Jan. 19, 2014
PALM DESERT, CALIF.
The University of San Diego women's tennis team concluded action at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Desert, Calif. over the weekend.
The Toreros proved to be a force to be wreckoned with, dominating doubles play in the first round of the NCTC. First time doubles duo Anna Depenau and Janine Koleta beat Texas A&M's Mason Strickland and Saska Gavrilovska 6-4. Freshmen Shani Blecher and Columba DiFilippo found the same success defeating Texas A&M's Paula Deheza and Jana McCord 6-1. The USD women's tennis team continued to follow suit while Mikayla Morkel-Brink and Marta Stojanovic won against UCLA's Kaitlin Ray and Kelly Shaffer 7-5.
In singles play, the Toreros faced tough competition throughout the weekend only racking up wins by seniors Anna Depenau and Idil Haciraifoglu. In the first round Depenau achieved a big win against UCLA's Courtney Dolehide 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 (6), while Haciraifoglu defeated Texas A&M's Paula Deheza 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(7).
The USD women's tennis team returns to action at UCLA's ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 24th in Los Angeles, Calif.
2014 National Collegiate Tennis Classic, Palm Desert, Calif.
DOUBLES ROUND ONE (Jan. 17)
Depenau/Koleta (USD) def. Strickland/Gavrilovska (TEXAS A&M) 6-4
Blecher/DiFilippo (USD) def. Dehez/McCord (TEXAS A&M) 6-1
Morkel-Brink/Stojanovic (USD) def. Ray/Shaffer (UCLA) 7-5
DOUBLES ROUND TWO (Jan. 18)
Ahn/Zhao (STAN) def. Depenau/Koleta (USD) 6-0
Christian/Desmimone (USC) def. Blecher/DiFilippo (USD) 6-0
Asch/Fernandez (WF) def. Morkel-Brink/Stojanovic (USD) 6-2
SINGLES ROUND ONE (Jan. 17)
Stefani Hristov (Texas A&M) def. Columba DiFilippo (USD) 6-1, 6-0
Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) def. Paula Deheza (TEXAS A&M) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(7)
Anna Depenau (USD) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 6-0, 5-7, 1-0(6)
Mason Strickland (TEXAS A&M) def. Janine Koleta (USD) 6-2, 6-0
Saska Gavrilovska (TEXAS A&M) def. Shani Belcher (USD) 6-4, 6-2
Carole Zhao (STAN) def. Maria Stojanovic (USD) 6-0, 6-2
Rutuja Bhosale (TEXAS A&M) def. Mikaya Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-0, 6-2
SINGLES ROUND TWO (Jan. 18)
Ellie Yates (USC) def. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) 6-0, 6-0
Christina Stancu (TEXAS A&M) def. Ana Depenau (USD) 6-3, 6-4