Women's tennis returns home for two matches

Women's tennis returns home for two matches

Coming off of a three-match road trip, the Tigers return home this weekend to take on Nevada on Saturday and Utah State on Sunday in the final two matches before the start of West Coast Conference play.

Pacific won one of its three matches in the recent road trip. The win came over San Jose State, 4-2 last Friday. Pacific went on to lose 4-0 at San Diego State on Sunday and then lost 5-2 in a tough match against Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday.

On an individual level, senior Anneroos Nederstigt went two for three in singles matches last week with wins at No. 1 singles in matches against San Jose State and Cal State Fullerton. Nederstigt is 5-5 on the season in singles.

Freshman Maya Lopez won in singles on court five against Laura Malsert against San Jose State and also won in doubles at No. 2 with Nederstigt. Lopez is also 5-5 in singles this spring.

Another Tiger freshman, Jacquie Tan, is 4-4 in singles play this spring. She's gone 2-2 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles, Tan and sophomore Dohee Lee are 4-3 in doubles play this year, but the duo will look to snap a three-match losing streak this weekend. Juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas are riding a two-match winning streak at No. 3 doubles with wins over San Jose State and Louisiana. Their matches against Fullerton and San Diego State went unfinished once the opposing team clinched the doubles point.


Saturday, March 16

Nevada at Pacific (Rescheduled from earlier this year)

Time | 12 p.m.

Venue | Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center

Weather | Sunny | High of 69, Low of 42


Sunday, March 17

Utah State at Pacific

Time |11 a.m.

Venue | Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center

Weather | Mostly cloudy | High of 75, Low of 47

Scouting the Wolfpack

Nevada is 6-2 to start the season but has won one of their last three matches. The Wolfpack have played just one match since Feb. 9; it was a 6-1 win over Santa Cruz. They'll take on San Francisco on Friday before playing in Stockton on Saturday.

Four players for Nevada currently have just one loss on the dual match season. Adriana Gergelyova is 5-1 and 2-0 at No. 2 singles. Selina Turulja is 5-1 as well. She's 3-1 at No. 5 singles and 1-0 at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Maria Tatarnikova is 4-1. She's played all of her matches on court five and court six. Roos vanReek is also 4-1, she played all of her matches on court four.

In doubles this year, Nevada is 15-8 in all dual matches. They're led by the duo of Tatarnikova and Turulja who are 5-1 on the season. Ruedas and Anastaysha Gorbacheva have played the majority of the Wolfpack's matches at the top of the lineup in doubles going 3-2.

Scouting the Aggies

Utah State is 5-7 to start the season and is coming off of a win over San Francisco on Tuesday. They'll play UC Davis on Friday before facing the Tigers on Sunday.

Alexandra Pisareva has been one of Utah State's top players in singles at 5-2 in dual matches and 10-6 in tournament play. She's 4-2 at the top of the Aggies' order and won in her only match at No. 3 singles. Sidnee Lavatai is 7-3 in dual matches. She's played all of her matches at the five and six spots and is 6-2 at No. 6 singles. No other Aggies have winning records in singles play this year.

In doubles, just two duos have winning records. Lavatai and Pisareva are 5-2. They are 4-1 at no. 2 doubles. Annaliese County and Lucy Octave are 6-2 and have come 3-1 at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The Aggies are trying to find a rhythm on court one on doubles. They're a combined 3-7 this season.