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No. 4 Santa Clara, No. 5 San Diego, No. 6 San Francisco and No. 3 Saint Mary's Advance at WCC Women's Tennis Championships

April 23, 2014

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - All four higher seeds advanced on the opening day of the 2014 West Coast Conference Women's Tennis Championships Wednesday at the Barnes Tennis Center. No. 4 Santa Clara, No. 5 San Diego, No. 6 San Francisco and No. 3 Saint Mary's move on to the quarterfinals on Thursday.

San Diego will take on Santa Clara and San Francisco will face Bay Area rival Saint Mary's for the right to go to the semifinals. Both matches start at 12:30 p.m.

NO. 4 SANTA CLARA 4, NO. 9 PORTLAND 0
Santa Clara got off to a quick start and rolled to a win in the doubles point. The Broncos nabbed the necessary three individual matches to claim the day's victory. First off the courts was sophomore Chelby Cooke playing at the No. 3 spot. Cooke battled through the first set to come up 7-5 and then took the second set 6-2 over Jelena Lazarevic. Freshman Daniella Silva defeated Saroop Dhatt 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 5 spot for the Broncos. Senior Katie Le's victory on court one moved the Broncos into the next round. The No. 29 player defeated Maja Mladenovic of Portland in two quick sets, 6-3, 6-0.

Santa Clara 4, Portland 0
Doubles
1. Katie Le/Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Sophie van den Aarssen/Jelena Lazarevic (POR) 8-4
2. 
Maja Mladenovic/Tori Troesch  (POR) vs. Delphine Rouvillois/Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 6-5 DNF
3. Daniella Silva/Nicolette Wolny (SCU) def. Emily Gould/Saroop Dhatt (POR) 8-2
Order of Finish: 3,1 

Singles
1. #29 Katie Le (SCU) def. Maja Mladenovic (POR) 6-3, 6-0
2. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) vs. Sophie van den Aarssen (POR) 6-4, 5-3 DNF
3. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Jelena Lazarevic (POR) 7-5, 6-2
4. Tori Troesch (POR) vs. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 6-3, 3-6 DNF
5. Daniella Silva (SCU) def. Saroop Dhatt (POR) 6-3, 6-1
6. Emily Gould (POR) vs. Nicolette Wolny (SCU) 4-6, 6-2 DNF
Order of Finish: 3,5,1

NO. 5 SAN DIEGO 4, NO. 8 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 1
After coming from behind to secure the doubles point, San Diego took care of business in singles to defeat the Lions 4-1. Freshman Colomba DiFilippo got the Toreros on the board in singles, topping Lauri Mueller 6-3, 6-0 for her sixth straight win. Although the Lions picked up a win at the No. 6 spot, sophomore Shani Blecher answered knocking off Kristine Kouyoumjian 6-2, 6-1. Sophomore Marta Stojanovic made a comeback of her own to secure the remaining point in straight sets. After facing a 5-2 deficit in the second set, Stojanovic came back and defeated Lions' Jessica Perez 6-3, 7-5.

San Diego 4, Loyola Marymount 1
Doubles

1. Shani Blecher/Marta Stojanovic (USD) vs. Miya Jin/Jessica Perez (LMU) 7-4 DNF
2. Anna Depenau/Colomba DiFilippo (USD) def. Ellie Grossman/Lauri Mueller (LMU) 8-6
3. Idil Haciraifoglu/Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian/Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 8-5

Singles
1. Shani Blecher (USD) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Jessica Perez (LMU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Anna Depenau (USD) vs. Miya Jin (LMU) 6-3, 3-6 DNF
4. Colomba DiFilippo (USD) def. Lauri Mueller (LMU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) vs. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) 6-4, 4-3 DNF
6. Ellie Grossman (LMU) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2); Singles (4, 6, 1, 2) 

NO. 6 SAN FRANCISCO 4, NO. 7 GONZAGA
San Francisco earned a 4-0 victory over the No. 7 Bulldogs to extend its winning streak to five. With its seventh shutout of the season, USF improves its record to 16-7 and advances to the conference quarterfinals. After a battle for the doubles point, Marina Nikolic opened the action with a straight-set win over Tallas, and Andrea Ka followed with a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Peek from the No. 1 position. Genevieve McCloskey, a freshman from Perth, Australia, stepped into the No. 6 position and clinched the match. McCloskey's 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over Isabell Klingert gave USF its fourth point to seal the victory. It was just McCloskey's eighth time on the court for the Dons in singles play.

San Francisco 4, Gonzaga 0
Doubles 
No. 1 - Ka/Nikolic (USF) def. Peek/Polayes (GU); 8-3
No. 2 - Holmberg/Taune (USF) def. Koehler/Yakes (GU); 8-7(2)
No. 3 - Edwards/Tallas (GU) def. Hadzi-Tanovic/Irish (USF); 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
No. 1 - #104 Andrea Ka (USF) def. Kylie Peek (GU); 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 - Thyra Taune (USF) vs. Katie Edwards (GU); DNF
No. 3 - Sofia Holmberg (USF) vs. Samantha Polayes (GU); DNF
No. 4 - Marina Nikolic (USF) def. Alexandra Tallas (GU); 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF) vs. Franziska Koehler (GU); DNF
No. 6 - Genevieve McCloskey (USF) def. Isabell Klingert (GU); 7-6(7), 6-2
Order of finish: 4, 1, 6

NO. 3 SAINT MARY'S 4, NO. 10 PACIFIC 0
Saint Mary's turned in strong performances from top to bottom to advance past Pacific in the opener. The Gaels rolled to the doubles point and Parminder Kaur pushed the score to 2-0 in favor of the Saint Mary's with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Regina Suarez at No. 6. Next came Danielle Flores, who cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ruiz at No. 2. Flores' win put the Gaels on the edge of finishing off a dominant day but it was Pawid who clinched the victory. SMC's No. 3 player had no trouble in beating Gergana Boncheva 6-0, 6-1, giving Saint Mary's the clincher.

Doubles
1. Jenny Jullien/Parminder Kaur (SMC) vs. Regina Suarez/Hana Ritterova(PAC) 7-4, unfinished
2. Danielle Flores/Jade Frampton (SMC) def. Iveta Masarova/Cristina Ruiz (PAC) 8-3
3. Jamie Pawid/Catherine Leduc (SMC) def. Francis Dean/Christiana Ferrari (PAC) 8-0
Order of finish: 2, 3

Singles
1. #9 Jenny Jullien (SMC) vs. Hana Ritterova (PAC) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
2. Danielle Flores (SMC) def. Cristina Ruiz (PAC) 6-3, 6-1
3. #100 Jamie Pawid (SMC) def. Gergana Boncheva (PAC) 6-0, 6-1
4. #114 Catherine Leduc (SMC) vs. Francis Dean (PAC) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
5. Jade Frampton (SMC) vs. Christiana Ferrari (PAC) 7-5, 4-3, unfinished
6. Parminder Kaur (SMC) def. Regina Suarez (PAC) 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 2, 3