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by: David S. Williams
Women's Tennis Defeats Cal State Northridge 4-3
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  03/09/2013
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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Stetson women's tennis team (4-4) defeated Cal State Northridge by a score of 4-3 on Friday afternoon in Northridge, California, snapping a three-match losing streak.

Unlike last match, the Hatters found themselves in an early hole after losing the doubles point.  Senior Sara Lazarevic and freshman Andrea Crespo were defeated by Anna Yang and Sabrina Man-Son-Hing 8-5. Senior Jen Miller and junior Diana Bukajeva were victorious in their match, defeating Jessica Warren and Corrine Schnyder 8-1, giving Stetson a shot at the first point.

However, junior Lindsey Cable and Eveline Lepinay fell to Maria Pisatalu and Lorraine Cheung by a score of 8-5. It marked the duo's first doubles loss of the season, giving the Matadors a 1-0 lead.

In singles, Stetson picked up four wins to earn the victory. Miller defeated Warren 6-1, 6-3 at the number five position. Crespo defeated Yang 6-3, 6-1 and at number three singles, Bukajeva defeated Man-Son-Hing 6-3, 6-2.

Lazarevic was defeated by Pistalu 6-1, 7-6 (3), but at number six singles, Lepinay defeated Alexis Marquez 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 to give Stetson the win. Senior Clarke Tatje fell to Cheung by a score of 6-3, 6-4 in the final match of the day. 

The ladies return to action on Tuesday, when they take on Cleveland State. The match is part of a doubleheader with the men's team, and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.

Match notes: Bukajeva remains undefeated in singles and owns a 12 match winning streak, dating back to last season... Stetson finishes 1-1 on their first road trip of the season.

Stetson Women's Tennis