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Women's Tennis opens 2016 season in Palm Springs
Jan. 15, 2016

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The University of San Diego Women’s Tennis team started their 2016 season on Friday as the team competed in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.

Senior Dana Oppinger opened the tournament with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Arizona State’s Samantha Hampton. In the second round, Oppinger fell to No. 39 Caroline Doyle of Stanford.

In doubles play Oppinger and partner Drew Spinosa fell 6-3 to No. 42 Kassidy Jump and Sammy Hampton of Arizona State.

During singles play Spinosa and Sophia Chow each picked up victories before running into a pair of ranked USC opponents. Spinosa beat UCLA’s Laura Luca 6-0, 6-1 in the first round and took the first set against USC’s No. 49 Madison Westby but eventually fell 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Chow moved past Stanford’s Lindsey Kostas 6-3, 7-5 before No. 48 Rianna Valdes earned a 6-2, 6-2 decision over the USD freshman.

Chow and senior Marta Stojanovic took on Westby and Valdes in doubles but fell to the USC duo 6-2.

Scarlet Rush fell to Valdes in the first round 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Fiona Majendie lost to No. 64 Lauren Marker of Arizona. Shani Blecher was defeated in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 by Arizona State’s Alexandra Osborne while Maria Paula Torres dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision to ASU’s Guissie O’sullivan. Marisa Marsh was topped 6-0, 6-1 by Arizona’s Kinga Gartner.

Marsh and Mikayla Morkel-Brink dropped their doubles match to Kostas and Stanford teammate Naomie Rosenberg 6-3. Arizona pair Marker and Shayne Austin beat Rush and Majendie 6-2 while Torres and Blecher fell to ASU tandem O’sullivan and Desirae Krawczyk by the same margin.

The tournament continues tomorrow and Sunday.


National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Palm Springs, Calif.

January 15-17, 2016


Singles Competition

Round 1

Dana Oppinger (USD) def. Samantha Hampton (ASU) 7-6, 6-2

Drew Spinosa (USD def. Laura Luca (UCLA) 6-0, 6-1)

Sophia Chow (USD) def. Lindsey Kostas (Stan.) 6-3, 7-5

No. 48 Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Scarlet Rush (USD) 6-0, 6-0

No. 64 Lauren Marker (UA) def. Fiona Majendie (USD) 6-0, 6-0

Alexandra Osborne (ASU) def. Shani Blecher (USD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Guissie O’sullivan (ASU) def. Maria Paula Torres (USD) 6-1, 6-4

Kinga Gartner (UA) def. Marisa Marsh (USD) 6-0, 6-1


Round 2

No. 39 Caroline Doyle def. Dana Oppinger (USD) 6-3, 6-1

No. 49 Madison Westby (USC) def. Drew Spinosa (USD) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

No. 48 Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Sophia Chow (USD) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles Competition

Round 1

No. 42 Kassidy Jump/Sammy Hampton (ASU) def. Dana Oppinger/Drew Spinosa (USD)

Madison Westby/Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Sophia Chow/Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-2

Lindsey Kostas/Naomie Rosenberg (Stan.) Marisa Marsh/Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-3

Lauren Marker/Shayne Austin (UA) def. Scarlet Rush/Fiona Majendie (USD) 6-2

Guissie O’sullivan/Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Maria Paula Torres/Shani Blecher (USD) 6-2



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