Feb. 16, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash. - The No. 65 University of San Diego women's tennis team (2-4, 0-1 WCC) had a tough weekend in Washington as they fell in a tight contest against Gonzaga (2-3, 1-0 WCC) Sunday afternoon at the Stevens Center.
The match was close from the start where both sides battled for what would be a critical doubles point. Sophomore Shani Blecher and senior Idil Haciraifoglu got the Toreros off to a solid start defeating Zag's Katie Edwards and Alexandra Tallas 8-7(0) at the No. 3 spot. The Zags would soon equalize the score in similar fashion. GU's Kylie Peek and Samantha Polayes took down sophomore duo Marta Stojanovic and Mikayla Morkel-Brink 8-7(4) on court 1. For the deciding point, Zag's Franziska Koehler and Melanie Yates prevailed defeating senior captain Anna Depenau and freshman Colomba Di Filippo 8-6 at the No. 2 spot.
The Bulldogs continued to extend their lead, taking matches at the No. 4 and 5 spots. Depenau got the Toreros on the board taking it to Zag’s Melanie Yates 6-1, 6-4. The remaining three matches would all go to three sets. After dropping the first set, Blecher rebounded taking the victory over Kylie Peek 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Haciraifoglu also had an impressive performance this afternoon defeating GU’s Isabell Klingert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
The deciding point came down to the No. 2 spot. While Zag’s Samantha Polayes captured the first set, Stojanovic took back the momentum in the second. Polayes narrowly grabbed the third in a tiebreak, defeating Stojonavic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(5).
Stay tuned for the Torero’s next match against the Arizona Wildcats, Friday at 12:00 p.m. in Tucson.
#65 San Diego 3, Gonzaga 4
1. Kylie Peek/Samantha Polayes (GU) def. Marta Stojanovic/Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 8-7(4)
2. Franziska Koehler/Melanie Yates (GU) def. Colomba Di Filippo/Anna Depenau (USD) 8-6
3. Shani Blecher/Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) def. Katie Edwards/Alexandra Tallas (GU) 8-7(0)
1. Shani Blecher (USD) def. Kylie Peek (GU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Samantha Polayes (GU) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(5)
3. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Melanie Yates (GU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Katie Edwards (GU) def. Colomba Di Filippo (USD) 6-1, 6-1
5. Franziska Koehler (GU) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-1, 6-2
6. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) def. Isabell Klingert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: Doubles (3, 1, 2); Singles (4, 5, 3, 1, 6, 2)
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