SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's tennis team opened its spring dual match schedule in paramount fashion on Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs failed to drop a set in sweeping UC Santa Cruz at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
Cal Poly's No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Alexa Lee and freshman Sophia Bott set the victorious tone for the Mustangs by producing an 8-3 victory against Alexandra Scotten and Laura Wade. The Mustangs then rounded off the doubles point with a pair of sweeps as junior Gabrielle Gatewood and freshman Louise Oxnevad (right) whitewashed Courtney Lymburner and Katy Collins at No. 2 while Mustang freshmen Jen Cornea and Ane McPike did the same to Suzanna Lipscomb and Monika Prokes at No. 3.
In singles action, Oxnevad topped Scotten at No. 1, 6-1, 6-4, before Cornea produced a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Wade at No. 2. Bott sidelined Lymburner at No. 3, 6-3, 6-2, before Lee – a two-time All-Big West Conference selection in both singles and doubles – swept past Collins at No. 4. Cal Poly enjoyed two additional 6-0, 6-0 triumphs to finish the day as Webb swept past Lipscomb at No. 5 before Gatewood bested Prokes at No. 6.
Cal Poly (1-0) hits the road for the first time in 2013 when squaring off against No. 47 Washington on Sunday, Jan. 20 in a match hosted by Hawai'i before facing the 54th-ranked Wahine on Jan. 21. Both matches begin at 11 a.m. PT for Cal Poly, which will face seven programs during a 21-match spring dual schedule that appeared in the Jan. 3 edition of the Campbell's ITA College Rankings.
Cal Poly 7, UC Santa Cruz 0
Jan. 13, 2013
San Luis Obispo Country Club (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
1. Lee/Bott (CP) def. Scotten/Wade (UCSC), 8-3
2. Oxnevad/Gatewood (CP) def. Lymburner/Collins (UCSC), 8-0
3. Cornea/McPike (CP) def. Lipscomb/Prokes (UCSC), 8-0
1. Louise Oxnevad (CP) def. Alexandra Scotten (UCSC), 6-1, 6-4
2. Jen Cornea (CP) def. Laura Wade (UCSC), 6-1, 6-3
3. Sophia Bott (CP) def. Courtney Lymburner (UCSC), 6-3, 6-2
4. Alexa Lee (CP) def. Katy Collins (UCSC), 6-0, 6-0
5. Kathryn Webb (CP) def. Suzanna Lipscomb (UCSC), 6-0, 6-0
6. Gabrielle Gatewood (CP) def. Monika Prokes (UCSC), 6-0, 6-0