No. 5 Columbus State drops just six games as it picks up 9-0 victory
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State lost just six games in nine matches en route to a 9-0 victory against Stillman to begin the 2014 season on Saturday. The match took place at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on the campus of CSU.
Stillman was unable to win a game off the Lady Cougars in double action as CSU won all three matches 8-0. At first doubles, the eighth-ranked tandem of Paola Cigui and Beatriz Leon blanked Litia Godinet and Veronika Kalugina. Camila Tobar and Olivera Jokic teamed up to defeat Nair Tolemeo and Angela Corredor at second doubles. In the final doubles match, Olivera Tadijin and Saravinder Pannu had no problem with Rosana Medeiros and Gabriella Laguna-Leon.
Columbus State's dominance carried into singles play as CSU won two matches in 6-0, 6-0 style. At first singles, two-time All-American and second-ranked Cigui defeated Godinet 6-0, 6-0 while 23rd-ranked Leon matched her with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Tolemeo at the second position.
Fellow freshman Tobar won her first colleigate singles match at the third spot downing Medeiros 6-0, 6-2. Jokic won with ease against Kalugina 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles.
Columbus native Laura Chapman made her season debut at fifth singles as she defeated Corredor 6-0, 6-1. Also playing in her first collegiate match, Elena Preadca breezed past Laguna-Leon 6-2, 6-0.
No. 10 Fresno Pacific 8, Westmont (NAIA) 1
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Fresno Pacific got out of the gate quickly in its 2014 season opener, taking down No. 12 Westmont in dominant fashion 8-1. FPU swept doubles play and the top five spots on the singles side.
Petra Jurova had a solid day in her first match as the team's No. 1, winning her singles and doubles match. Jurova and partner Alison Carre, the 17th-ranked doubles team in Division II, snuck by Kate and Lauren Stratman 8-6 at the No. 1 doubles spot. No. 13 Jurova then went on to sweep Lauren Stratman 6-4, 7-5 in singles. Carre swept No. 44 Haley Strandness 6-2, 6-2 in singles at the No. 2 spot.
Newcomers Laure-Anne Josso and Angelika Sobiecka also had perfect days defeating the team of Grace Davis and Emily Keach in doubles 8-4 before sweeping their singles matches at Nos. 3 and 4. Matilda Ackered scored a 7-6, 6-0 straight-set victory versus Keach at No. 6 singles, and Erin Carlson and Megan Lee defeated Strandness and Alyson Meyer 8-5 in doubles.