RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- The NAIA’s No. 6-ranked California Baptist University won its fourth straight with an 8-1 win over Inland Empire rival Cal State San Bernardino Thursday afternoon at the Pentz Tennis Center.
The win moves the Lancers to 7-4 overall while the Coyotes fall to 1-9.
The Lancers, who have 26 of the past 27 games the past three matches, won all three doubles’ matches in relatively easy fashion. Marcela Montanha and Dunya Wren swept past Leslie Horn and Brittany Choate, 8-0, at No. 1, and Raquel Vescovi and Jelena Savic sprinted past Dottie Elwell and Kara Jenkins, 8-2, at No. 2. Aurelie Hascoet and Maiara Oliveira defeated Janay Palicte and Allison Brooks, 8-4, at No. 3 to give the Lancers a 3-0 lead heading into singles.
In singles’ play, the Lancers won all five of their matches in straight sets, seven of those sets being won by 6-1 or 6-0. The Coyotes picked up their lone point of the match at No. 6 when Jenkins defeated Oliveira, 6-4, 6-4. Hascoet provided the clinching point with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Palicte at No. 4.
“The girls did a great job today in coming out with some good intensity in doubles, and I was pleased to see the hard work carry over into singles,” said CBU Head Coach Chris Taylor. “We need to bring that same effort and intensity day and in day out if we are to continue the success we've had this year."