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#4 San Diego and #3 Santa Clara Survive Upset Bids from #5 San Francisco and #7 Loyola Marymount to Advances to Semifinals

April 25, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.-- The 2013 WCC Women's Tennis Championship continued Thursday with exciting competition as No. 7 Loyola Marymount mounted another upset bid, this time against No. 3 Santa Clara, in the Championship quarterfinal round at Barnes Tennis Center. The Broncos began the day with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions, but the Lions came roaring back with wins at Nos. 4 and 2 singles to even the match at 2-2. Not to be outdone, the Broncos' Delphine Rouvillois and Stephanie Skaras secured victories at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles positions to clinch the victory and advance the team to Friday's semifinal matches.

The #4 women's match featured a true test between No. 4 San Diego and No. 5 San Francisco. The Toreros took control early with a convincing, 8-5, win at No. 3 doubles, and a gritty 9-7 win at the No. 2 position to earn the doubles point. With wins lopsided wins at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, the Toreros increased their lead to 3-0, but the Dons came fighting back with wins by Andrea Ka (No. 1), Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (No. 3) and Sofia Holmberg (No. 2) to even the match at 3-3. The deciding point came down to a three-set match at the No. 4 singles position between San Diego's Marta Stojanovic and San Francisco's Marina Nikolic. After splitting the first two sets, 4-6, 7-5, Stojanovic took control of the final set, winning 6-2, and thus clinching the team victory for the Toreros.

Women's action continues Friday morning with semifinal action at 9:30 a.m. PDT. No. 3 Santa Clara will face No. 2 Pepperdine, and No. 4 San Diego squares off with No. 1 Saint Mary's. 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 competition.

Match #4

No. 4 San Diego def. No. 5 San Francisco 4-3


1. Andrea Ka/Sofia Holmberg (USF) led Laura Claus/Shani Blecher (USD), 7-6 (DNF)

2. Cara Brown/Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Yurie Hashiguchi/Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF), 9-7

3. Anna Depenau/Nicole Ramser (USD) def. Marina Nikolic/Brooke Irish (USF), 8-5

Order of Finish: 3, 2


1. Andrea Ka (USF) def. Laura Claus (USD), 6-1, 6-4

2. Sofia Holmberg (USF) def. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

3. Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF) def. Shani Blecher (USD), 6-2, 7-5

4. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Marina Nikolic (USF), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

5. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Brooke Irish (USF), 6-0, 6-1

6. Cara Brown (USD) def. Yurie Hashiguchi (USF) 6-0, 6-2

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

Match #5

No. 3 Santa Clara def. No. 7 Loyola Marymount 4-2


1. Katie Le/Jessica Agra (SCU) led April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto (LMU), 6-2 (DNF)

2. Kelly Lamble/Maggie McGeorge (SCU) def. Reka Rohonyi/Miya Jin (LMU), 8-3

3. Stephanie Skaras/Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) def. Tory Parravi/Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU), 8-2

Order of Finish: 3, 2


1. Katie Le (SCU) def. April Bisharat (LMU), 6-1, 6-4

2. Kelly Lamble (SCU) led Tory Parravi (LMU), 7-6, 5-4 (DNF)

3. Claudia Razzeto (LMU) def. Alexandra Zaniewski (SCU), 6-3, 6-1

4. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) def. Chelby Cooke (SCU), 6-4, 6-1

5. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) def. Miya Jin (LMU), 7-5, 6-2

6. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4)

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