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San Diego State Women's Tennis Advances with 4-0 Victory over Utah

Silvia Tornier and the Aztecs advanced to the semifinal round of the Mountain West Conference championship on Thursday with a 4-0 victory over Utah.
Silvia Tornier and the Aztecs advanced to the semifinal round of the Mountain West Conference championship on Thursday with a 4-0 victory over Utah.

April 24, 2003

SAN DIEGO - Second-seeded and 23rd-ranked San Diego State defeated seventh-seeded Utah, 4-0, in the quarterfinal round of the 2003 Mountain West Conference Women's Tennis Championships on Thursday afternoon at the SDSU Courts.

The Aztecs, which won for the 15th time in their last 17 outings, claimed the doubles point with victories at number one and three doubles. The duo of Indra Erichsen and Silvia Tornier, ranked 34th nationally, won 8-4 at number one while Patricia Graf and Katalina Romero won by an identical score at number three.

San Diego State received victories from both of its ranked singles players. At number one, Tornier, ranked 85th nationally, posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Ellen Svensson. Katja Karrento recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory at number four over Rachel Alder to give SDSU a 3-0 lead. Lindsey Hedberg, ranked 95th nationally, clinched the match for the Aztecs with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Sheri Esrock at number two singles.

San Diego State, 20-5 overall, will face New Mexico in the semifinal round on Friday. The Aztecs and Lobos will meet at 2 p.m. PDT at the SDSU Courts. Wyoming, 8-14 overall, will face Colorado State in the backdraw tomorrow at 10 a.m. PDT at the Barnes Tennis Center.

(2) San Diego State 4, (7) Utah 0

SDSU Courts San Diego, Calif. Weather: 72 degrees, sunny Match Started: 2:07 p.m. PDT Length of Match: 2:07

DOUBLES -- (San Diego State won point) No. 1 - No. 34 Indra Erichsen/Silvia Tornier (SDSU) def. Ellen Svensson/Allison Hansen (Utah) - 8-4 No. 2 - Lindsey Hedberg/Katja Karrento (SDSU) vs. Sheri Esrock/Maria Svensson (Utah) - 6-6, DNF No. 3 - Patricia Graf/Katalina Romero (SDSU) def. Hillary Doyle/Cassie Kasteler (Utah) - 8-4 Order of Finish: 3, 1

SINGLES No. 1 - No. 85 Silvia Tornier (SDSU) def. Ellen Svensson (Utah) - 6-0, 6-2 No. 2 - No. 95 Lindsey Hedberg (SDSU) def. Sheri Esrock (Utah) - 6-0, 6-2 No. 3 - Katalina Romero (SDSU) vs. Cassie Kasteler (Utah) - 6-3, 1-2, DNF No. 4 - Katja Karrento (SDSU) def. Rachel Alder (Utah) - 6-1, 6-0 No. 5 - Patricia Graf (SDSU) vs. Allison Hansen (Utah) - 6-4, 1-2, DNF No. 6 - Indra Erichsen (SDSU) vs. Maria Svensson (Utah) - 6-3, 3-0, DNF Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2

Mountain West Conference Women's Tennis Championship

Quarterfinal Round - Thursday (1) UNLV 4, (8) Wyoming 0 (4) Brigham Young 4, (5) Colorado State 2 (2) San Diego State 4, (7) Utah 0 (3) New Mexico 4, (6) Air Force 0

Semifinal Round - Friday (1) UNLV vs. (4) Brigham Young, 10 a.m. PDT (SDSU Courts) (2) San Diego State vs. (3) New Mexico, 2 p.m. PDT (SDSU Courts)

Backdraw Semifinal Round - Friday (8) Wyoming vs. (5) Colorado State, 10 a.m. (Barnes Tennis Center) (7) Utah vs. (6) Air Force, 2 p.m. (Barnes Tennis Center)