March 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 49 University of San Diego women's tennis team (3-3) fell to the No. 11 USC Trojans (9-2) 5-2 Friday afternoon at the Hogan Tennis Center, snapping the Toreros two match win streak.
The Toreros, who were playing their fifth straight match against a ranked opponent, dropped the doubles point. The Trojans' Danielle Lao and Kaitlyn Christian defeated Stephanie Hoffpauir and Anna Depenau 8-0 at the No. 1 and followed that up with an 8-2 win over Cara Brown and Marta Stojanovic at the No. 3. The No. 2 match went unfinished.
The Trojans took the first two singles matches to giv e them a 3-0 lead. USC's Danielle Lao, was is No. 7 in the nation, beat Stephanie Hoffpauir 6-1, 6-1 and Ellie Yates knocked off Marta Stojanovic 6-2, 6-1.
Senior Cara Brown continued her hot singles streak, winning 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 6. Brown is undefeated in singles play in 2013 and has won six straight matches dating back to the fall season.
The Trojans clinched the victory when No. 84 Gabriella DeSimone defeated Laura Claus 6-2, 6-3. The Toreros earned their second point after Anna Depenau won by retirement over Kaitlyn Christian at the No. 4. The Trojans took the final point after Giuliana Olmos outlasted Shani Blecher 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) at the No. 3.
The Toreros return to action next Friday March 8 when they host another ranked team, the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines. The match will get underway at 1:30 p.m.
#11 USC 5, #49 San Diego 2
1. Kaitlyn Christian/Danielle Lao (USC) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir/Anna Depenau (USD) 8-0
2. Laura Claus/Shani Blecher (USD) vs. #25 Zoe Scandalis/Gabriella DeSimone (USC) 1-6, unfinished
3. Giuliana Olmos/Ellie Yates (USC) def. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) 8-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3)
1. #7 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) 6-1, 6-1
2. #84 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. Laura Claus (USD) 6-2, 6-3
3. Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Shani Blecher (USD) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) 6-4, 1-4, retired
5. Ellie Yates (USC) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-2, 6-1
6. Cara Brown (USD) def. Jackie Owens (USC) 6-4, 6-2
Order of finish: Singles (1,5,6,2,4,3)