Senior Justine Perl won her doubles match in her final home contest as a Torero.
April 10, 2010
SAN DIEGO - The 64-ranked University of San Diego women's tennis team fought hard in its final home match of the 2010 regular dual season against West Coast Conference foe, 52-ranked St. Mary's College, but fell just short Saturday afternoon by a final of 4-3 at the USD West Tennis Courts.
The Toreros fall even with .500 at 10-10, while the Gaels improve to 12-6 overall in dual competition.
San Diego was able to lock down the initial advantage in doubles, but not before St. Mary's managed to secure the first win at Court #2. The Toreros bounced back at Court #1 and soon after at #3 to tally the tandem point.
At No. 1, Juliette Coupez and Maja Sujica powered past Alex Poorta and Claire Soper, 8-4. Justine Perl and Laura Claus at No. 3 battled the Gael pairing of Alita Fisher and Nienke Strijbis to an 8-all tie, but then rallied to capture the break point, 8-6, to wrap up the doubles stanza for the Toreros.
But the Gaels rebounded in the singles competition, taking the first two duels at Court #3 and soon after at #4 in straight sets. Marite Raygada put an end to the run at Court #6 with her tenth straight singles victory. Raygada closed out Molly Aloia, 6-3, 6-2, to improve to an impressive 15-4 in dual match play.
However, the WCC counterpart would capture the next two points at Courts #1 and #5 to sneak past the Toreros with the win.
With one match remaining, Laura Claus added one more USD win to the total to bring the match to its final at 4-3. Claus, in her second victory of the day, downed Catherine Isip at Court #2, 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3.
The Toreros have two matches remaining before entering the WCC Tournament. San Diego will face Loyola Marymount University Thurday, April 15th, and then close out the regular season at cross-town rival, San Diego State University, Monday, April 19th.
#52 St. Mary's 4, #64 USD 3 Saturday, April 10, 2010 USD West Tennis Courts
DOUBLES 1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Poorta/Soper (SM) - 8-4 2. Chikhikvishvili/Isip (SM) def. Demidova/Raygada (USD) - 8-3 3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. Fisher/Strijbis (SM) - 9-8 (8-6) Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3 #64 USD wins doubles point.
SINGLES 1. Alex Poorta (SM) def. Juliette Coupez (USD) - 7-5, 7-6 (4) 2. Laura Claus (USD) def. Catherine Isip (SM) - 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3 3. Anna Chikhikvishvili (SM) def. Maja Sujica (USD) - 6-0, 6-0 4. Claire Soper (SM) def. Lise Marbach (USD) - 6-2, 6-0 5. Alisa Spitzer (SM) def. Alexandra Demidova (USD) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Molly Aloia (SM) - 6-3, 6-2 Order of Finish: 3, 4, 6, 1, 5, 2 #52 St. Mary's wins match, 4-3.
Records: #64 USD 10-10, #52 St. Mary's 12-6
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