SDSU Women's Tennis to Face No. 16 California
March 5, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team will travel north to battle No. 16 California this Friday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. This will be the last roadtrip for the Aztecs before playing a three-match homestand beginning March 14.
California's match against rival Stanford, also known as the Big Slam, was postponed last Saturday due to the west coast rain storm. Prior to the scheduled match against the Cardinal, the Golden Bears were downed by Southern California, 6-1, which took their season record to 5-3. Friday will be a test for SDSU as Cal is undefeated at home this season and boasts five nationally-ranked singles players in No. 14 Zsofi Susanyi, No. 26 Anett Schutting, No. 28 Denise Starr, No. 43 Lynn Chi and No. 78 Maegan Mennasse. Cal also has one nationally-ranked doubles team on the roster, the No. 39 duo of Denise Starr and Kelly Chui.
Last season, the Aztecs were topped by the then-No. 15 Golden Bears at home, 6-1. SDSU fell early in doubles play but looked hopeful early in singles action as sophomore Tami Nguyen easily defeated Kelly Chui, 6-4, 6-1, to pick up San Diego State's lone point in its eventual loss to California. The disappointing outcome snapped a four-game winning streak for the Scarlet and Black. The northern-California school has the upper hand over the Aztecs in the two school's all-time series, 34-6.
SDSU's match at Arizona on Saturday was cancelled due to inclement weather. Two days earlier, the Aztecs fell to No. 62 South Florida at home, 5-1. Doubles teams did not compete due to wet courts on The Mesa, however, freshman Kennedy Davis forced a three-set match in singles action to pick up San Diego State's only point against the Bulls.
The Aztecs are 5-7 on the season and are looking to pick up a win this week against California. SDSU will then return to begin its three-match homestand next week. First up, San Diego State will face Louisville on Friday, March 14, at 2 p.m.