SAN DIEGO, Calif – The USD Women’s Tennis team started competition in two tournaments on Friday. Head Coach Sherri Stephens’ team had players at the second SDSU Fall Classic and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.
In Tempe, Ariz. Drew Spinosa started the Thunderbird Invite with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Minnesota’s Carolina Ryba. In her second match Spinosa was beat 6-2, 6-1 by Neda Koprcina of Texas.
Freshman Sophia Chow fought her way to a 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Texas’ Danielle Wagland. Michigan’s Kate Fahey topped Chow 6-4, 6-3 in the tournaments second round.
Dana Oppinger lost to Ebony Panoho from host-school Arizona State 6-0, 6-2 before heading to the consolation bracket. Oppinger fell to Northern Arizona’s Emelia Box 7-6(6), 6-2.
Shani Blecher also faced an ASU opponent in Gussie O’Sullivan on Friday. O’Sullivan beat the USD senior 6-2, 6-2. Blecher will match up against Maja Vujic tomorrow at 9:30.
Tomorrow’s action will pit Spinosa against Northern Arizona’s Marta Lewandowska while Chow meets Lyann Hoang from Cal.
In San Diego Scarlet Rush earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cal’s Bryn Bacharach. Tomorrow she will face Emma Wilson of Fresno.
Fiona Majende fell to San Diego State’s Dora Somoracz 6-1, 6-1 while teammate Marisa Marsh also fell, 6-2, 6-1, to State’s Olivia Larsson. Tomorrow Majende will play Andrea Duva of UC Irvine and Marsh will face Abby Bacharach from Cal Poly.
In doubles play Rush and Mejende lost 6-4 against Jocelle Rudico and Chloe Forlini of Air Force. Marsh teamed up with Mikayla Morkel-Brink to compete in a hard-fought 7-5 loss against Fresno’s Wilson and Olivia Nobel.
Marsh and Morkel bring will face CSUN’s Scout Shutter and Eliseveta Nosenko in tomorrow’s action.
ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Round of 32
Drew Spinosa (USD) def. Carolina Ryba (Minn) 6-3, 6-2
Sophia Chow (USD) def. Danielle Wagland (Tex) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Ebony Panoho (ASU) def. Dana Oppinger (USD) 6-4, 6-4
Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) def. Shani Blecher (USD) 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16
Neda Koprcina (Tex) def. Drew Spinosa (USD) 6-2, 6-1
Kate Fahey (Mich) def. Sophia Chow (USD) 6-4, 6-3
Emelia Box (NAU) Danna Oppinger (USD) 7-6(6), 6-2
SDSU Fall Classic II
San Diego, Calif.
Scarlet Rush (USD) def. Bryn Bacharach (Cal) 6-4, 6-4
Dora Somoracz (SDSU) def. Fiona Mejende (USD) 6-1, 6-1
Olivia Larsson (SDSU) def. Marisa Marsh (USD) 6-2, 6-1
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