March 2, 2012
Highlanders 5 – Roadrunners 2

UC Riverside’s women’s tennis team finally stopped its seven-game losing streak with a victory over Cal State Bakersfield this past Thursday. Riverside won that game by a score of 5-2. Riverside has not earned a victory since Feb. 2, 2012. That win came against this same Cal State Bakersfield team.

UC Riverside got things started by winning two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. UCR’s duo of Jamie and Taylor Raney won their match with a score of 8-3 and the duo of Kate Bergeson and Courtney Pattugalan earned a with after defeating their opponents by a score of 8-1.

The Highlanders continued their dominance in singles action. Jamie Raney, Taylor Raney and Natalie McKay all won their matches decidedly. Riverside’s Kate Bergeson played a competitive match against Bakersfield’s Estefania Limpias in court No. 5. After trailing early on in the match, Bergeson ultimately came out victorious and defeated her opponent with a final score of 5-7, 7-6, 10-5.

UCR Riverside ultimately earned the win with a final score of 5-2. This marked the team’s first victory on the road.

March 4, 2012
Aggies 6 – Highlanders 1

Riverside tried but failed to make it two straight wins this past Sunday against UC Davis. The Aggies handed the Highlanders a tough loss as Riverside’s lone victory came from Courtney Pattugalan.

Pattugalan defeated Davis’s Layla Sanders in singles competition with scores of 6-3, 6-0 at court No. 4. The rest of the singles matches were disastrous as Highlanders Kate Bergeson and  Rachell Andra both lost their respective matches with identical scores of 6-0, 6-0. Jamie Raney was the player that came closest to a win, but she lost her match with scores of 6-1, 6-4. Natalie McKay and Taylor Raney both lost with identical scores of 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles action, the Highlanders were swept in all three matches as Davis earned that point. The Aggies went on to defeat the Highlanders with a final score of 6-1.

UCR’s women’s tennis team falls to 2-9 in the season and 0-4 in conference play. UC Riverside now has a 1-5 home record. The Highlanders will take a break from conference competition as they will host Colorado State on March 13 at home and will try to get back on the winning track.