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UCSanDiego Women’s Tennis

The No. 17 UC San Diego women’s tennis team travels to Hawaii this week for three important matches. With all three contests having implications for the Division II’s West Region postseason picture, the Tritons will challenge No. 3 BYU-Hawaii Wednesday, No. 12 Hawaii Pacific Thursday and No. 41 Hawaii Hilo on Friday. UCSD has been knocked out of the NCAA postseason by BYUH and HPU the last two seasons.

2/12 2/19 2/20 2/21 2/26 2/28

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

UCSD CRUISES TO HOME WIN OVER HILO

3/1 3/10 3/13 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/31

March vs. Villanova vs. Western New Mexico vs. Hawaii Hilo at BYU-Hawaii at Hawaii Pacific at Hawaii Hilo at Cal Poly Pomona

4/3 4/7 4/10 4/12 4/15 4/17 4/21 4/24 4/26

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 Cal St. San Bernardino 1 p.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. at San Diego State 2 p.m.

TRITONS EMBARK ON KEY HAWAII TRIP

The Tritons cruised to a 7-2 home victory over No. 41 Hawaii Hilo on March 13, the last match UCSD competed in. The Tritons, 7-2 overall this season, got a week off for final exams before they travel to Hawaii for three matches this week. On March 13, sophomore Samantha Yeung and junior Cindy Dao turned in dominating performances. Yeung picked up a 6-0 first-set victory at the No. 6 position before her opponent retired. Dao picked up a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at the No. 3 spot. Yeung and Dao lead the team in singles wins with seven and six, respectively. Senior Anita Athavale has performed admirably out of the gates in 2010, collecting a record of 4-0 so far this season. The Los Gatos native picked up her fourth victory Saturday, knocking off the Vulcans’ Madison Wells, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 5 position.

TRITONS EARN FIRST SWEEP OF SEASON

UCSD secured a 9-0 home victory over Western New Mexico on March 10. For the Tritons, it was the first sweep of 2010. Leading the way at the No. 1 singles position, junior Taskeen Bains defeated the Mustangs’ Nikolina Vukadin, 6-1, 6-3. Behind Bains were Cindy Dao and Valerie Tang, both securing shutout 6-0, 6-0 wins over their opponents. Yeung tallied a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 5 position on Wednesday. In the doubles portion, the Tritons defeated the Mustangs by a combined score of 24-1. Both the No. 2 pair of Jacquelyn Davis and Anita Athavale and the No. 3 duo of Tang and Dao recorded 8-0 shutouts.

SCOUTING THE SEASIDERS OF BYUH

BYU-Hawaii is now 14-0 on the season while being ranked at No. 3 nationally. The Seasiders are coming off a 9-0 sweep of Cal State L.A. on Monday afternoon.

SCOUTING THE SEA WARRIORS OF HPU

Hawaii Pacific, ranked 12th nationally, hold a record of 12-2 currently. After topping No. 11 Clayton State on March 10, the Sea Warriors suffered their first two losses of the season while competing in Las Vegas. HPU is led at No. 1 singles by Zora Vlckova, a native of the Czech Republic.

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

W, 8-1 W, 8-1 W, 5-4 L, 0-7 L, 3-6 W, 8-1

Match 10

UC San Diego (7-2) at BYU-Hawaii (14-0) Wednesday, March 24 2 p.m.

W, 8-1 W, 9-0 W, 7-2

2 p.m. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m.

TBA TBA

Match 11

UC San Diego (7-2) vs. Hawaii Pacific (12-2) Thursday, March 25 9 a.m.

Match 12

UC San Diego (7-2) vs. Hawaii Hilo Friday, March 26 12 p.m.

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

2010 UC SAN DIEGO STATS

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 -- Season statistics Strength & Conditioning Coach... Stacy Peterson Staff Athletics Trainer......................Vanessa Yang Tennis Office Phone.......................858.534.8455 -- Season statistics SPORTS INFORMATION Tennis SID............................................Ivan Alber Overall record: 7-2 • SID Phone......................................858.246.0660 • SID Fax..........................................858.534.8475 SID E-mail.................................ialber@ucsd.edu Associate AD/SID................................. Ryan7-2 Hall • Overall record: SINGLES Overall Dual • Web site.............................. www.ucsdtritons.com

*Singles* 1 Taskeen Bains

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 4-5 in singles, 5-4 in doubles - Playing at No. 1 singles for first time in career - Topped Western New Mexico’s No. 1 singles player, Nikolina Vukadin, 6-1, 6-3, before falling to Hawaii Hilo’s top player

2 Natalie Varnay

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 3-5 in singles, 5-4 in doubles - Owns career singles record of 24-21, while going 28-17 in doubles - Has won three singles matches in a row after starting the 2010 season with an 0-5 record.

3 Cindy Dao

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 6-2 in singles, 7-2 in doubles - Second on the team in singles victories with six - Helped Tritons with comeback win over Cal State Stanislaus - Has won three singles matches in a row

4 Valerie Tang

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 4-2 in singles, 6-2 in doubles - Only seven singles losses in career, as opposed to 28 wins - Has won two-straight singles matches - Dao and Tang duo went 12-8 in 2008

5 Katie Mulloy

(So.) KEY 2010 STATS - 4-2 in singles, 1-0 in doubles - Picked up decisive singles points for Tritons at CSU Stanislaus - Owns 8-2 career singles record while going 6-2 in doubles

6 Samantha Yeung

(So.) KEY 2010 STATS - 7-2 in singles - Now has nine career singles wins and owns team lead in 2010 - Has yet to play doubles in her Triton career

*Doubles*

1 Bains/Varnay KEY 2010 STATS - 5-4 as a doubles pair - Came away with dominating doubles win last week with 8-1 victory over Western New Mexico’s top pair Season statistics 2 Athavale/Davis KEY 2010 STATS - 8-1 as a doubles pair - Moved up to No. 2 and holds best doubles record for UCSD CCAA: 4-0 • Region: 6-0 • Home: 4-1 • Away: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 - Came up with Tritons’ vs National ranked: 1-0 • vs Regional ranked: 5-0only doubles win vs. Cal St. Stanislaus

Season statistics

2 Dao/Tang KEY 2010 STATS - 6-2 as a doubles pair vs aRanked Own career 18-9 record as doubles pair CCAA: 4-0 • Region: 6-0 • Home: 4-1 • Away: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 Went 12-8 together in the 2008 season Streak Last10 Tour CCAA 1 2 3 4 5 6 Nat'l Reg'l vs National ranked: 1-0 • vs Regional ranked: 5-0

Anita Athavale

4-0

4-0

0-0

1-0

---

---

---

3-0

1-0

---

0-0

0-0

W 4

4-0

Taskeen Bains

4-5

4-5

0-0

2-2

3-5

1-0

---

---

---

---

vs Ranked 0-0 0-0

L 1

4-5

SINGLES Melissa Breisacher Overall 1-0

Dual 1-0

Tour 0-0

CCAA 0-0

1 ---

2 ---

3 ---

4 ---

5 ---

6 1-0

Nat'l 0-0

Reg'l 0-0

Streak W 1

Last10 1-0

Anita Athavale Cindy Dao

4-0 6-2

4-0 6-2

0-0

1-0 4-0

---

--1-0

--5-2

3-0 ---

1-0 ---

---

0-0

0-0

W 3 4

4-0 6-2

Taskeen Bains Jacquelyn Davis

4-5 3-0

4-5 3-0

0-0

2-2 1-0

3-5 ---

1-0 ---

---

---

---

--3-0

0-0

0-0

L 13 W

4-5 3-0

Melissa Breisacher Katie Mulloy

1-0 4-2

1-0 4-2

0-0

0-0 4-0

---

---

---

--1-0

--2-2

1-0

0-0

0-0

W 1

1-0 4-2

Cindy Dao Valerie Tang

6-2 4-2

6-2 4-2

0-0

4-0 2-0

---

1-0 ---

5-2 1-1

--3-1

---

---

0-0

0-0

3 W 2

6-2 4-2

Jacquelyn Davis Natalie Varnay

3-0 3-5

3-0 3-5

0-0

1-0 1-3

--0-1

--3-4

---

---

---

3-0 ---

0-0

0-0

W 3

3-0 3-5

Katie Mulloy Samantha Yeung

4-2 7-2

4-2 7-2

0-0

4-0

---

---

---

1-0 0-1

2-2 4-0

1-0 3-1

0-0

0-0

W 4 1

4-2 7-2

4-2 36-18

4-2 36-18

0-0

2-0 19-5

--3-6

--5-4

1-1 6-3

3-1 7-2

--7-2

--8-1

0-0

0-0

W 2

4-2

Natalie Varnay Percentage

3-5 .667

3-5 .667

0-0 .000

1-3 .792

0-1 .333

3-4 .556

--.667

--.778

--.778

--.889

0-0 .000

0-0 .000

W 3

3-5

Samantha Yeung

7-2

7-2

0-0

4-0

---

---

---

0-1

4-0

3-1

0-0

0-0

W 4

7-2

36-18

36-18

0-0

19-5

3-6

5-4

6-3

7-2

7-2

8-1

Valerie Tang Totals

Totals Percentage DOUBLES

.667

0-0 0-0 vs Ranked

.667 .000 Dual .792 Tour .333 CCAA .556 .667 .889 Nat'l .000 Overall 1 .778 2 .778 3

.000 Reg'l

Streak

Last10

Taskeen Bains/Natalie Varnay

5-4

5-4

0-0

3-1

5-4

---

---

0-0

0-0

L 1

5-4

Cindy Dao/Valerie Tang

6-2

6-2

0-0

2-1

---

2-1

4-1

vs Ranked 0-0 0-0

W 4

6-2

DOUBLES Anita Athavale/Jacquelyn Davis Overall 8-1

Dual 8-1

Tour 0-0

CCAA 4-0

1 ---

2 5-1

3 3-0

Nat'l 0-0

Reg'l 0-0

Streak W 5

Last10 8-1

Taskeen Bains/Natalie Cindy Dao/Katie MulloyVarnay

5-4 1-0

0-0

3-1 1-0

5-4 ---

---

--1-0

0-0

0-0

L 11 W

5-4 1-0

5-4 1-0


2010 UC San Diego Women's Tennis Weekly Notes - March 22, 2010