April 25, 2008
INDIAN WELLS, CA - UC Riverside earned a 5-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the 2008 Big West Women's Tennis Championships at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Thursday.
Erynne Oki won at No. 1 singles over Shelly Injejikian 6-0, 6-2. The Highlanders also notched victories at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles. Nadia Sakhakorn rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Jerusha Cruz.
The Highlanders captured the doubles point to go up 1-0 in the match when Nadia and Yasaman Sakhakorn defeated Karina Akhmedova and Breanna Stowell, 8-5, after the two teams had split matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.
UC Riverside improves to 9-10 and takes on top-seeded Long Beach State in Friday's quarterfinals. Cal State Fullerton concludes its season at 3-19.
NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
Big West Conference Tournament - 1st Round
UC Riverside 5 def. Cal State Fullerton 0
1. Erynne Oki/H.R. Espiritu (UCR) def. Injejkian/Inglis (CSF), 8-2
2. Cruz/Andrews (CSF) def. Angelique Corpuz/Roxanne Plata (UCR), 8-4
3. Nadia Sakhakorn/Yasaman Sakhakorn (UCR) def. Akhmedova/Stowell (CSF), 8-5
1. Oki (UCR) def. Shelly Injejikian, 6-0 6-2
2. Espiritu (UCR) vs. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), DNF
3. N. Sakhakorn (UCR) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 6-1 6-0
4. McCullogh (UCR) def. Brandy Andrews (CSF), 6-3 6-1
5. Y. Sakhakorn (UCR) vs Cheyenne Inglis (CSF), DNF
6. Corpuz (UCR) def. Breanna Stowell (CSF), 6-2 6-2