Jan. 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- A day after being suspended due to rain, No. 47 Washington defeated No. 43 South Florida at the ITA Kickoff, 4-2. The win moved Washington forward to face No. 2 at a time to be determined later Sunday.
The Dawgs won the doubles point on Saturday and entered play Sunday morning needing three singles wins. USF won the first match at No. 3 singles to tie things up, but Andjela Nemcevic put the Dawgs back on top at No. 2 singles. She won convincingly over Loreto Alonso, 6-3, 6-3.
USF tied it up at 2-2 after Katie Vesnina defeated Grace Ysidora at No. 1 singles, but then it was all Washington as they closed out the match. Capucine Gregoire won at No. 5 over Paula Montoya, 6-2, 6-2, to put UW on the verge of the victory.
Closing things out was Riko Shimizu who defeated Alessandra Bonte, 6-3, 6-4. The Win at No. 6 singles clinched the 4-2 win and the final singles match was not finished.
Washington will now have a quick turnaround before facing No. 2 UCLA later today. The Dawgs will be given ample rest and the approximate match time is 2:30 p.m. The Bruins closed out San Diego on Saturday and have not played Sunday.
Washington Women's Tennis
Jan 26, 2013 - Los Angeles, Calif.
Los Angeles Tennis Center
#47 Washington 4, #43 South Florida 2
1. Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu (WASH) def. Loreto Alonso/Katie Vasenina (USF) 8-5.
2. Natali Coronel/Grace Ysidora (WASH) def. Fanny Fracassi/Paula Montoya (USF) 8-3.
3. Danielle Mills/Kayla Rizzolo (USF) vs. Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic (WASH) 6-7, unfinished
Order of finish: 2, 1
1. Katie Vasenina (USF) d. Grace Ysidora (WASH) 6-4, 6-2.
2. Andjela Nemcevic (WASH) d. Loreto Alonso (USF) 6-3, 6-3.
3. Danielle Mills (USF) d. Elianne Douglas-Miron (WASH) vs. 6-3, 6-4.
4. Julija Lukac (WASH) vs. Fanny Fracassi (USF) 6-7, 5-0 (unfinished).
5. Capucine Gregoire (WASH) d. Paula Montoya (USF) 6-2, 6-2.
6. Riko Shimizu (WASH) d. Alessandra Bonte (USF) 6-3, 6-4.
Order of Finsh: 3, 2, 1, 5, 6