April 6, 2011 (San Diego)-- The 45th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis squad had its eight-match winning streak halted on Wednesday as it fell to cross-town foe and No. 24 San Diego, 6-1, at Hogan Tennis Center on the campus of USD. With the defeat, the Aztecs fall to 12-7 on the season, while the Toreros improve to 15-4.
The afternoon started off rocky as SDSU lost the doubles point after finding itself on the wrong end of all three matches.
Julia Trunk and Emma Cioffi had their eight-match winning streak stopped at No. 3 by Anna Depenau and Maja Sujica, who emerged with the 8-3 victory. Then No. 74 Alicia Aguilar and Julia Wais were upset at No. 2 by Laura Claus and Josymar Escalona, 9-8(5), to secure the point for USD. No. 51 Roxanne Ellison and Sierra Ellison lost to 63rd-ranked Stephanie Hoffpauir and Juliette Coupez, 9-7, to wrap up doubles competition.
In singles, Aguilar was knotted at 2-2 in her match at No. 3 with Claus, but retired, which gave the Toreros a 2-0 lead. The home side took a 3-0 advantage when 75th-ranked Hoffpauir recorded a 6-0, 6-3 win over Trunk at the top of the order.
Needing just one team point to notch the victory, USD's Coupez stopped Cioffi's five-match winning streak by emerging with the 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 4.
Trailing 5-0, Sierra Ellison got the Aztecs on the scoreboard as she beat Depenau at No. 5, 6-4, 6-4. The win was her fourth in a row.
San Diego State returns to action on Saturday as it faces New Mexico in Albuquerque, at 2 p.m. MT.
No. 24 San Diego 6, No. 45 San Diego State 1 Hogan Tennis Center; San Diego, Calif.
1. No. 63 Hoffpauir/Coupez (USD) def. No. 51 R. Ellison/S. Ellison (SDSU) 9-7
2. Claus/Escalona (USD) def. No. 74 Aguilar/Wais (SDSU) 9-8 (5)
3. Depenau/Sujica (USD) def. Trunk/Cioffi (SDSU) 8-3
San Diego wins doubles point.
1. No. 75 Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Julia Trunk (SDSU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Josymar Escalona (USD) def. Julia Wais (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Laura Claus (USD) def. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) 2-2, ret.
4. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. Emma Cioffi (SDSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Sierra Ellison (SDSU) def. Anna Depenau (USD) 6-4, 6-4
6. Maja Sujica (USD) def. Roxanne Ellison (SDSU) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish
Doubles: 3, 2, 1
Singles: 3, 1, 4*, 6, 5, 2