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UCSanDiego Women’s Tennis

TRITONS ROLL TO HOME WIN OVER ‘NOVA

The No. 17 UC San Diego women’s tennis team secured a comfortable 8-1 home win last Monday over Villanova, a member of the Division I’s Big East conference. The Tritons improved to 5-2 overall this season. Monday’s loss dropped Villanova to 0-4 during the early stages of the 2010 campaign. The Tritons jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage on the Wildcats with a doubles sweep. UCSD got results of 8-4, 8-2 and 8-2 in that portion, with Anita Athavale and Jacquelyn Davis teaming up to collect their teamhigh sixth doubles victory of the season. The impressive performance for the Tritons carried over into singles, where UCSD tallied wins in five of the six matches. Junior Taskeen Bains, who had earned Penn/ California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week honors to start the year, broke a four-match losing streak with a commanding 7-5, 6-1 victory at the No. 1 position Monday. Athavale and Davis earned spots in the singles ladder Monday, each raising their season record to 2-0. At the No. 5 position, sophomore Samantha Yeung secured a 6-3, 6-1 victory to earn her team-high fifth win of the season.

RAIN REARRANGES SCHEDULE AGAIN

The UCSD squad was set to travel to Cal Poly Pomona last Saturday but because of the weather forecast calling for rain in that area, the match was postponed to March 31. That contest will be the next CCAA match for the Tritons, who have won 63-straight conference affairs. UCSD is ranked at No. 3 in the West Region currently while CPP sits at No. 5. Before that March 31 date, the Tritons will be busy with non-conference opponents. UCSD plays Western New Mexico Wednesday before concluding the homestand with a Saturday contest with Hawaii Hilo. After exam week, the Tritons take a trip to Hawaii for three matches in a three-day span.

SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS OF WNMU

The Mustangs have gone 2-3 through the early going of the 2010 season. Unranked in the region, WNMU posted both of its wins by 5-4 scores. Leading the Mustangs in the singles ladder is sophomore Nikolina Vukadin, a Bosnia and Herzegovina native.

SCOUTING THE VULCANS OF HAWAII HILO

Ranked at No. 41 nationally and No. 6 in the West Region, Hilo represents the tougher test of the week for the Tritons. Senior Christie Pagatpatan, a native of Waipahu, Hawaii, is ranked No. 12 in the region’s singles poll.

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.

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

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.

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 8

UC San Diego (5-2) vs. Western New Mexico (2-3) Wednesday, March 10 1 p.m.

W, 8-1

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

Match 9

UC San Diego (5-2) vs. Hawaii Hilo Saturday, March 13 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

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: 5-2 • SID Phone......................................858.246.0660 • SID Fax..........................................858.534.8475 SID E-mail.................................ialber@ucsd.edu Associate AD/SID................................. Ryan5-2 Hall • Overall record: SINGLES Overall Dual • Web site.............................. www.ucsdtritons.com

*Singles* 1 Taskeen Bains

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 3-4 in singles, 4-3 in doubles - Playing at No. 1 singles for first time in career - Broke out of four-match losing streaks in singles with convincing win over Villanova’s Carla Erskine, 7-5, 6-1

2 Natalie Varnay

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 2-5 in singles, 4-3 in doubles - Owns career singles record of 23-21, while going 27-16 in doubles - Recorded first singles wins of 2010 in last two outings with victories over Cal State L.A. and Villanova

3 Cindy Dao

(Jr.) KEY 2010 STATS - 4-2 in singles, 5-2 in doubles - Second on the team in singles victories with four - 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 - 2-2 in singles, 4-2 in doubles - Only seven 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 - 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 - 5-2 in singles - Now has seven 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 - 4-3 as a doubles pair - Came away with dominating doubles win last week with 8-4 victory over Villanova’s Carla Erskine and Allison Solberg Season statistics 2 Athavale/Davis KEY 2010 STATS - 6-1 as a doubles pair - Moved up to No. 2 and holds best doubles record for UCSD CCAA: 4-0 • Region: 4-0 • Home: 2-1 • Away: 3-1 • Neutral: 0-0 - Came up witih Tritons’ vs National ranked: 1-0 • vs Regional ranked: 4-0 only doubles win vs. Cal St. Stanislaus

Season statistics

2 Dao/Tang KEY 2010 STATS - 4-2 as a doubles pair vs aRanked Own career 16-9 record as doubles pair CCAA: 4-0 • Region: 4-0 • Home: 2-1 • 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: 4-0

Anita Athavale

2-0

2-0

0-0

1-0

---

---

---

2-0

---

---

0-0

0-0

W 2

2-0

Taskeen Bains

3-4

3-4

0-0

2-2

2-4

1-0

---

---

---

---

vs Ranked 0-0 0-0

W 1

3-4

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

2-0 4-2

2-0 4-2

0-0

1-0 4-0

---

---

--4-2

2-0 ---

---

---

0-0

0-0

W 1 2

2-0 4-2

Taskeen Bains Jacquelyn Davis

3-4 2-0

3-4 2-0

0-0

2-2 1-0

2-4 ---

1-0 ---

---

---

---

--2-0

0-0

0-0

1 W 2

3-4 2-0

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

4-2 2-2

4-2 2-2

0-0

4-0 2-0

---

---

4-2 0-1

--2-1

---

---

0-0

0-0

W L 21

4-2 2-2

Jacquelyn Davis Natalie Varnay

2-0 2-5

2-0 2-5

0-0

1-0 1-3

--0-1

--2-4

---

---

---

2-0 ---

0-0

0-0

W 2

2-0 2-5

Katie Mulloy Samantha Yeung

4-2 5-2

4-2 5-2

0-0

4-0

---

---

---

1-0 0-1

2-2 3-0

1-0 2-1

0-0

0-0

W 2 1

4-2 5-2

2-2 25-17

2-2 25-17

0-0

2-0 19-5

--2-5

--3-4

0-1 4-3

2-1 5-2

--5-2

--6-1

0-0

0-0

L 2

2-2

Natalie Varnay Percentage

2-5 .595

2-5 .595

0-0 .000

1-3 .792

0-1 .286

2-4 .429

--.571

--.714

--.714

--.857

0-0 .000

0-0 .000

W 2

2-5

Samantha Yeung

5-2

5-2

0-0

4-0

---

---

---

0-1

3-0

2-1

0-0

0-0

W 2

5-2

25-17

25-17

0-0

19-5

2-5

3-4

4-3

5-2

5-2

6-1

Valerie Tang Totals

Totals Percentage DOUBLES

.595

0-0 0-0 vs Ranked

.595 .000 Dual .792 Tour .286 CCAA .429 .571 .857 Nat'l .000 Overall 1 .714 2 .714 3

.000 Reg'l

Streak

Last10

Taskeen Bains/Natalie Varnay

4-3

4-3

0-0

3-1

4-3

---

---

0-0

0-0

W 2

4-3

Cindy Dao/Valerie Tang

4-2

4-2

0-0

2-1

---

2-1

2-1

vs Ranked 0-0 0-0

W 2

4-2

DOUBLES Anita Athavale/Jacquelyn Davis Overall 6-1

Dual 6-1

Tour 0-0

CCAA 4-0

1 ---

2 3-1

3 3-0

Nat'l 0-0

Reg'l 0-0

Streak W 3

Last10 6-1

Taskeen Bains/Natalie Cindy Dao/Katie MulloyVarnay

4-3 1-0

0-0

3-1 1-0

4-3 ---

---

--1-0

0-0

0-0

W 2 1

4-3 1-0

4-3 1-0


2010 UC San Diego Women's Tennis Weekly Notes - March 8, 2010