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Toreros competing at ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Nov. 3, 2017

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Tempe, AZ – The USD women’s tennis team is competing in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational this weekend on the campus of Arizona State University. It was a tough first day in singles with all six players dropping their first round matches in the main draw of the very strong 32-player field. Three of the six matches were decided in three sets. Gemma Garcia and Carolin Nonnenmacher teamed up to defeat Cal’s doubles tandem of Jasie Dunk and Audrey Mayer, 6-2.

Carolin Nonnenmacher battled 4th seed Sasa Klanecek of ASU three sets before falling 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Gemma Garcia dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to 3rd seed Maria Smith from Cal. Nicole Anderson won her second set but was eventually beat by Jaclyn Switkes of Illinois, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. Kati Kukaras won her first set before Allison Miller of Notre Dame rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory. Alessia Dario of Fresno State defeated Sophia Chow by identical 6-2 scores. Maria Paula Torres dropped 6-3, 6-3 sets to Chiara Tomasetti of Northern Arizona.

In the singles consolation bracket, Sophia Chow and Maria Paula Torres earned victories. Chow downed Camila Romero of Oklahoma, 7-5, 6-2. Torres defeated Jade Hilton of Illinois, 6-4, 6-4.

The Toreros will continue singles and doubles play on Saturday and Sunday.

Thunderbird Invitational | Whiteman Tennis Center | Nov. 3, 2017

Garcia/Nonnenmacher df. Dunk/Mayer (CAL): 6-2
Hurley/Ballinger (OSU) df. Torres/Chow: 6-3
Smith/Glozman (CAL) df. Kukaras/Anderson: 6-3

Singles Main Draw First Round
Jaclyn Switkes (Illinois) df. Nicole Anderson: 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
(4) Sasa Klanecek (ASU) df. Carolin Nonnenmacher: 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Alessia Dario (FSU) df. Sophia Chow: 6-2, 6-2
Allison Miller (ND) df. Kati Kukaras: 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
(3) Maria Smith (CAL) df. Gemma Garcia: 6-2, 6-2
Chiara Tomasetti (NAU) df. Maria Paula Torres: 6-3, 6-3

Sparky Draw Consolation
Rachel Chong (ND) df. Carolin Nonnenmacher: 6-3, 6-0
Sophia Chow df. Camila Romero (OU): 7-5, 6-2
Malene Stripp (OU) vs. Kati Kukaras: W/O
Andrea Balllinger (OSU) df. Gemma Garcia: 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Maria Paula Torres df. Jade Hilton (Illinois): 6-4, 6-4



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