March 14, 2014
The University of Louisville women's tennis team took the doubles point and then got help from deep in their singles lineup to beat San Diego State 5-2 late Friday night in San Diego.
"This is another quality win for us," said UofL head coach Mark Beckham. "Anytime you win away from home against a good team, it feels a little better because your margin for error is a lot smaller. We played well in most spots and this should help our confidence going into our match next week with Memphis."
Elle Stokes and Julia Fellerhoff struck first with an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over Dora Somoracz and Hailey Johnson. Manuela Velasquez and Rebecca Shine clinched the point for the Cardinals with an 8-4 win at No. 1 over Laura Antonana and Kristin Buth. Cassie Pough and Olivia Boesing added an insurance win at No. 3 for the Cardinals, beating Tami Nguyen and Kennedy Davis 8-4.
SDSU pushed back, taking the first singles point as Laura Antonana handled Julia Fellerhoff 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1. But Rebecca Shine stopped SDSU's Kristin Buth 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 followed by Rebecca Bodine's 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Hailey Johnson to take a 3. -1 lead. The match was clinched for the Cards when Cassie Pough beat Dora Somoracz 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5. Elle Stokes tallied the fifth and final point for UofL with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 4. San Diego got its other point when Aztec Tami Nguyen outlasted Manuela Velasquez in a three set win.
U of L returns to AAC action March 21 at Memphis.
Louisville 5, San Diego State 2
Velasquez/Shine (UL) def. Antonana/Buth (SDSU) 8-4
Stokes/Fellerhoff (UL) def. Somoracz/Johnson (SDSU) 8-3
Boesing/Pough (UL) def. Nguyen/Davis (SDSU) 8-4
Laura Antonana (SDSU) def. Julia Fellerhoff (UL) 6-3, 6-3
Rebecca Shine (UL) def. Kristin Buth (SDSU) 6-0, 6-2
Tami Nguyen (SDSU) def. Manuela Velasquez (UL) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Elle Stokes (UL) def. Kennedy Davis (SDSU) 6-1, 6-4
Cassie Pough (UL) def. Dora Somoracz (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4
Rebecca Bodine (UL) def. Hailey Johnson (SDSU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish
SDSU 5-9, 0-0 MW
No. 75 Louisville 9-2, 2-0 AAC