Women's Tennis Looks to Extend WCC Road Win Streak
The Lions travel to the Pacific Northwest to face Gonzaga and Portland looking for another WCC road sweep.
April 11, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The LMU women's tennis team travels this weekend to the Pacific Northwest looking to duplicate its previous WCC road trip. The Lions got a Bay Area sweep against USF and Santa Clara in late March and look to return to their winning ways this weekend.
The LMU women’s tennis team will first travel to Spokane to face Gonzaga Bulldogs on April 13 at 11:00 a.m. The Lions will then play Portland Pilots in Oregon on April 14 at 12:00 p.m.
The Lions struggled against No. 71 San Diego on Saturday, losing 6-1. LMU did not win a set in the match with the ranked Torreros, winning its only point due to retirement.
San Diego had the match under control from its outset. The first doubles match to wrap up was on court two where Elisaveta Pironkova and Reka Rohonyi fell to Maja Sujica and Anna Depenau, 8-4. Ashley Anderson and Tory Parravi continued their strong recent play with an 8-6 win over Juliette Coupez and Laura Claus in #1 doubles. The point came down to court three where Stephanie Hoffpauir and Cara Brown defeated Claudia Razzeto and Logan Finnell in a back-and-forth match, 8-5, to win the round for the Torreros.
Singles started with Maja Sujica’s 6-0, 6-0 win over Reka Rohonyi on court four. Laura Claus beat Elisaveta Pironkova 6-3, 6-0. Tory Parravi held an early lead in the second set of her match with Juliette Coupez but was unable to make a comeback falling to Coupez 6-1, 6-4, in #1 singles. Ana Lucia Fuentes fell to Marite Raygada 6-0, 6-3. Maja Sujica defeated Ashley Anderson 6-1, 6-0. In the final contest, Claudia Razzeto won her match with Stephanie Hoffpauir by retirement. Hoffpauir won the first set 7-6.
The Gonzaga University women’s tennis team took the doubles point and won five singles matches to beat Weber State University 6-1 in a nonconference match Sunday April 8 at the Spokane Racquet Club. The Bulldogs are now 9-6 overall ad 1-3 in WCC.
Gonzaga women’s tennis team will also host Pepperdine University this weekend on Saturday at 11 a.m. and wll close out their home schedule with the University of Nevada Sunday at 9 a.m.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND
Junior Valeska Hoath and sophomore Gabrielle Gorence picked up wins in singles play for the Portland Pilots women’s tennis team, but the BYU Cougars slipped away with the 5-2 West Coast Conference win Saturday April 7 at the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center. Portland is now 4-12 overall and 0-3 in WCC.
Portland will play its final three home matches of the season this weekend beginning Friday with Weber State, Pepperdine University, and Loyola Marymount coming in to town.
This week’s spotlight is on Tory Parravi, a freshman communications major from San Diego, California. Freshman Tory Parravi continued her impressive campaign by getting her third consecutive victory in singles in last week’s match against Saint Mary’s. The win, Parravi’s first in #1 singles, was her seventh in her prior nine matches. Tory Parravi can always depend on her dedicated mother, Susan Parravi, to be cheering for her and the LMU Lions at each match.
HEAD COACH Jamie Sanchez
Jamie Sanchez is a member of the LMU Hall of Fame. In his career, Sanchez was a four-year letterwinner in men’s tennis and a member of the LMU Hall of Fame 1969 National Champion football team. Sanchez started the LMU women’s tennis program and has served as the head coach since inception. He is a three-time WCC Coach of the Year.
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
The West Coast Conference announced today that the University of the Pacific has formally accepted an invitation to join the WCC on July 1, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year.
Pacific was one of five founding members of the WCC (then the California Basketball Association) in 1952-53 and remained in the Conference until 1971.