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Women's Tennis Falls to No. 75 Louisville

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