Chloe Pham, So. Pham looking to hit a forehand.
Chloe Pham, So.
Pham looking to hit a forehand.

The UCR women’s tennis team fell to No. 64 Long Beach State 7-0 on Thursday, April 7, in the Highlanders’ final home match of the season. It was a rough set of games for the Highlanders, who couldn’t win more than two games in a set during singles competition. This was also the final match for Highlander Caroline Hall on the Student Recreation Center courts. Hall is a junior who transferred from Gordon College and is graduating early with a degree in psychology. Head coach Mark Henry only had praise for Hall, telling, “Caroline really is an outstanding student-athlete. She has been an important part of the team playing in the middle of the singles line-up the past two seasons and is our most outstanding student with a GPA over 3.9. I know she’ll make UCR proud in the future as well.”

With this win, Long Beach State (14-6, 7-0) remains atop the Big West standings, setting up a showdown next week with second-ranked Cal State Fullerton, who is also unbeaten in conference play.

UCR (3-13, 0-7) has no games next week and will play their final match of the regular season at UC Irvine on Wednesday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m.