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Cal State Northridge Downs Furman, 5-2

Cal State Northridge Downs Furman, 5-2

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team won the doubles point and four singles matches to down Furman, 5-2, Friday at the Matador Tennis Complex in Northridge, Calif.

Paladin sophomores Margaret Boyette and Katherine Oudin opened the match with a convincing 8-1 win over Nigora Siorjiddinova and Anna Yang at number two doubles, before the Matadors rebounded as Jennifer Sher and Sabrina Man-Son-Hing beat junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-6, in the top doubles match.  Matadors Maria Pistalu and Lorraine Cheung notched an 8-6 victory over junior Michele Stanford and sophomore Amanda Murray in the decisive third doubles contest.

In singles action, Pistalu posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alex Moreno-Kaste at number four to give Cal State Northridge a 2-0 lead, before Boyette put Furman on the board with a 6-4, 1-2 win after Man-Son-Hing retired in the third-seeded match.  The Paladins tied the match at 2-all after Oudin tallied a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Yang in the fifth singles contest.

Sher put the Matadors ahead 3-2 with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Kline in the top singles match, then the Paladins came from behind to force a third set in both remaining matches.  Cheung clinched the match for Cal State Northridge with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 win over senior Susan Bitetti at number six singles, then Sirojiddinova won a close 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 match against Stanford in the second singles match-up.

The Paladins (3-7) will conclude the team's Spring Break trip to Los Angeles with a 5 p.m. match at Loyola Marymount on Saturday.

Cal State Northridge 5, Furman 2
Mar 09, 2012 at Northridge, Calif. (Matador Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Jennifer Sher (CSUN) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-0, 6-3

2. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Sabrina Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) 6-4, 1-2, retired

4. Maria Pistalu (CSUN) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

5. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Anna Yang (CSUN) 6-1, 6-4

6. Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) def. Susan Bitetti (FUR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Jennifer Sher/Sabrina Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-6

2. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Nigora Sirojiddinova/Anna Yang (CSUN) 8-1

3. Maria Pistalu/Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) def. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-6


Match Notes

Furman 3-7

Cal State Northridge 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,3,5,1,6,2)