Freshman Janine Koleta clinched the match, getting a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory
March 24, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego women’s tennis team (6-8, 2-2 WCC) defeated WCC foe No. 72 Santa Clara Broncos (7-6, 2-2 WCC) in down-to-the-wire fashion Monday afternoon at the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center.
After taking the doubles point, the Toreros stepped up in what would be a stellar singles performance to secure the victory over the Broncos 4-3.
The Toreros came out the gate hungry in doubles, quickly getting leads on courts 2 and 3. Senior captain Anna Depenau and freshman Colomba DiFilippo knocked off Broncos’ Delphine Rouvillois and Nicolette Wolny 8-2. This win marked the fifth victory in a row for the pair. Senior Idil Haciraifoglu and sophomore Mikayla Morkel-Brink finished off the Broncos getting an 8-4 victory over Stephanie Skaras and Elaine Chesoni.
The Broncos stayed motivated in singles – picking up three points at the No. 1, 3, and 4 spots. Despite the deficit, Depenau took back the momentum for the Toreros after defeating Santa Clara’s Delphine Rouvillois 7-5, 6-3. Today’s match was Depenau’s first win at the No. 2 spot for the season and sixth singles win in a row. The Toreros continued to fight, pulling out thrilling three-set wins to clinch the match. Haciraifoglu took down Bronco’s Nicolette Wolny 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0, while freshman Janine Koleta came back and defeated Elaine Chesoni 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The Toreros continue conference play this weekend at Pepperdine (Friday, 1:30 p.m.) and Loyola Marymount (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.).
San Diego 4, Santa Clara 3
1. Shani Blecher/Marta Stojanovic (USD) vs. Katie Le/Chelby Cooke (SCU) 4-4 ret.
2. Anna Depenau/Colomba DiFilippo (USD) def. Delphine Rouvillois/Nicolette Wolny (SCU) 8-2
3. Idil Haciraifoglu/Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) def. Stephanie Skaras/Elaine Chesoni (SCU) 8-4
1. #28 Katie Le (SCU) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-1, 6-0
3. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Colomba DiFilippo (USD) 6-3, 6-3
5. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) def. Nicolette Wolny (SCU) 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0
6. Janine Koleta (USD) def. Elaine Chesoni (SCU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 3); Singles (1, 4, 3, 2, 5, 6)