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#7 Loyola Marymount Upsets #6 BYU, #4 San Diego and #5 San Francisco Advance to Quarterfinals

April 24, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.-- The 2013 WCC Women's Tennis Championship began with spirited competition as Loyola Marymount mounted a strong comeback in singles play, posting four wins over BYU, to claim the match in the first round of the 2013 West Coast Conference championships at Barnes Tennis Center. The Cougars began the day with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions, but the Lions took control of the match with straight set wins at No. 1, No. 4, and No. 5 and a three-set thriller at No. 2 to advance to tomorrow's quarterfinal round.

The #1 women's match featured No. 4 San Diego and No. 9 Gonzaga. The Toreros took control early, with convincing wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, before closing out the match with straight set wins at Nos. 2, 3, and 4 singles. The match at No. 1 singles proved to be a close one as San Diego's Laura Claus took the first set 6-3, before Gonzaga's Katie Edwards came back in the second set and was leading 5-4 before the match went unfinished.

No. 5 San Francisco met a strong competitor in No. 8 Portland, as the Pilots rallied to tie the score at 2-2 after losing the doubles point and at No. 1 singles. The Dons secured a tight victory at the No. 2 singles position, 7-5, 7-6 (10), before clinching the match at No. 3 singles with a high-energy three-set match between USF's Milica Hadzi-Tanovic and Portland's Sabine Fuchs. Portland counted wins at No. 2 and No. 6 singles, and was leading in the third set at No. 5 singles when the match was clinched.

Women's action resumes Thursday morning with quarterfinal action at 9:30 a.m. PDT. No. 7 LMU will face No. 3 Santa Clara, and No. 4 San Diego squares off with No. 5 San Francisco. WCCsports.com will have live scoring updates throughout the day, and a live video recap show at the conclusion of each day's women's action.

Match #1

No. 4 San Diego def. No. 9 Gonzaga 4-0

Doubles

1. Laura Claus/Shani Blecher (USD) def. Katie Edwards/Kylie Peek (GON), 8-4

2. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) led Samantha Polayes/Melanie Yates (GON), 5-4 (DNF)

3. Anna Depenau/Nicole Ramser (USD)def. Alexandra Tallas/Franziska Koehler (GON), 8-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles

1. Laura Claus (USD) led Katie Edwards (GON), 6-3, 4-5 (DNF)

2. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Kylie Peek (GON), 6-2, 6-1

3. Shani Blecher (USD) def. Samantha Polayes (GON), 6-1, 6-0

4. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Isabell Klingert (GON), 6-2, 6-2

5. Anna Depenau (USD) led Alexandra Tallas (GON), 6-3, 2-1 (DNF)

6. Cara Brown (USD) led Franziska Koehler (GON) 6-2, 0-1 (DNF)

Order of Finish: 2, 4, 3, 5, 6, 1

Match #2

No. 5 San Francisco def. No. 8 Portland 4-2

Doubles

1. Andrea Ka/Sofia Holmberg (USF) def. Sabine Fuchs/Valeska Hoath (POR), 8-3

2. Yurie Hashiguchi/Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF) def. Anastasia Polyakova/Emily Gould (POR), 8-6

3. Marina Nikolic/Brooke Irish (USF) led Tori Troesch/Maja Mladenovich (POR), 5-2 (DNF)

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles

1. Andrea Ka (USF) def. Maja Mladenovic (POR), 7-5, 6-0

2. Anastasia Polyakova (POR) def. Sofia Holmberg (USF), 7-5, 6-0

3. Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF) def. Sabine Fuchs (POR), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

4. Marina Nikolic (USF) def. Valeska Hoath (POR), 7-5, 7-6 (10)

5. Tori Troesch (POR) led Brooke Irish (USF), 3-6, 6-4, 5-3 (DNF)

6. Saroop Dhatt (POR) def. Yurie Hashiguchi (USF), 6-2, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2, 4, 3, 5

Match #3

No. 7 Loyola Marymount def. No. 6 BYU 4-2

Doubles

1. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon/Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto (LMU), 8-7 (DNF)

2. Morgan Anderson/Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Reka Rohonyi/Miya Jin (LMU), 8-4

3. Aubrey Paul/Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Tory Parravi/Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU), 8-5

Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles

1. April Bisharat (LMU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU), 7-6 (5), 6-4

2. Tory Parravi (LMU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

3. Nicolette Tran (BYU) led Claudia Razzeto (LMU), 6-4, 4-6, 5-3 (DNF)

4. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU), 6-4, 6-3

5. Miya Jin (LMU) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU), 6-4, 6-4

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU), 6-3, 6-2

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1, 4, 2, 3