SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --- NCAA Division I San Francisco won four singles matches to clinch the match before the rain came back bringing an end to the match prior to doubles’ play, giving the Dons a 4-2 win over California Baptist University in women’s tennis action Saturday night.
The loss is the Lancers’ first of the season. It was their season opener.
The match started in Golden Gate Park and started with singles because of rain and approaching darkness. Already postponed from yesterday, the match started late since the courts were still wet from yesterday’s rain.
Aurelie Hascoet gave the Lancers an early lead with a 6-4, 2-0 (retired) win over Cecilia Gratian at No. 3. However, the Dons won the next two matches at No. 6 and 4 to take a 2-1 advantage. Dunya Wren picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5 to even the match.
Darkness then fell upon the Bay Area and forced the match to be moved to the Olympic Club, which had lighted courts. There, the Dons won at Nos. 1 and 2 to clinch the match. With the match already clinched and rain falling, the match was called prior to doubles’ play.
“Given the conditions, I was very pleased with the effort we put forth,” said CBU Head Coach Chris Taylor. “The score doesn’t really reflect the hard fought matches and the high level of play. They are a strong team and potentially could be ranked this year. I am glad we have some experience under our belt now, and we know what we need to improve upon heading into GSAC play.”