HONOLULU, Hawaii – Juniors Jen Cornea and Ane McPike (right) produced the Cal Poly women's tennis team's lone victory on Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs, facing the first of seven ranked opponents on their 2013 spring schedule, dropped a 7-0 decision against No. 47 Washington in a match hosted by Hawai'i at the UH Tennis Complex.
Despite the 8-5 victory from Cornea and McPike against Julija Lukac and Andjela Nemcevic at the No. 3 position, Washington (3-0) earned the doubles point. At No. 1, senior Alexa Lee and freshman Sophia Bott dropped an 8-4 decision against Riko Shimizu and Elianne Douglas-Miron. The Huskies rounded off the doubles point at No. 2 with Grace Ysidora and Natali Coronel topping Mustang sophomore Gabrielle Gatewood and freshman Louise Oxnevad.
In singles action, Oxnevad fell against Ysidora (6-4, 6-1) at No. 1 before Nemcevic defeated Cornea at No. 2 by the same scoreline. After producing an opening-set victory at No. 3, Lee dropped a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 decision against Douglas-Miron. Bott then fell at No. 4 against Lukac (6-0, 6-1) before Capucine Gregoire topped Mustang junior Kathryn Webb at No. 5 (6-4, 6-2). Washington finalized the sweep at No. 6 as Gatewood was bested by Shimizu, 6-3, 6-4.
In exhibition singles matches, McPike fell against Coronel (7-5) while Mustang freshman Haley Kepler topped Brianna Kemp (6-3, 6-3).
Cal Poly (1-1) concludes its two-match road trip when facing No. 54 Hawai'i on Monday at 11 a.m. PT. The match serves as the 2013 Big West Conference opener for both squads.
No. 47 Washington 7, Cal Poly 0
UH Tennis Complex (Honolulu)
Jan. 19, 2013
1. Shimizu/Douglas-Miron (UW) def. Lee/Bott (CP), 8-4
2. Ysidora/Coronel (UW) def. Gatewood/Oxnevad (CP), 8-5
3. Cornea/McPike (CP) def. Lukac/Nemcevic (UW), 8-5
1. Grace Ysidora (UW) def. Louise Oxnevad (CP), 6-4, 6-1
2. Andjela Nemcevic (UW) def. Jennifer Cornea (CP), 6-4, 6-1
3. Elianne Douglas-Miron (UW) def. Alexa Lee (CP), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0
4. Julija Lukac (UW) def. Sophia Bott (CP), 6-0, 6-1
5. Capucine Gregoire (UW) def. Kathryn Webb (CP), 6-4, 6-2
6. Riko Shimizu (UW) def. Gabby Gatewood (CP), 6-3, 6-4
Natali Coronel (UW) def. Ane McPike (CP), 7-5
Haley Kepler (CP) def. Brianna Kemp (UW), 6-3, 6-3