Sophomore Marite Raygada wrapped up the sweep with straight set victory
March 11, 2010
SAN DIEGO - The University of San Diego women's tennis team snapped its four match losing streak Thursday, sweeping all nine contests against University of Pennsylvania for a 7-0 victory on the home courts of the USD West Tennis Complex.
With the win, the Toreros grab their fifth triumph of the 2010 dual-match season, now standing at an overall mark of 5-6, while Penn drops to 3-6 with the loss.
USD surrendered only one game in doubles at Court #2, otherwise picking up three efficient victories. At Court #1, Juliette Coupez and Maja Sujica quickly disposed of the Quaker pairing of Jules Rodin and Emily Wolf, 8-0. Over at Court #2, the Torero tandem of Alexandra Demidova and Marite Raygada shut down Alexa Ely and Jacqueline Wong, 8-1, while Justine Perl and Laura Claus on Court #3 downed Daniela DePaoli and Emma Whitfield, 8-0.
The Toreros continued to sail along in singles, racking up six points, all in straight sets. Coupez, the consistent No. 1 singles player for USD, captured a 6-3, 6-2 triumph from Ely. Right behind at Court #2, Claus took out Wolf, 6-1, 6-4. At Court #3, Sujica upset Rodin for a quick 6-1, 6-0 victory, while Lise Marbach, in her first match of the day, grabbed a 6-2, 6-4 decision from DePaoli at Court #4.
Wrapping up the sweep at Court #5 and #6, Demidova continued the streak by downing Wong, 6-3, 6-0 and Raygada shut the door on the Quakes, winning 6-1, 6-1 over Whitfield.
The Toreros will be back in action tomorrow at 11 a.m. against West Coast Conference foe, University of San Francisco, for their second match of the USD Invitational. The original match was scheduled for 2 p.m.
USD 7, PENN 0 Thursday, March 11, 2010 USD WEST TENNIS COURTS - San Diego, Calif.
DOUBLES 1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Rodin/Wolf (PENN) - 8-0 2. Demidova/Raygada (USD) def. Ely/Wong (PENN) - 8-1 3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. DePaoli/Whitfield (PENN) - 8-0 USD wins doubles point.
SINGLES 1. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Alexa Ely (PENN) - 6-3, 6-2 2. Laura Claus (USD) def. Emily Wong (PENN) - 6-1, 6-4 3. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Jules Rodin (PENN) - 6-1, 6-0 4. Lise Marbach (USD) def. Daniela DePaoli (PENN) - 6-2, 6-3 5. Alexandra Demidova (USD) def. Jacqueline Wong (PENN) - 6-3, 6-0 6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Emma Whitfield (PENN) - 6-1, 6-1 USD wins match, 7-0.
Records: USD 5-6, PENN 3-6