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SDSU Women's Tennis Drops Match In First Round Of NCAA Championships

Aztecs fall to Washington, 4-0
Aztecs fall to Washington, 4-0

May 9, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The San Diego State women's tennis team fell to Washington, 4-0, in Los Angeles in the first round of the Women's Tennis NCAA Championships at the Marks Tennis Center. The Aztecs made their 21st all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament on Saturday. SDSU finishes its season with a 17-9 overall record.

The Huskies took an early lead by taking the doubles point. Joyce Ardies and Denise Dy defeated Holly Bagshaw and Julia Trunk in the first position, 8-1. Roxanne and Sierra Ellison could not hold off Venise Chan and Aleksandra Malovic in second doubles, ultimately falling, 8-5. With the doubles point clinched, play in the third position was suspended.

In singles action, Samantha Smith outpaced Milana Yusupov in fourth singles, 6-0, 6-0, to make the overall score 2-0 in favor of Washington. Sierra Ellison put up a fight in the sixth position against Malovic, but Ellison would be outpaced, 6-3, 7-5. In fifth singles, Ardies rallied back from being down 4-5 in the first set to defeat Olivia Colman, 7-5, 6-0. With the match clinched at 4-0, play was suspended in the remaining matches.

Washington 4, San Diego State 0
May 9, 2009 - Marks Tennis Center
Los Angeles, Calif.

Doubles
1. Ardies/Dy (UW) def. Bagshaw/Trunk (SDSU) 8-1
2. Chan/Malovic (UW) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU) 8-5
3. Smith/Xu (UW) vs. Cadua/Cioffi (SDSU) 6-2 DNF
Order of finish: 1, 2

Singles
1. Venise Chan (UW) vs. Julia Trunk (SDSU) 6-0, 6-5, DNF
2. Denise Dy (UW) vs. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) 1-6, 4-5, DNF
3. Lina Xu (UW) vs. Esther Cadua (SDSU) 6-1, 4-3, DNF
4. Samantha Smith (UW) def. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Olivia Colman (SDSU) 7-5, 6-0
6. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU) 6-3, 7-5
Order of finish: 4, 6, 5