Titans Drop Tennis Match at Pacific, 5-2

March 11, 2006

Stockton, Calif. - Courtesy Pacific sports information...

The Pacific Tigers women's tennis team rallied after dropping the doubles point to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon.

The win moved the Tigers to 9-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big West conference, while Cal State Fullerton fell to 3-12 and 0-6 in conference play.

Senior Natalia Kostenko (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) battled through a couple of minor injuries to defeat Cal State Fullerton's Ruya Inalpulat, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 to secure the match for the Tigers.

Pacific will be back in action on Sunday, Mar. 12 as Pacific hosts UC Irvine at 11 a.m.

No. 63 Pacific 5, Cal State Fullerton 2
Stockton, Calif.

Doubles (Cal State Fullerton wins the Doubles point):

1. Inalpulat/Le (CSF) def. Mrazovic/Twarowska (PAC), 8-5
2. Kostenko/Tamborini (PAC) def. Tran/Injejikian (CSF), 8-3
3. Dumbay/Inglis (CSF) def. Schuhmacher/Schneider (PAC), 8-6

Singles:

1. Gina Le (CSF) def. Vana Mrazovic (PAC), 6-3, 6-3
2. Natalia Kostenko (PAC) def. Ruya Inalpulat (CSF), 7-6 (8-6), 6-0
3. Jolanta Twarowska def. Mai-Ly Tran (CSF) (PAC), 6-2, 6-4
4. Carla Tamborini (PAC) def. Shaghig-Shelly Injejikian (CSF), 6-2, 6-1
5. Clara Schuhmacher (PAC) def. Cheyenne Inglis (CSF), 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Helen Schneider (PAC) def. Ashley Dunbar (CSF), 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 6, 4, 1, 3, 2, 5