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Aztec Women's Tennis Defeats Loyola Marymount, 5-2

Junior Esther Cadua was the first winner for the Aztecs in singles action and also teamed with Julia Trunk to record a victory in doubles action.
Junior Esther Cadua was the first winner for the Aztecs in singles action and also teamed with Julia Trunk to record a victory in doubles action.

Feb. 6, 2008

SAN DIEGO - The 50th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team held off No. 69 Loyola Marymount for a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center. After sweeping through doubles play, SDSU won four-of-six singles matches to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Esther Cadua and Julia Trunk continued their hot streak as they recorded an 8-4 triumph over Audrey Bulkley and Bliss Nixon at the No. 3 spot. The Aztec duo won their fourth-straight match together and improved to 8-2 overall.

Eliska Krausova and Holly Bagshaw clinched the doubles point on court 2 with an 8-5 victory over Tina Razloznik and Jasmin Heckel, before Kathryn Kitts and Sisse Nielsen completed the sweep by downing Pavla Mesterova and Tamara Tanner, 8-5, at the No. 1 position.

In singles action, Cadua was the first off the court, pinning a 6-3, 6-2 defeat on Heckel. Nielsen was the next to finish her match, as she defeated Shauna Morgan, 6-1, 6-3. Krausova, meanwhile, was not as fortunate, as she fell to Razloznik in straight sets at the No. 3 spot, but Bagshaw was able to clinch the match for the Aztecs by downing Tanner, 6-3, 6-4. Milana Yusupov rounded out the winners for SDSU as she hung on for a 6-1, 7-6(3) victory over Bulkley.

With the win, San Diego State avenges its 4-3 loss to the Lions last year and improves to 15-2 all-time against LMU.

The Aztecs will return to the courts on Saturday, Feb. 9, when they head north for a 1 p.m. match against No. 37 Long Beach State at El Dorado Park.

No. 50 San Diego State 5, No. 69 Loyola Marymount 2
Feb. 6, 2008
Aztec Tennis Center - San Diego, Calif.

Doubles
1. Kathryn Kitts/Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) def. Pavla Mesterova/Tamara Tanner (LMU), 8-5.
2. Eliska Krausova/Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) def. Tina Razloznik/Jasmin Heckel (LMU), 8-5.
3. Julia Trunk/Esther Cadua (SDSU) def. Audrey Bulkley/Bliss Nixon (LMU), 8-4.

Singles
1. Pavla Mesterova (LMU) def. #61 Julia Trunk (SDSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
2. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) def. Tamara Tanner (LMU), 6-3, 6-4.
3. Tina Razloznik (LMU) def. Eliska Krausova (SDSU), 6-3, 6-2.
4. Esther Cadua (SDSU) def. Jasmin Heckel (LMU), 6-3, 6-2.
5. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) def. Audrey Bulkley (LMU), 6-1, 7-6(3).
6. Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) def. Shauna Morgan (LMU), 6-1, 6-3.

Order of finish
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 4, 6, 3, 2*, 5, 1
*match-securing victory