No. 75 Arizona falls to No. 63 San Diego State

Feb. 20, 2009

Losing the doubles point in the third match in a row, the Wildcats fell to the Aztecs Friday afternoon 4-3.

For the first time this season, Arizona is ranked in the Campbell's/ITA College Tennis Rankings in a tie with six other teams at No. 75.

Also ranked for the first time this season is freshman Natasha Marks, at No. 124, who lost to SDSU's Emma Cioffi 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4.

Senior Danielle Steinberg is still undefeated this season in singles for dual matches with a win today against Julia Trunk 6-2, 7-5 in the number one spot. Also undefeated in singles is freshman Sarah Landsman, who defeated Olivia Colman 6-0, 6-2 in the number four spot.

'We lost but we gained a world of knowledge today.' Said assistant coach Ryan Stotland, 'This is a great lesson learned. We know what we need to work on, and losing is only going to make us better. It's about having a good attitude, having fun, and of course some hard work too. We showed a lot of heart and we're looking to bounce back tomorrow against USD.'

In doubles, Steinberg and Landsman defeated Roxanne and Sierra Ellison 8-3 in the Wildcats' only doubles win. Junior Claire Rietsch and Natasha Marks fell to Trunk and partner Holly Bagshaw 9-7, and Ariane Masschelein and Jane Huh lost to Esther Cadua and Kathryn Kitts 9-8 (3).

Up next, the Wildcats take on the University of San Diego on Saturday, February 21 at noon P.T.

Full Results:


1. Bagshaw/Trunk (SDSU) def. Marks/Rietsch (UA) 9-7

2. Steinberg/Landsman (UA) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU) 8-3

3. Cadua/Kitts (SDSU) def. Masschelein/Huh (UA) 9-8 (3)


1. Danielle Steinberg (UA) def. Julia Trunk (SDSU) 6-2, 7-5

2. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) def. Ariane Masschelein (UA) 6-4, 6-0

3. Emma Cioffi (SDSU) def. (#124) Natasha Marks (UA) 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4

4. Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Olivia Colman (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2

5. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) def. Jane Huh (UA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

6. Debora Castany (UA) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU) 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2

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