Toreros Prep for USF, Celebrate Senior Day

April 6, 2014

UP NEXT: The University of San Diego women's tennis team (7-9, 3-3 WCC) prep for their last home match of the regular season. The Toreros go up against the University of San Francisco Dons (11-6, 1-4 WCC) while honoring seniors Anna Depenau and Idil Haciraifoglu.

 

San Diego (7-9, 3-3 WCC) vs. San Francisco (11-6, 1-4 WCC)

April 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PT, Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center

 

LAST TIME OUT: It was only fitting that Depenau and Haciraifoglu lifted the Toreros over Loyola Marymount in nail-biting fashion last weekend 4-3. After dropping a tight doubles point, the Toreros stayed mentally tough in a match that would last over five hours. In singles, LMU extended their lead after an injury forced Blecher to retire on court one. The Toreros would answer with two convincing wins: Stojanovic knocked off Lions' Jessica Perez 6-3, 6-1, while DiFilippo defeated Lauri Mueller 6-2, 6-2. The Lions would gain back their momentum when Ellie Grossman defeated sophomore Mikayla Morkel-Brink 6-3, 6-3. 



The remaining matches on court featured Haciraifoglu at the No. 5 spot and Depenau at the No. 3 spot. Although losing a tight second set, Haciraifoglu got the victory over Lions' Reka Rohonyi 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. It would then come down to Depenau, who is no stranger to marathon matches. Despite losing the first set in a tiebreak, Depenau stayed confident and came back to win the second set 7-6(2). It was then smooth sailing from that point on as Depenau took the third set and the match 6-2. 

SCOUTING THE DONS: The Dons are coming off of a loss last week falling to St. Mary’s College 7-0. The squad features doubles tandem Andrea Ka and Marina Nikolic who have one seven-straight matches in a row. Led by head coach Hilary Somers, who is in her 13th year, the Dons are 5-1 on their home court. Last season, the Dons ended their run at the quarterfinals of the WCC Championship losing to the Toreros 4-3. The Toreros lead the all-time series against the Dons 15-1.

MEET THE SENIORS: Anna Depenau was born April 21, 1992 in Aachen, Germany to Theo and Beate Depenau. Her father, Theo, is a lawyer and she has two older sisters, and a dog named Nike. She started playing tennis at age three, but opted not to pursue a professional tennis career because she felt that college would better prepare her to be successful in business and her social life. Depenau chose USD because they had the best tennis team, coaches, and campus.


 

 

Idil Haciraifoglu was born January 9, 1991 in Izmir, Turkey to Haluk and Yesim Haciraifoglu and has an older sister named Pelin. Her father is an architect and mother is a physical education teacher for handicapped children. Haciraifoglu started playing tennis at age eight when her parents asked if she would like to try a new sport. She loves to travel and would like to explore different parts of the world when she's done playing tennis. Haciraifoglu also notes that she enjoys horseback riding, extreme sports, and spending time with friends at the beach.

In the video below the pair talk about their time as Toreros and what they are looking forward to after graduation.

 
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