Women's Tennis

Aztecs Blanked by No. 8 UCLA 4-0

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Derrick Tuskan/San Diego State

LOS ANGELES – The No. 59-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team was in Los Angeles on Friday for the First Round of the NCAA Championships. SDSU drew the tough task of facing the host UCLA Bruins, ranked No. 8 in the nation. The Aztecs struggled to get much going in a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Bruins.
The Scarlet and Black finish their season at 16-7 while UCLA advances to the Second Round with a 19-5 record.
In doubles, on court No. 1, the All-Mountain West team of Yasmine Kabbaj and Myah Petchey (8-9) played against the No. 13-ranked duo of Tian Fangran and Elise Wagle. The Aztecs kept things close against their highly ranked foes but fell 6-4. Gloria Alogo played on the third court with Zoe Olmos (4-11). Facing Ahmani Guichard and Sasha Vagramov, the Aztec pair were bested by the same score as the Bruins earned the doubles point. The Aztecs' other All-Mountain West tandem, Andreea Velcea and Andjela Skrobonja (13-4), paired up on the second court. Facing No. 42 Kimmi Hance and Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer, the Aztecs led 5-4 when UCLA clinched the doubles point.
The Mountain West Player of the Year, No. 100-ranked Kabbaj (15-3) battled No. 32 Fangran on the top court. Kabbaj was shut out 6-0 in the first set. In the second, she dropped the first game before she was forced to retire from the match early.
On the bottom court, Olmos (10-9) went up against Guichard. She was shut out in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.
Petchey's (8-8) faced No. 73-ranked Bianca Fernandez on the third court. After she was blanked 6-0 in the first set, Petchey won three games but was bested 6-3 in the second as the Bruins moved on to the Second Round of the tournament.
Three matches went unfinished, all ending during the first set tiebreaker. Velcea (13-4) faced Lutkemeyer on court no. 5. The Aztec dropped the first point to trail 6-6 (1-0) when the match concluded. Alogo (9-4) faced off against Wagle on court no. 4. She held a 6-6 (2-1) lead when Fernandez clinched the match. An All-Mountain West singles selection, No. 98-ranked Skrobonja (17-3) matched up with Hance on the second court. Their tiebreaker was back-and-forth with Skrobonja trailing 6-6 (10-9) when UCLA clinched the win.
No. 8 UCLA 4, No. 59 San Diego State 0
Los Angeles Tennis Center – Los Angeles, Calif.

May 3, 2024                                  
Singles Competition
1. No. 32 Tian Fangran (UCLA) def. No. 100 Yasmine Kabbaj (SDSU) 6-0, 1-0, Ret.
2. No. 27 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) led No. 98 Andjela Skrobonja (SDSU) 6-6 (10-9)
3. No. 73 Bianca Fernandez (UCLA) def. Myah Petchey (SDSU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Gloria Alogo (SDSU) led Elise Wagle (UCLA) 6-6 (2-1)
5. Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer (UCLA) led Andreea Velcea (SDSU) 6-6 (1-0)
6. Ahmani Guichard (UCLA) def. Zoe Olmos (SDSU) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles Competition
1. No. 13 Tian Fangran/Elise Wagle (UCLA) def. Myah Petchey/Yasmine Kabbaj (SDSU) 6-4
2. Andjela Skrobonja/Andreea Velcea (SDSU) led No. 42 Kimmi Hance/Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer (UCLA) 5-4
3. Ahmani Guichard/Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. Gloria Alogo/Zoe Olmos (SDSU) 6-4
 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,6,3)