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Women's Tennis Falls to No. 75 Louisville

Sophomore Tami Nguyen and the Aztecs fell to Louisville on Friday.
Sophomore Tami Nguyen and the Aztecs fell to Louisville on Friday.

March 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team dropped its match to No. 75 Louisville, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU came up short in doubles play to begin the match, as the No. 2 team of sophomore Dora Somoracz (Budapest, Hungary) and junior Hailey Johnson (Fallbrook, Calif.) fell to Elle Stokes and Julia Fellerhoff, 8-3, while the Aztecs duo of senior Laura Antonaña Iriarte (San Sebastián, Spain) and junior Kristin Buth (Kaiserslautern, Germany) lost to Manuela Velasquez and Rebecca Shine, 8-4, on the No. 1 court, as Louisville clinched the doubles point.

Meanwhile, San Diego State's No. 3 unit of sophomore Tami Nguyen (Muntinlupa City, Philippines) and freshman Kennedy Davis (San Jose, Calif.) were knocked off by Olivia Boesing and Cassie Pough, 8-4.

In singles action, 37th-ranked Antonaña Iriarte topped Fellerhoff in straight sets in the No. 1 slot, 6-3, 6-3. Antonaña Iriarte, the reigning Mountain West Player of the Week, picked up her third victory in her last four matches.

Buth was topped by Shine, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 2 singles, and Johnson fell to Bodine, 6-1, 6-2, on the No. 6 court. Somoracz was knocked off by Pough, 6-3, 6-4, as the Cardinals clinched the dual-match victory.

Davis dropped her match to Stokes, 6-1, 6-4, in No. 4 singles, but Nguyen earned a three-set victory over Velasquez, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 3 slot.

SDSU (5-9, 0-0 MW) returns to the court on Wednesday, March 19, as it plays host to Harvard beginning at 2 p.m. PT at Aztec Tennis Center.

Louisville 5, San Diego State 2

Doubles:
Velasquez/Shine (UL) def. Antonana/Buth (SDSU) 8-4
Stokes/Fellerhoff (UL) def. Somoracz/Johnson (SDSU) 8-3
Boesing/Pough (UL) def. Nguyen/Davis (SDSU) 8-4

Singles: Antonana (SDSU) def Fellerhoff (UL) 6-3, 6-3
Shine (UL) def. Buth (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2
Nguyen (SDSU) def. Velasquez (UL) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Stokes (UL) def. Davis (SDSU) 6-1, 6-4
Pough (UL) def. Somoracz (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4
Bodine (UL) def. Johnson (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish:
Doubles (2,1,3)
Singles (1,2,6,5,4,3)

SDSU 5-9, 0-0 MW
No. 75 Louisville 9-2, 2-0 AAC