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

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

Doubles
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