindy Dao 3-1 3-1 Valerie Tang 2-1 2-1 Jacquelyn Davis 1-0 1-0 Natalie Varnay 0-4 0-4 Katie Mulloy 3-1 3-1 Samantha Yeung 3-1 3-1 Valerie Tang 2-1 2-1 Totals 14-10 14-10 Natalie Varnay 0-4 0-4 Percentage .583 .583 Samantha Yeung 3-1 3-1

0-0 Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0

3-0 CCAA 1-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 0-3 3-0 3-0 2-0 14-4 0-3 .778 3-0

--1 --1-2 --------0-1 ------1-3 0-1 .250 ---

--2 --1-0 --------0-3 ------1-3 0-3 .250 ---

3-1 3 ------3-1 ------------3-1 --.750 ---

--4 ----1-0 --2-1 ----1-0 --2-1 3-1 --.750 ---

--5 ----2-1 --------2-1 1-0 --3-1 --.750 1-0

--6 1-0 --------1-0 ----2-1 --3-1 --.750 2-1

Totals

0-0

14-4

1-3

1-3

3-1

3-1

3-1

3-1

.583 .000 Overall

.778 Dual

.250 Tour

.250 .750 .750 .750 CCAA 1 2

.750 3

2-2

0-0

2-1

2-2

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2-2 Dual 3-1 2-2 7-5 2-2 .583 3-1

0-0 Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0

2-1 CCAA 3-0 2-1 7-2 2-1 .778 3-0

--1 --2-2 2-2 --.500 ---

2-1 2 0-1 --2-2 2-1 .500 0-1

0-1 3 3-0 --3-1 0-1 .750 3-0

Percentage DOUBLES

2-2

*Singles*

14-10 .583

2-2

14-10

Taskeen Bains/Natalie Varnay

2-2

Cindy Dao/Valerie Tang 2-2 DOUBLES Overall Anita Athavale/Jacquelyn Davis 3-1 Taskeen Bains/Natalie Varnay 2-2 Totals 7-5 Cindy Dao/Valerie Tang 2-2 Percentage .583 Anita Athavale/Jacquelyn Davis 3-1

0-0 0-0 vs Ranked 0-0 0-0 Nat'l Reg'l 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 vs Ranked .000 .000 Nat'l Reg'l 0-0 0-0 vs Ranked 0-0 0-0 Nat'l Reg'l 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 .000 0-0 0-0

Last10

L 2

2-2

L 1 Streak W 1 L 2 L 1 L 1 L 1 W 1 L 4 L 1 L 1 L 1

3-1 Last10 1-0 2-2 3-1 3-1 2-1 1-0 0-4 3-1 3-1 2-1

L 4

0-4

L 1

3-1

Streak

Last10

L 2

2-2

L 2 Streak L 1 L 2

2-2 Last10 3-1 2-2

L 2

2-2

L 1

3-1

2010 UC San Diego Women's Tennis Weekly Notes - 2-22-10  

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