March 12, 2010
SAN DIEGO - The University of San Diego women's tennis team wrapped up its second straight win at the USD Invitational, after taking University of San Francisco for a 6-1 victory Friday afternoon at the USD West Tennis Courts.
The Toreros return to the .500 mark with the win, now standing at an overall record of 6-6, while the Dons drop to 7-8.
USD wasted no time getting ahead of its WCC counterpart, sweeping all three doubles matches from USF. Taking the first match at Court #3, Justine Perl and Laura Claus notched an 8-2 win over Alana McMahon and Yurie Hashiguchi. Locking in the point at Court #1, Juliette Coupez and Maja Sujica defeated Jennifer-Lee Heinser and Melinda Akerbrant. And finally, playing at Court #2, Torero tandem of Alexandra Demidova and Marite Raygada finished off the sweep by outlasting Don duo, Cecilia Gratian and Julia Wartenburger, 8-7.
San Diego continued their winning ways in singles action, as the Toreros were victorious in all but one match. Demidova would start things off, downing Alana McMahon at Court #5 in straight sets.
The Dons, however, would counter at Court #1, as reigning WCC Player of the Year, Jennifer-Lee Heinser eclipsed the Toreros' No. 1 singles player, Juliette Coupez, 6-1, 6-1.
But USD pulled together and captured the final four matches, all of which came in consecutive sets. Raygada was the third Torero to tally a result, earning a 6-1, 6-1 triumph of Yurie Hashiguchi at Court #6. Soon to follow at Court #3, Sujica won a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Gratian, while Claus followed suit over at Court #2 with a 6-4, 6-1 knotting up of Julia Wartenburger.
Closing out the match for San Diego, Lise Marbach received her first win of the day by tying up Akerbrant at Court #4 by a final of 6-2, 7-5.
The Toreros will enjoy a day off before returning to the courts on Sunday for their third match in four days. San Diego will take on Cal State Northridge at 10 a.m. at the USD West Tennis Courts.
Result: USD 6, USF 1 Friday, March 12, 2010 USD West Tennis Courts - San Diego, Calif.
DOUBLES 1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Heinser/Akerbrant (USF) - 8-4 2. Demidova/Raygada (USD) def. Gratian/Wartenburger (USF) - 8-7 3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. McMahon/Hashiguchi (USF) - 8-2 Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2 USD wins doubles point.
SINGLES 1. Jennifer-Lee Heinser (USF) def. Juliette Coupez (USD) - 6-1, 6-1 2. Laura Claus (USD) def. Julia Wartenburger (USF) - 6-4, 6-1 3. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Cecilia Gratian (USF) - 6-3, 6-0 4. Lise Marbach (USD) def. Melinda Akerbrant (USF) - 6-2, 7-5 5. Alexandra Demidova (USD) def. Alana McMahon (USF) - 6-1, 6-0 6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Yurie Hashiguchi (USF) - 6-1, 6-1 Order of Finish: 5, 1, 6, 3, 2, 4 USD wins match, 6-1.
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics