Torero Toughness Outlasts New Mexico State, 5-2

Feb. 5, 2010

TUCSON - The #45 USD women netters, coming off an impressive victory over #28 ranked Louisiana State University last weekend in the consolation round of the ITA Kick-Off, improved to 3-1 Friday afternoon, as the Toreros downed New Mexico State, 5-2, while playing on the courts of the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center at the University of Arizona.

The Toreros got off to a quick start and an early lead in doubles competition, as senior Justine Perl and sophomore Marite Raygada ran past Aggies, Ginet Pinero and Natalia Salem, 8-2, to kick start the San Diego attack on Court #3. New Mexico would counter however on Court #2, as Manon Sylvain and Isabela Kulaif snuck ahead of sophomore Maja Sujica and freshman Laura Claus, winning 8-6 over the Torero tandem.

But USD would not be denied and would eventually pull out the point with a victory on Court #1 from sophomore Juliette Coupez and senior Alexandra Demidova. The Torero pairing outlasted Aggie grouping, Sophia Marks and Laura Costa, 9-8 (7-5) to wrap up the initial advantage for San Diego.

The Toreros would take the first four matches played in singles, needing only four for a win. Coupez was the first to complete her match on Court #1, taking on Marks and downing the Aggie in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) for her second match win of the day. Raygada also picked up her second victory in identical fashion as teammate Coupez with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph on Court #6 over Elizabeth Tapia. Clinching the match for the Toreros, Sujica playing on Court #3 powered past Costa, 6-1, 6-2.



Additionally, freshman Lise Marbach picked up a win on Court #5 against Salum in three sets (2-6, 6-0, 6-0). For the day, San Diego would earn five points, surrendering only two singles victories to the Aggies.

The Toreros will pick up the racquet at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 6th, to square off against University of Arizona at 11 a.m. PT on the host site of LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

Match #4: #45 USD 5, NMS 2
Friday, February 05, 2010
LaNelle Robson Tennis Center

1. Demidova/Coupez (USD) def. Marks/Costa (NMS) - 9-8 (7-5)
2. Kulaif/Sylvain (NMS) def. Sujica/Claus (USD) - 8-6
3. Perl/Raygada (USD) def. Pinero/Salem (NMS) - 8-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
USD wins doubles point.

1. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Sophia Marks (NMS) - 6-1, 6-1
2. Manon Sylvain (NMS) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 7-5, 7-5
3. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Aleksa Costa (NMS) - 6-1, 6-2
4. Ginet Pinero (NMS) def. Alexandra Demidova (USD) - 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
5. Lise Marbach (USD) def. Natalia Salum (NMS) - 2-6, 6-0, 6-0
6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Elizabeth Tapia (NMS) - 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 3, 5, 4, 2
USD wins match, 5-2.

Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Video Thumbnail
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
Video Thumbnail
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Video Thumbnail
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Video Thumbnail
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
Video Thumbnail
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
Video Thumbnail
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
Video Thumbnail
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
Video Thumbnail
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
Video Thumbnail
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
Video Thumbnail
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
Video Thumbnail
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
Video Thumbnail
UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Video Thumbnail
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Video Thumbnail
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Video Thumbnail
BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.

Video Thumbnail
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park

Video Thumbnail
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play

Video Thumbnail
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences

Video Thumbnail
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend

Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «