Women’s Tennis Drops Match to Cal State Northridge, 5-2
NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s tennis team fell to California State University in Northridge, Friday, 5-2. With the loss, the Lions are now 8-6 on the season, having wrapped up their spring break road trip.
In singles, Cal State picked up an early 2-0 lead, as sophomore Bartnik retired in the second set due to injury. Her opponent, Jennifer Sher, picked up the win, 6-3, 3-2, ret. At No.2 singles, Sanon lost in straight sets to Brooke Doane, 6-3, 6-4, while Takenaga also had a straight set lost to Cheung in the No.4 spot, 6-4, 6-3. Senior Makarova had a first set win over her opponent, Maria Pistalu at No.2, but couldn’t sustain it, falling in a tiebreaker, 5-7, 7-5, 10-6.
Columbia’s two wins came at the bottom of the lineup. Sophomore Kovacevic won at No.5, defeating Sabrina Man-Son-Hing, 7-5, 7-6 (5), while first-year Ioana Alecsiu
notched her second singles win in as many days, beating Yang at No.6, 6-4, 6-0.
Up next for the Lions is a return to the Dick Savitt Tennis Center, where they will take on local rival Long Island, Friday, March 25 at 4 p.m.
Cal State Northridge 5, Columbia 2