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Ducks lose first match of season.

Byline: The Register-Guard

San Diego State handed Oregon its first dual match loss of the season Sunday, winning 5-2 in San Diego.

Monika Gieczys and Vickie Gunnarsson earned the two singles victories for the Ducks. Davina Mendiburu and Courtney Nagle teamed up to win a doubles match, but the Aztecs won the other two doubles matches.

It was the third road match for the Ducks in as many days. They beat Loyola Marymount on Friday and the University of San Diego on Saturday.

"We were happy to win two out of three on the road," Oregon coach Jack Griffin said.

In No. 4 singles, Gieczys beat Katey Becker 6-1, 6-3, and in No. 5 singles, Gunnarsson beat Julie Chidley 6-2, 6-1.

Mendiburu and Nagle edged Silvia Tornier and Lindsey Hedberg in their No. 1 doubles match 8-6.

Mendiburu put up a fight for Oregon in No. 1 singles, eventually falling to Tornier 7-6, 6-4.

The Ducks return to action on Saturday when they host Arizona State.

Wrestling

Nathan Coy, Isaac Weber and Jason Cooley extended their winning streaks, but Oregon State still fell 19-15 to No. 24 Fresno State on Sunday in Corvallis.

Weber, wrestling at 184 pounds, won his sixth straight match, decisioning Eddie Gifford, 4-3.

Coy won at 174 by technical fall in 5:57, and Cooley won by decision in the heavyweight class. It was the fifth consecutive victory for both wrestlers.

The Bulldogs (11-7) won the day's final three matches to come back from a 15-9 deficit.

Oregon State (11-7) will visit McArthur Court to wrestle the Ducks on Wednesday.

Softball

Oregon State equaled its best start in school history as it improved its record to 8-1 overall with wins over Cal State-Northridge and San Diego on Saturday at the CSUN Tournament of Champions in Northridge, Calif.

The Beavers dropped CSUN 3-2 in eight innings and then shut out USD 8-0 in a game that was called after five innings due to the eight-run rule.

Baseball

Oregon State dropped the final game of a weekend baseball series Sunday afternoon, losing at San Diego 8-2 in nonconference play. The loss completed a three-game sweep for the unbeaten Toreros (9-0).

The Beavers (2-4) managed their first lead of the series in the first inning Sunday when Seth Pietsch walked and eventually scored from second on Brian Barden's single. San Diego went in front 2-1 in the bottom of the first on Lucas Wennersten's two-run double. Ben Rowe took the loss for the Beavers, evening his record at 1-1.
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Title Annotation:Regional Roundup: San Diego State beats the Oregon women's tennis team, 5-2.; Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 11, 2002
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