No. 48 Beach Tennis picks up a big win in Berkeley.
Feb. 1, 2009
Berkeley, Calif. - Long Beach State picked up their first win of the year, outlasting No. 49 North Carolina State on the road in Berkeley on Sunday. After dropping the doubles point, the 49ers rebounded to sweep singles on the way to a 6-1 win.
In doubles, Rachel Manasse and Jessica Weeks cruised to an 8-0 win over Petrovic/Sessoms, but The Beach lost the remaining two matches to drop the other point.
In singles, however, Julie Luzar moved to an easy 6-0, 6-1 win at #5 singles, and the depth of the 49ers showed as Anais Dallara and Lisa Sutton each grabbed singles wins. No. 68 Hannah Grady then wrapped up the match with a win over No. 87 Lenka Hojckova 6-2, 7-6 to clinch the match for Long Beach State.
With the win, Grady tied Stephanie Bengson for the 49ers All-Time Singles win record. A seventh semester senior, she is just 7 wins from becoming the overall winningest 49er in school history.
Long Beach State returns home to open the Rhodes Tennis Center on Friday, February 6 when they host Florida International in their first-ever home match at the new Terry L. Rhodes Tennis Center.
Brock/Hojckova, NC St. def. Dallara/Grady, LBSU 8-4
Mortlock/Barringer, NC St. def. Armstrong/Sutton, LBSU, 8-6
Manasse/Weeks, LBSU, def. Petrovic/Sessoms NC St., 8-0
#68 Hannah Grady, LBSU def. #87 Lenka Hojckova, NC St., 6-2, 7-6 
Deborah Armstrong def. Berkeley Brock, NC St., 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
Rachel Manasse, LBSU def. Neils Barringer,NC St., 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Anais Dallara, LBSU def. Diana Mortlock, NC St., 6-4, 6-1
Julie Luzar, LBSU def. Pender Sessoms, NC St., 6-0, 6-1
Lisa Sutton, LBSU def. Jackie Ussery, NC St., 6-1, 6-3