Toreros Open Up WCC with 6-1 win over Gonzaga
USDTOREROS.COM Stephanie Hoffpauir was one of five Toreros to win their singles match
Stephanie Hoffpauir was one of five Toreros to win their singles match

March 23, 2013

Complete Results

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

Singles competition

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

Doubles Competition

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


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