No. 48 San Diego State Upset by No. 58 UCI, 5-2

Feb. 18, 2012

SAN DIEGO - No. 48 San Diego State was upended on Saturday afternoon by No. 58 UC Irvine, 5-2, at Aztec Tennis Center. The loss drops SDSU to 2-4 on the season.

The Aztecs started the day on a positive note by winning two of the three doubles matches to claim the early point. UCI captured the decision at No. 2, but San Diego State rallied beginning with Emma Cioffi and Laura Antonana Iriarte's 8-2 effort over Kat Facey and Ali Facey at No. 3. Then, SDSU's top tandem of Roxanne Ellison and Sierra Ellison secured the point for the home side with an 8-6 performance at No. 1 over Courtney Byron and Hannah Holladay.

The Anteaters picked up three singles victories out of the gate (Nos. 4, 1, 6) to take a 3-1 lead. Antonana Iriarte, however, cut San Diego State's deficit in half after she defeated Franziska Goettsching, 7-6(1), 7-6(3) at No. 3.

SDSU trailed 3-2 with two matches remaining and both in a third set, but UCI sealed the win after Marivick Mamiit and Byron defeated Sierra Ellison and Emma Cioffi, respectively, at Nos. 5 and 2.

The Aztecs are back in action on Tuesday when they play host to No. 72 LSU. First serve is slated for 2 p.m. PT.

No. 58 UC Irvine 5, No. 48 San Diego State 2
Aztec Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.

Doubles
1. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU) def. Byron/Holladay (UCI), 8-6
2. Goettsching/Smith (UCI) def. Wais/Aguilar (SDSU), 8-2
3. Cioffi/Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Facey/Facey (UCI), 8-2
San Diego State wins doubles point.

Singles
1. Kristina Smith (UCI) def. No. 117 Julia Wais (SDSU), 6-2, 7-6(5)
2. Courtney Byron (UCI) def. Emma Cioffi (SDSU), 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
3. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Franziska Goettsching (UCI), 7-6(1), 7-6(3)
4. Kat Facey (UCI) def. Roxanne Ellison (SDSU), 6-3, 6-3
5. Marivick Mamiit (UCI) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU), 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
6. Stephanie Hammel (UCI) def. Kristin Buth (SDSU), 6-1, 7-5

Order of finish
Doubles: 2, 3, 1
Singles: 4, 1, 6, 3, 5*, 2