Competing away for its third time in a week, the Cal Poly women’s tennis fell to No. 28 Fresno State 7-0 on Saturday at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
Sophomore Abigail Bacharach and freshman Ilana Olyenik almost forced third sets before falling to their Bulldogs counterparts. Bacharach was defeated in two sets, 7-5, 6-4 by Fresno State’s Olivia Noble and Olyenik was defeated, 6-2, 7-5 by Rana Sherif Ahmed.
Fresno State started the morning by securing the doubles point with two victories, but only after Cal Poly won the second game, forcing a decisive third.
Cal Poly sophomore Molly Reed and Bacharach beat Fresno’s pairing at No. 3, 6-4 to bring the doubles point to a tiebreak. Fresno captured the point after beating Mustang senior Bryn Bacharach and Oleynik in the third doubles match, 6-4.
Mayar Sherif Ahmed improved to 14-6 for the Bulldogs this season with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over junior Emily Gibbens. Ahmed is currently ranked No. 26 in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Sophomore Zoe Oedekerk lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 to Fresno State’s Sophie Watts. Bryn Bacharach also fell to the Bulldogs, losing 6-4, 6-1 to Galina Bykova.
Fresno State improved its season record to 4-3 after defeating Cal Poly. The Mustangs record fell to 1-3 on the season.
Cal Poly returns home on Monday for its first of three consecutive home matches, beginning at 10 a.m. against UC Davis at Mustang Courts. This will be the Mustangs’ second Big West Conference match this season.