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Women's Tennis Knocks off UCSD, 6-1

Isabelle Hoorn captured both her singles and doubles matches on Sunday against UCSD at home.
Isabelle Hoorn captured both her singles and doubles matches on Sunday against UCSD at home.

April 13, 2014

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team stepped out of Mountain West play Sunday to battle crosstown foe UC San Diego and came away with a 6-1 triumph in a non-conference dual match at Aztec Tennis Center. With the victory, SDSU moves to 10-11 on the season, while the Division II Tritons fall to 8-16 overall.

The 75th-ranked Aztecs established a dominating tone early by sweeping all three matches in doubles competition. First off the court was the No. 3 duo of Laura Antonaña Iriarte and Isabelle Hoorn, who posted an 8-0 shutout of UCSD's Tara Vanooteghem and Laura Wilke, while the tandem of Kristin Buth and Kennedy Davis recorded an identical 8-0 blanking of Nava Nowamooz and Shannon Theisen on the second court shortly thereafter. With the doubles point safely tucked away, the No. 1 pairing of Dora Somoracz and Hailey Johnson outlasted the Triton twosome of Kyra Scott and Paula Chou, 8-6.

SDSU continued its strong performance in singles play, capturing five of the six encounters in straight sets. On the No. 5 court, Hoorn got things rolling for the Scarlet and Black with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Theisen, while Tami Nguyen faced minimal resistance in a 6-0, 6-0 conquest of Nowamooz in the fourth position. Over on court No. 2, Buth provided the match-clinching point after dispatching Chou by a 6-3, 6-0 count, while Johnson was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Liza Brusman in the sixth spot.

The Aztecs soon extended their lead to 5-0 as Iriarte, ranked 44th nationally in the latest ITA singles poll, emerged triumphant with a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Scott on center court. SDSU was foiled in its bid for a shutout, however, as Vanooteghem prevailed in a three-set thriller over Davis, 6-4, 2-6, 15-13, at No. 4.

SDSU resumes its quest for city supremacy on Tuesday, April 15, when it locks horns with the University of San Diego in another non-league tilt at Aztec Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2 p.m. PDT.

SAN DIEGO STATE 6, UC SAN DIEGO 1
April 13, 2014
Aztec Tennis Center
San Diego, Calif.

Doubles
1. Dora Somoracz / Hailey Johnson (SDSU) def. Kyra Scott / Paula Chou, 8-6
2. Kristin Buth / Kennedy Davis (SDSU) def. Nava Nawamooz / Shannon Theisen, 8-0
3. Laura Antonaña Iriarte / Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Tara Vanooteghem / Laura Wilke, 8-0
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
San Diego State wins doubles point

Singles
1. #44 Laura Antonaña Iriarte (SDSU) def. Kyra Scott, 6-2, 6-3
2. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Paula Chou, 6-3, 6-0
3. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) def. Nava Nawamooz, 6-0, 6-0
4. Tara Vanooteghem (UCSD) def. Kennedy Davis, 6-4, 2-6, 15-13
5. Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Shannon Theisen, 6-2, 6-0
6. Hailey Johnson (SDSU) def. Liza Brusman, 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 3, 2*, 6, 1, 4
*=Match-clinching victory