Feb. 6, 2010
TUCSON - The #45 University of San Diego women's tennis team were unable to pull out its third straight win Saturday afternoon while competing against the University of Arizona on the Wildcat's home-court of LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, falling by a final of 6-1 to Arizona.
Arizona (5-0) would secure the early advantage by taking the doubles point in two straight matches. On Court #2 Sarah Landsman and Claire Rietsch downed Torero tandem, sophomore Maja Sujica and freshman Laura Claus, 8-1. Clinching the point for the Wildcats, Natasha Marks and Alexandrina Naydenova over on Court #1 went head-to-head with USD pairing of sophomore Juliette Coupez and Alexandra Demidova, coming out on top, 9-8.
San Diego (3-2) would take a win in to singles play, as veteran grouping, freshman Marite Raygada and senior Justine Perl battled hard with the Cat coupling of Ariane Masschelein and Jane Huh, managing to secure the win by a final of 8-6.
In singles action, San Diego would pick up a win on Court #6, as sophomore Marite Raygada would snag her second victory of the day, powering past Deborah Castany, 6-4, 6-3. But the Toreros would fall in the remaining five matches, as Arizona grabbed the match win, 6-1.
San Diego returns home this coming week for two matches at the friendly confines of the USD West Tennis Courts. The Toreros will square off against Hawai'i on Wed. Feb. 10th and then look to take on WCC foe, Pepperdine, on Sun. Feb. 14th.
Match #5: #45 USD 1, Arizona 6 Saturday, February 06, 2010 LaNelle Robson Tennis Center
Doubles: 1. Marks/Naydenova (UA) def. Coupez/Demidova (USD) - 9-8 2. Landsman/Rietsch (UA) def. Claus/Sujica (USD) - 8-1 3. Perl/Raygada (USD) def. Masschelein/Huh (UA) - 8-6 Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3 Arizona wins doubles point.
Singles: 1. Natasha Marks (UA) def. Juliette Coupez (USD) - 6-2, 6-4 2. Ariane Masschelein (UA) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 6-3, 6-0 3. Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Maja Sujica (USD) - 6-3, 6-1 4. Alexandrina Naydenova (UA) def. Lise Marbach (USD) - 6-3, 6-0* 5. Claire Rietsch (UA) def. Alexandra Demidova (USD) - 6-2, 6-1 6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Debora Castany (UA) - 6-4, 6-3 Order of Finish: 2, 5, 4*, 1, 3, 6 Arizona wins match, 6-1.
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