Women's Tennis Drops 4-1 Decision to #42 Saint Mary's
Khunpak Issara wins her 13th-straight singles match in team loss to the Gaels.
April 12, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. – The #42-ranked Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team – the highest ranked team in the West Coast Conference – proved to be too much for Pepperdine today, posting a 4-1 decision to hand the Waves their first league loss of the season. Despite the loss, senior Khunpak Issara extended her singles win streak to 13.
Issara (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) delivered Pepperdine’s sole singles win of the day with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Catherine Isip. Issara is a team-best 16-2 in 2013 and has not lost since mid-February.
The Gaels, 11-8 overall and 6-1 in WCC action, struck first by winning two the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead into singles.
SMC extended its lead after Jullien, the highest-ranked singles player in the league at #20, downed Guillermo in straight sets.
Although Issara put a point on the board to narrow the gap, 1-2, Saint Mary’s tallied wins from the No. 5 and No. 6 spots in the lineup to secure the dual victory.
The Waves, who dropped to 7-11 overall and 4-1 in the conference, have a quick turnaround and play at San Diego tomorrow, April 13, at 11 a.m. Live scores for the contest can be followed here.
Tennis Match Result
Pepperdine vs Saint Mary's College
Apr 12, 2013 at Moraga, Calif.
(Saint Mary's College)
#42 Saint Mary's College 4, Pepperdine 1
1. #20 Jenny Jullien (SMC) def. #31 Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) 7-5, 6-0
2. #56 Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Catherine Isip (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Danielle Flores (SMC) vs. Ale Granillo (PEP) 4-6, 6-2, 4-5, unfinished
4. Jade Frampton (SMC) vs. Megan Moore (PEP) 4-6, 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
5. Catherine Leduc (SMC) def. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
6. Audrey Leitz (SMC) def. Danielle Feneridis (PEP) 7-5, 6-2
1. Khunpak Issara/Megan Moore (PEP) def. Jenny Jullien/Danielle Flores (SMC) 9-7
2. Catherine Isip/Audrey Leitz (SMC) def. Ale Granillo/Michaela Capannolo (PEP) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Jade Frampton/Elizabeth Searl (SMC) def. Lorraine Guillermo/Danielle Feneridis (PEP) 8-6
Pepperdine 7-11, 4-1 WCC
Saint Mary's College 11-8, 6-1 WCC; National ranking #42
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,5,6)