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SDSU tops the Anteaters 4-3


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January 29, 2017 (Irvine, Ca.) - San Diego State women’s tennis travelled north to Irvine, Calif., today to face off against UC Irvine where they edged out the Anteaters, 4-3.

UCI started the day with a win in doubles, as the Anteaters’ number one duo of Constance Branstine and Stephanie Nguyen took down Jana Buth and Taylor Lederman, 6-2. SDSU quickly responded, with Kennedy Davis and Paola Diaz topping Cassidy Branstine and Jacqueline Tsodikova, 6-2, but UCI ultimately claimed the doubles point when Vivien Dvali and Stephanie Hazell defeated Berta Acero and Olivia Larsson, 6-1.

The Aztecs rebounded in singles play, as Diaz dominated Cassidy Branstine in the No. 3 slot, 6-0, 6-1, giving SDSU its first point of the day. Marina Colvee followed in similar fashion, downing Ashlynn Hall, 6-0, 6-1, in the sixth position. Davis held down the No. 2 position, notching a win against Irvine’s Dvali, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, solidifying SDSU’s third point. The Anteaters were still alive and fought back with a win in the No. 5 match as Hazell topped Acero, 7-5, 6-2. Nguyen then claimed a win against Larsson, 2-6, 7-6, 6-0, tying up the dual at 3-3. Despite Irvine’s bold effort, Buth held on to take the final victory against Constance Branstine, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, giving the Aztecs the win.

Now at 2-1, San Diego State prepares to face No. 18 University of Southern California on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Marks Tennis Stadium in Los Angeles.

San Diego State 4, UC Irvine 3

Anteater Tennis Stadium

Irvine, Calif.

Jan. 29, 2017

Doubles competition

1. Constance Branstine/Stephanie Nguyen (UCI) def. Jana Buth/Taylor Lederman (SDSU) 6-2

2. Kennedy Davis/Paola Diaz (SDSU) def. Cassidy Branstine/Jacqueline Tsodikova (UCI) 6-2

3. Vivien Dvali/Stephanie Hazell (UCI) def. Berta Acero/Olivia Larsson (SDSU) 6-1

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

UCI wins doubles point

Singles competition

1. Jana Buth (SDSU) def. Constance Branstine (UCI) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

2. Kennedy Davis (SDSU) def. Vivien Dvali (UCI) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

3. Paola Diaz (SDSU) def. Cassidy Branstine (UCI) 6-0, 6-1

4. Stephanie Nguyen (UCI) def. Olivia Larsson (SDSU) 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0

5. Stephanie Hazell (UCI) def. Berta Acero (SDSU) 7-5, 6-2

6. Marina Colvee (SDSU) def. Ashlynn Hall (UCI) 6-0, 6-1

Order of finish: 3, 6, 2, 5, 4, 1*

*Match clinching victory

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