Mustang Women's Tennis Finishes Bulldog Classic on High Note

Mustang Women's Tennis Finishes Bulldog Classic on High Note

FRESNO, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's tennis program produced victories in two of three singles matches on Sunday as the Mustangs closed play at the Fresno State-hosted Bulldog Classic. 

After advancing on Saturday to the semifinal round of the A Flight singles bracket at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center, sophomore Kathryn Webb was eliminated from title contention with a 6-0, 6-4 loss against Fresno State's Olga Kirpicheva.

In other singles matches, sophomore Ane McPike rebounded in the B Flight singles backdraw to claim a 6-1, 6-1 victory against San Jose State's Emily Prescott while senior Jocelyn Davis (above) bested another Spartan in Chau Troung, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Davis and Webb were eliminated from A Flight play with an 8-1 defeat versus Washington's Julija Lukac and Natali Coronel.

"Overall, I thought that there were some really good things to take from this weekend," first-year Mustang head coach Damon Coupe said. "I think Kat reaching the semifinals of the A Flight is a huge boost for her confidence that she can play with top players. Jocelyn and Ane played very solid overall during the weekend. Injuries and other issues hurt (junior Alexa Lee) and (freshman Ireen Kuipers), which is something you never want to see, especially in a fall tournament. We struggled with starts in doubles all weekend which need to be corrected. It's hard to get ahead in an eight-game pro set if we start slow and become reactionary instead of proactive to the ball. We will definitely make the adjustments and be ready to go for our regular season."

Cal Poly returns to the court on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 to open spring action at the three-day California Winter Invitational in Berkeley.