March 23, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash. - The No. 45 University of San Diego women's tennis team (6-6, 1-0) opened up WCC play with a 6-1 road win over Gonzaga (9-5, 0-3) Friday afternoon at the Spokane Racquet Club.
The Toreros, who have now won three matches in a row, took the doubles point after winning at the No. 1 and 3 spots. Laura Claus and Shani Blecher defeated Gonzaga's Katie Edwards and Kylie Peek 8-4 at the No. 1 and Cara Brown and Marta Stojanovic knocked off Alexandra Tallas and Franziska Koehler 8-5 at the No. 3.
The Toreros, who were coming off a huge win over No. 6 Nebraska, shined in singles play once again, winning five of their singles matches. Laura Claus, who is ranked No. 87 by the ITA, won 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1. Stephanie Hoffpauir, Anna Depenau, and Cara Brown all won their singles matches in two sets at the No. 2, 4, and 5 respectively. Shani Blecher also took care of business at the No. 3, outlasting Isabell Klingert 7-6, 7-6.
The Toreros continue their road trip Saturday at Portland (7-7, 1-2) at noon.
#45 San Diego 6, Gonzaga Bulldogs 1
1. Laura Claus (USD) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1
2. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. PEEK, Kylie (GON) 6-3, 7-5
3. Shani Blecher (USD) def. KLINGERT, Isabell (GON) 7-6, 7-6
4. Anna Depenau
(USD) def. POLAYES, Samantha (GON) 7-5, 6-3
5. Cara Brown (USD) def. TALLAS, Alexandra (GON) 6-4, 6-1
6. KOEHLER, Franziska (GON) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 7-5, 3-2
1. Laura Claus/Shani Blecher (USD) def. EDWARDS, Katie/PEEK, Kylie (GON) 8-4
2. POLAYES, Samantha/YATES, Melanie (GON) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir/Anna Depenau (USD) 9-7
3. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. TALLAS, Alexandra/KOEHLER, Franziska (GON) 8-5