Women's Tennis Rallies to Top USD, 4-3

Freshman Michaela Casanova and the Aztecs knocked off No. 51 USD on Monday.

April 1, 2013

SAN DIEGO - The No. 56 San Diego State Women's Tennis team rallied with four-straight singles victories after losing the doubles point to defeat cross-town foe No. 51 San Diego, 4-3, on the road on Monday.

The Aztecs (11-4) lost the first two doubles matches before SDSU's No. 2 team of senior Julia Wais and sophomore Kristin Buth defeated Stephanie Hoffpauir and Mikayla Morkel-Brink, 8-5. The Aztecs No. 3 unit of senior Alicia Aguilar and freshman Isabelle Hoorn lost to Cara Brown and Marta Stojanovich, 8-1, to begin the match, while the Aztecs No. 1 duo of junior Laura Antonana Iriarte and freshman Michela Casanova lost to Laura Claus and Anna Depenau, 8-1, to clinch the doubles point for USD.

Aguilar began the comeback for SDSU by earning a singles decision over Hoffpauir, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 2 slot, and Antonana Iriarte followed with a victory against Depanau, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3. Freshman Tami Nguyen defeated Morkel-Brink, 6-3, 6-4, in No. 5 singles to put SDSU one point away from clinching the match, and Casanova finished it off with a win over Cara Brown, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 6 slot.

The Aztecs return to the court on Friday against UNLV, starting at noon PT at Aztec Tennis Center.

No. 56 San Diego State 4, No. 51 San Diego 3

1. Laura Claus/Anna Depenau (USD) def. Antonana Iriarte/Casanova (SDSU) 8-1
2. Wais/Buth (SDSU) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir/Mikayla Morkel-Brink 8-5
3. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Aguilar/Hoorn (SDSU) 8-1
Order of Finish 3,1,2

Singles 1. No. 108 Laura Claus (USD) def. Wais (SDSU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
2. Aguilar (SDSU) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) 6-1, 6-1
3. Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Anna Depenau (USD) 6-1, 6-0
4. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Buth (SDSU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Nguyen (SDSU) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-3, 6-4
6. Casanova (SDSU) def. Cara Brown (USD) 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish 2,3,5,6,4,1

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