Senior Idil Haciraifoglu clinched the win for the Toreros this afternoon
Feb. 7, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 61 University of San Diego women's tennis team competed in another drama-filled fight Friday afternoon at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center. The Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine took the doubles point, barely edging out the Toreros in a tiebreak. Senior captain Anna Depenau and partner Colomba Di Filippo got the Toreros on the board coasting past Hawai'i's Rebecca Faltusz and Cindy Nguyen 8-2. The `Bows answered at the No. 3 spot defeating Idil Haciraifoglu and Janine Koleta 8-5. The deciding point came down to the No. 1 court. The `Bow's Xenia Suworowa and Paulina Petriskova came from behind taking the tiebreak 8-7(7-3).
Freshman Colomba Di Filippo got the Toreros off to a great start in singles after an impressive performance. Di Filippo won her second match in a row, defeating the `Bow's Sarah Gealer 6-2, 6-1. With the Toreros down by one, sophomore Marta Stojanovic also won her second match in a row, beating Hawai'i's Xenia Suworowa 7-5, 6-1. Although Hawai'I took the lead again on court 1, the Toreros continued to be both aggressive and determined. Anna Depenau stayed consistent defeating `Bow's Martina Kostalova 6-4, 6-0, while fellow senior Idil Haciraifoglu clinched in a thrilling victory over `Bow's Rebecca Faltusz 6-4, 6-3.
The Toreros look to continue their success in Washington next Saturday, February 15th, against Washington State.
Freshman Colomba Di Filippo talks about the team's exciting win in the post-match interview below.
#61 San Diego 4, UH 3
1. Xenia Suworowa/Paulina Petriskova (UH) def. Shani Blecher/Marta Stojanovic (USD) 8-7(7-3)
2. Anna Depenau/Colomba Di Filippo (USD) def. Rebecca Faltusz/Cindy Nguyen (UH) 8-2
3. Sarah Gealer/Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Idil Haciraifoglu/Janine Koleta (USD) 8-5
1. Cindy Nguyen (UH) def. Shani Blecher (USD) 6-3, 7-5
2. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Xenia Suworowa (UH) 7-5, 6-1
3. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Martina Kostalova (UH) 6-4, 6-0
4. Colomba Di Filippo (USD) def. Sarah Gealer (UH) 6-2, 6-1
5. Paulina Petriskova (UH) def. Janine Koleta (USD) 6-1, 6-2
6. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) def. Rebecca Faltusz (UH) 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 3, 1); Singles (4, 5, 2, 1, 3, 6)