Women Netters Topple Titans in Season Opener

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Sophomore Maja Sujica
Sophomore Maja Sujica

Jan. 24, 2010

SAN DIEGO - It was all San Diego in the spring season opener, as the University of San Diego women's tennis team (1-0) toppled the Cal State Fullerton Titans, 7-0, Sunday morning at the USD West Tennis Courts. USD swept the doubles point and went on to secure straight set victories in each singles match.

San Diego kicked off the match by dominating the all-important doubles point, winning all three matches played. Sophomore Maja Sujica and newcomer Laura Claus made quick work of Titan tandem Monica Rodriguez and Erin Wiesener on Court #2, winning by a final of 8-2. Senior doubles specialist Justine Perl and sophomore Marite Raygada wrapped up the point for the Toreros on Court #2 by downing Jerusha Cruz and Karina Akhmedova, 8-3. Finally, on Court #1, Sophomore Juliette Coupez and senior Alexandra Demidova capped off doubles action by securing a Torero sweep with a win over Fullerton pair Tiffany Mai and Erin Weisener.

Moving in to singles, freshman Laura Claus made a strong first impression by quickly overwhelming her competition of Erin Wiesener in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) on Court #2. Sophomore Juliette Coupez, playing on Court #1, downed Tiffany Mai, 6-3, 6-1. Wrapping up the victory for San Diego on Court #3, sophomore Maja Sujica beat Monica Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-2.



San Diego will be back in action Jan. 30th when the Toreros travel to USC to participate in the ITA Kick-Off tournament that features USC (host school), LSU, and Auburn.

Match #1
Sunday, Jan. 24th, 2010

1.) Demidova/Coupez def. Mai/Weisener - 8-3
2.) Sujica/Claus def. Rodriguez/dela Cruz - 8-2
3.) Perl/Raygada def. Cruz/Akhmedova - 8-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

1.) Juliette Coupez def. Tiffany Mai - 6-3, 6-1
2.) Laura Claus def. Erin Wiesener - 6-1, 6-1
3.) Maja Sujica def. Monica Rodriguez - 6-0, 6-2
4.) Lise Marbach def. Malorie dela Cruz - 6-1, 6-4
5.) Alexandra Demidova def. Karina Akhmedova - 6-1, 6-1
6.) Marite Raygada def. Jerusha Cruz - 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3, 6, 5, 4