Mustang Women’s Tennis Falls in Regular Season Finale
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Sophomores Gabby Gatewood (above) and Ane McPike produced victories in singles play, but the Cal Poly women's tennis team closed its 2012 regular season schedule on Saturday afternoon by dropping a 5-2 decision against No. 48 Fresno State on Mustang Courts.
Cal Poly (10-10), which finished the 2012 season with a 7-5 home mark, was swept by Fresno State (11-8) in doubles action. At No. 1, senior Jocelyn Davis and junior Alexa Lee fell against Fresno State's Marianne Jodoin and Laura Pola, 8-6, before Mustang sophomore Kathryn Webb and McPike dropped an 8-3 decision at No. 2 versus Aishwarya Agrawal and Bianca Modoc. At No. 3, Gatewood teamed with freshman Ireen Kuipers, but the duo suffered an 8-5 loss against Melissa McQueen and Tanya Murtagh.
In singles action, the 42nd-ranked Jodoin topped Lee at No. 1, 7-5, 7-6. Davis fell at No. 2 against Agrawal, 6-2, 6-3, ahead of Mustang sophomore Jen Cornea's 7-6, 6-4 loss at No. 3 versus McQueen. After Webb dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 4 against Modoc, Gatewood salvaged Cal Poly's first victory on Saturday by topping Pola at No. 5, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 6, Murtagh produced a 6-4 opening-set victory against McPike but, trailing in the second set, was forced to retire.
Seeded No. 4 for the April 26-29 Big West Conference Championships, Cal Poly opens play at Indian Wells Tennis Garden with an 11 a.m. quarterfinal matchup against fifth-seeded UC Santa Barbara on Friday, April 27. Cal Poly previously dealt the fifth-seeded Gauchos a 4-3 home defeat on April 10. The survivor of the Cal Poly-UC Santa Barbara matchup advances to an April 28 semifinal showdown against, most likely, top-seeded and 54th-ranked Long Beach State.
No. 48 Fresno State 5, Cal Poly 2
April 21, 2012
Mustang Courts (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
1. Jodoin/Pola (FSU) def. Lee/Davis (CP), 8-6
2. Agrawal/Modoc (FSU) def. McPike/Webb (CP), 8-3
3. McQueen/Murtagh (FSU) def. Gatewood/Kuipers (CP), 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
1. No. 42 Marianne Jodoin (FSU) def. Alexa Lee (CP), 7-5, 7-6
2. Aishwarya Agrawal (FSU) def. Jocelyn Davis (CP), 6-2, 6-3
3. Melissa McQueen (FSU) def. Jen Cornea (CP), 7-6, 6-4
4. Bianca Modoc (FSU) def. Kathryn Webb (CP), 6-2, 6-1
5. Gabby Gatewood (CP) def. Laura Pola (FSU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Ane McPike (CP) def. Tanya Murtagh (FSU), 4-6, 2-0 (ret.)
Order of Finish: 5, 6, 4, 2, 1, 3