Courtesy of UCR Athletics

UC Riverside’s girls’s tennis confronted off towards Hope Worldwide (0-1) on Friday afternoon on the SRC Tennis Courts. The group placed on a dominating efficiency on their residence turf, taking down Hope Worldwide 7-Zero to win their first match of the season and enhance to 1-2.

On the doubles facet, each groups defeated their opponent handily, 6-0. Large West Athlete of the Week Tia Epulsan and junior Sara Khattab added yet one more victory to their undefeated season.

After taking a 1-Zero lead, UCR despatched 4 freshmen to play 4 of the six singles matches. Freshman gamers Lindsey Gelinas, Natalie Shamma and Hanh Pham all got here by for the Highlanders and earned their first collegiate singles wins. Fellow freshman Mahli Silpachai received her second singles match of the 12 months after sweeping her opponent 6-0, 6-0.

Junior Lauren Wolfe was the one non-freshman to compete in singles play because of Hope Worldwide forfeiting the ultimate singles match. Wolfe took care of her opposition in brief order, sweeping 6-0, 6-0.

The Highlanders had been scheduled to play towards San Jose State on Saturday, Feb. 2 however the match was cancelled because of climate.

UCR girls’s tennis subsequent performs Friday, Feb. eight towards Westmont Faculty on the SRC Tennis Courts.

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