San Diego Muscles Matadors for Third Straight Win
USDTOREROS.COM Sohomore Maja Sujica defeated Whitney Paluch in three sets to finish off the win.
Sohomore Maja Sujica defeated Whitney Paluch in three sets to finish off the win.

March 14, 2010

SAN DIEGO - The University of San Diego women's tennis team completed a perfect showing at the USD Invitational, finishing off the three match sweep Sunday afternoon in a 'battle of the bullfighters'. San Diego wrapped up the series with a 5-2 triumph over Cal State Northridge University, in a match that lasted just under five hours.

"Obviously, we had a really good weekend. Today was a hard fought battle and we really played as a team and won as a team," added Sherri Stephens (26th season), following the Toreros' third consecutive win.

For the first time in a month, the Toreros move beyond .500, improving to an overall mark of 7-6, while the Matadors drop to 5-3 on the season.

The marathon match kicked off with doubles, in which the first two contests went to a final of 9-7, resulting in a win for each team. San Diego would take the point in the deciding third match, as the order of finish was a straight one, two, three. Justine Perl and Laura Claus locked in the initial point for the Toreros at Court #3, with an 8-6 defeat of Nigora Sirojiddinova and Maria Pistalu.

In the individual competition, the Matadors quickly bounced back at Court #4, as Sirojiddinova took out Lise Marbach, 6-0, 6-1. But the dominate play of No. 1 singles player, Juliette Coupez, would set USD straight, as the sophomore from Lesquin, France tied up Brooke Doane in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

San Diego then sailed from there on out, securing the match win with victories at Court #5 and then at Court #6. Alexandra Demidova at No. 5 disposed of Anna Yang while one court over, Marite Raygada hunkered down to power past Maria Pistalu, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3.



The final two matches would result in a split for the Toreros and Matadors. At Court #2, Claus was forced to retire in the third set due to injury. Finishing up the contest for San Diego at Court #3, Maja Sujica battled Whitney Paluch to a three set, two tiebreaker win.

USD will close out its four match homestand with a bit of luck on Wednesday, St. Patrick's Day, against Washington State. The contest is set to get underway at 1:30 p.m.

USD 5, CSN 2
Sunday, March 14, 2010
USD West Tennis Courts - San Diego, Calif.

1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Doane/Yang (CSN) - 9-7
2. Jaworowski/Paluch (CSN) def. Demidova/Raygada (USD) - 9-7
3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. Pistalu/Sirojiddinova (CSN) - 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
USD wins the doubles point.

1. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Brooke Doane (CSN) - 6-1, 6-1
2. Nina Jaworowski (CSN) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 6-1, 4-6, 6-5 ret.
3. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Whitney Paluch (CSN) - 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2)
4. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSN) def. Lise Marbach (USD) - 6-0, 6-1
5. Alexandra Demidova (USD) def. Anna Yang (CSN) - 7-5, 6-4
6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Maria Pistalu (CSN) - 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 5, 6, 2, 3
USD wins match, 5-2.


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