Women's Tennis Starts Strong at Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiates.
The Lions split even in singles on first day of first tournament of the season.
Oct. 11, 2008
Fullerton, Calif -
On the first day of play at the Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiates, LMU Women's Tennis came out swinging to start their 2008-2009 campaign.
In Flight A Singles Action, Tina Razloznik dominated. After a first round bye, Tina Razloznik won her first match of the season against Laura Boguet of New Mexico State 6-0, 6-1. Jasmin Heckel also put up a good fight but eventually lost to UCLA's Stephanie Wetmore 2-6, 4-6. Razloznik advances to play Long Beach State while Heckel plays in the backdraw today.
Audrey Bulkley won her first round of play on default from Nadia Sakhakon from UC Riverside in Flight B Singles. Later in the day she lost her second match to a player from Cal State Long Beach 0-6,1-6 and will also play in the backdraw.
Jane Pringle also split even in Flight B Singles. The junior transfer form the University of Texas won her first match of the season against New Mexico State's Alexa Costa but fell short in her next match against Cal-State Northridge 6-3,6-3.
Bliss Nixon dominated Flight C singles. She won her first match against Southern Utah's McKall Christensen and fought to the finish to defeat Whitney Paluch from Cal State Northridge. 6-2, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.
The Lions did not fare so well in doubles action. In Flight A Doubles, Both teams of Pringle and Nixon and Razlonznik and Morgan lost in their first round matches. Rozlonick and Morgan fell to UC Riverside's Oki and Corpuz 6-8 and Pringle and Nixon fell to UCLA's Wetmore and Walters 8-4. Both teams will play in the backdraw today.
Due to illness Freshman Estelle LaPorte did not participate in either her singles or doubles matches. Audrey Heckel's substitution for LaPorte in Flight B Doubles helped turn the Lions' doubles record around as Heckel and Bulkley defeated Southern Utah's Burden and Bulloch 8-2.
LMU Women's Tennis finishes action at the Fullerton today and Sunday. Matches begin at 9 a.m.