No. 46 Women's Tennis finishes season with loss at No. 1 UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif. - No. 46 Long Beach State lost 4-0 on the road at No. 1 UCLA on Saturday, finishing a 19-win campaign for the 49ers after the program's second NCAA Tournament win.
Long Beach State faced a difficult foe in the top team in the nation. In doubles, Anais Dallara and Klaudia Malenovska led No. 9 Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez at No. 2 doubles, but an 8-4 loss at No. 3 doubles and an 8-6 defeat at No. 1 doubles over No. 84 Laura Bernard and Rachel Mansse from No. 6 Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton gave the Bruins the doubles point.
In singles, the 49ers were matched up with five ranked singles players on the Bruins. Dallara lost 6-1, 6-2 to No. 4 Anderson, while No. 73 Montez defeated Laura Bernard 6-3, 6-2 and No. 124 Morton won against Sarah Cantlay 6-2, 6-4 to seal the match.
However, Manasse was leading No. 98 Jones 6-4, 3-1 at the conclusion of the match, and Klaudia Malenovska led No. 119 Chanelle Van Nguyen 4-3 in the second set after losing the first.
Manasse finishes her career with a 29-win senior season, which would rank first all-time in school history prior to this season and is second-most behind Dallara. Her 174 combined wins place her third all-time in school history behind Dallara and Deborah Armstrong. Also finishing her career Saturday was Luzar, whose 124 wins rank ninth in school history.
Senior Anais Dallara continues her season in two weeks at the NCAA Championship in Athens, Ga., having become the third 49er ever to receive an invitation to the singles championship, one of 64 players selected to compete for the individual title in 2012. Ranked No. 102 in the nation, Dallara will try to improve on her school-record 30 singles wins in 2012 in that tournament.