USD Women Top No. 36 UNLV 6-1 in ITA Kickoff Weekend

Maja Sujica

Jan. 28, 2012


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BERKELEY, Calif. - The 32nd-ranked University of San Diego women's tennis team defeated No. 36 UNLV 6-1 on Saturday afternoon in the ITA Kickoff Weekend from the Hellman Tennis Complex at the University of California. The Toreros (1-1) bounced back from Friday's season-opening loss to Washington by capturing doubles victories at No. 1 and No. 3 before going on to win five of the six singles contests on the day.

Doubles play started out with Laura Claus and Juliette Coupez taking down Aleksandra Josifoska and Nives Pavlovic at No. 1 by a score of 8-5. That was followed by the only Torero doubles loss of the day as Idil Haciraifoglu and Stephanie Hoffpauir fell to Lucia Batta and Manon de Lanlay at No. 2, 8-3. USD wound up clinching the doubles point when Anna Depenau and Maja Sujica posted an 8-4 victory over Ella Bourchier and Anett Ferenczi-Bako at No. 3.

Singles got started with Depenau breezing past de Lanlay 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. Marite Raygada then tallied her first dual win of the spring at No. 5 with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ferenczi-Bako. Coupez would clinch the match for USD with her 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 3 over Pavlovic.

With the victory in hand, Sujica added a win at No. 6 over Bourchier with a 7-5, 6-1 win. UNLV (3-2) recorded their lone singles win at No. 1 when 121st-ranked Batta claimed a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over Hoffpauir. Claus followed that by finishing off the match with a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(3) win over No. 87 Josifoska for her first win over a ranked opponent during the 2011-12 season.

This marks the second USD win over UNLV in as many matches following last season's 4-2 USD victory over the Runnin' Rebels in the opening round of the NCAA Championships at UCLA.

USD hits the road for a two-match Arizona trip on Feb. 4th when they play at Arizona for a 9:00 am start, followed by an 11:00 am contest at Arizona State on Feb. 5th.

No. 32 San Diego 6, No. 36 UNLV 1
2012 ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
Saturday, Jan. 28 - 10 a.m. PT
Records: San Diego (1-1), UNLV (3-2)
1. Claus/Coupez (USD) def. Josifoska/Pavlovic (UNLV); 8-5
2. Batta/de Lanlay (UNLV) def. Haciraifoglu/Hoffpauir (USD); 8-3
3. Depenau/Sujica (USD) def. Bourchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV); 8-4
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3* (San Diego wins doubles point)

1. No. 121 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD); 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. Laura Claus (USD) def. No. 87 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV); 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(3)
3. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV); 6-4, 7-5
4. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Manon de Lanlay (UNLV); 6-1, 6-2
5. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV); 6-3, 6-2
6. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Ella Bourchier (UNLV); 7-5, 6-1
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3*, 6, 1, 2