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No. 7 Concordia Upsets No. 3 Azusa Pacific, 6-3 (from NAIA site)
Tuesday, 03/17/2009

 Women's Tennis

No. 7 Concordia Upsets No. 3 Azusa Pacific, 6-3


Jordan Kimura (Photo Courtesy: Cara Alana)

Jordan Kimura (Photo Courtesy: Cara Alana)


March 17, 2009




Story courtesy of Concordia Sports Information Office


IRVINE, Calif. - The Eagles took two out of three in doubles action and won each of the top three singles matchups, as the NAIA's No. 7-ranked Concordia pulled off an upset of No. 3 Azusa Pacific by a 6-3 margin in GSAC play Saturday.

Concordia improves to 7-3 overall with the victory, including 5-2 in Golden State Athletic Conference play in its first-ever win over the Cougars, who drop to 7-3, 7-2 GSAC with the loss.

Jennifer Sher and Kristin Yep teamed up to notch an 8-2 victory in the top doubles spot, and Jordan Kimura and Cristina Paiva-Flor followed up the effort with an 8-4 win from No. 2, as the Eagles built up a head of steam moving into singles play.

Sher, Kimura and Yep each won in straight sets from positions 1-2-3, and Johanna Sceresini notched a 6-2, 6-0 victory from No. 5 to seal off the 6-3 win.

Concordia next hosts No. 6 California Baptist Tuesday (March 17) in GSAC action starting at 1 p.m. at Lower Peters' Canyon.

Sher/Yep (CUI) d. Wetzig/Jelsma, 8-2
Kimura/Paiva-Flor (CUI) d. Bon/Tanaka, 8-4
McNall/Ignas d. Sceresini/Mazaheri (CUI), 8-2

Jennifer Sher (CUI) d. Sheryl Bon, 6-3, 6-2
Jordan Kimura (CUI) d. Casey Wetzig, 6-2, 6-0
Kristin Yep (CUI) d. Emily Ignas, 6-1, 6-2
Natalie McNall d. Cristina Paiva-Flor (CUI), 6-4, 6-2
Johanna Sceresini (CUI) d. Marie Tanaka, 6-2, 6-0
Leah Hoffee d. Jaleh Mazaheri (CUI), 6-1, 6-0