USD Unable to Knock Off #5 UCLA, Lose 4-0

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Sophomore Laura Claus dropped to 5-3 in singles with a loss on the afternoon.
Sophomore Laura Claus dropped to 5-3 in singles with a loss on the afternoon.

Jan. 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Calif.- The University of San Diego women's tennis team lost to the #5 UCLA Bruins 4-0 on Saturday afternoon from the Los Angeles Tennis Center in the opening match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Toreros (1-1), ranked 67th coming into the match, were unable to snap their all-time losing streak to the Bruins (3-0), which got extended to 12 matches with the loss.

UCLA snatched up their first doubles win in the match with the 57th-ranked combo of Courtney Dolehide and Andrea Remynse defeating USD's Juliette Coupez and Maja Sujica 8-5. Coupez and Sujica came into the match boasting the Toreros' best doubles record on the year at 4-2, but were saddled with their third loss of the season.

The Bruins wrapped up the doubles point as Maya Johansson and McCall Jones topped Anna Depenau and former-Bruin Stephanie Hoffpauir 8-4 at the No. 3 spot in the lineup.

On the singles side, the Toreros were unable to build up any steam as Depenau dropped her singles match to Carling Seguso 7-5, 6-2 and Dolehide, ranked 36th, put down Torero freshman Josymar Escalona 6-1, 7-5.

UCLA clinched the victory when Remynse dispatched sophomore Laura Claus, playing at the No. 2 position, 6-3, 6-3. Claus, who is tied for the team lead with five singles wins on the year, drops to 5-3.

The Toreros move on to face #43 Pepperdine on Sunday, Jan. 30th at 10:00 a.m. P.T. in the consolation match.

2011 ITA Kick-Off Weekend
#5 UCLA 4, #67 San Diego 0
Jan 29, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

1. #57 Dolehide/Remynse (UCLA) def. Coupez/Sujica (USD) 8-5
2. Montez/Seguso (UCLA) vs. Claus/Escalona (USD) 7-3, unfinished
3. Johansson/Jones (UCLA) def. Depenau/Hoffpauir (USD) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point



1. McCall Jones (UCLA) vs. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) 6-4, 4-5, unfinished
2. Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Laura Claus (USD) 6-3, 6-3
3. #36 Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Josymar Escalona (USD) 6-1, 7-5
4. Pamela Montez (UCLA) vs. Juliette Coupez (USD) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0, unfinished
5. Maya Johansson (UCLA) vs. Maja Sujica (USD) 7-5, 2-3, unfinished
6. Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Anna Depenau (USD) 7-5, 6-2

Match Notes
San Diego 1-1; National ranking #67
UCLA 3-0; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,3,2)
UCLA will face Sacramento State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
San Diego will play a consolation match against Pepperdine on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.