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In A West Region Showdown, No. 13 UCSD Overpowers No. 22 Academy of Art


LA JOLLA, Calif - In a match-up of West Region squads, the No. 13 University of California San Diego women's tennis team snagged a decisive, 5-1 win over No. 22 Academy of Art Friday afternoon.

The Tritons made it five wins in a row to improve to 14-1. Academy of Art suffered its second loss of the year and fell to 8-2. 

Valeria Corral clinched the overall win for UCSD at the No. 6 spot in singles. She took down Paula Alcantara in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 1, Britta Mosser handled Monika Stanikova, beating her by scores of 6-1, 6-4. The No. 3 slot saw Becky Chou take a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Mariacristina Andrisani.

Ashley Chao, Jasmine Hosseini and Alexandra Weil were left with unfinished matches at the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 spots.

Academy of Art saw its lone win at No. 1 doubles as the fifth-ranked pair of  Alma Thell-Lenntorp and Klara Thell-Lenntorp won over Mosser and Shannon Theisen, 8-4.

Chao and Chou bested Andrisani and Annika Schneider 8-1 at No. 2, while Weil and Madison Hale rounded out the doubles matches with an 8-6 victory over Stanikova and Alcantara.

With their home stint over, the Tritons hit the road and travel to Georgia to face Columbus State on Tuesday, March 28. The match will begin at 2:00 p.m.

#13 UC San Diego 5, #22 Academy of Art 1
March 17, 2017 at La Jolla, CA (Northview Courts)

Singles competition
1. Britta Mosser (UCSD) def. Monika Stanikova (ARTU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Ashley Chao (UCSD) vs. Annika Schneider (ARTU) 6-4, 4-4, unfinished
3. Becky Chou (UCSD) def. M. Andrisani (ARTU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jasmine Hosseini (UCSD) vs. #34 Klara Thell-Lenntorp (ARTU) 2-6, 3-4, unfinished
5. Alexandra Weil (UCSD) vs. #48 Alma Thell-Lenntorp (ARTU) 3-6, 5-2, unfinished
6. Valeria Corral (UCSD) def. Paula Alcantara (ARTU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #5 Alma Thell-Lenntorp/Klara Thell-Lenntorp (ARTU) def. Britta Mosser/Shannon Theisen (UCSD) 8-4
2. Ashley Chao/Becky Chou (UCSD) def. M. Andrisani/Annika Schneider (ARTU) 8-1
3. Madison Hale/Alexandra Weil (UCSD) def. Paula Alcantara/Monika Stanikova (ARTU) 8-6

Match Notes
Academy of Art 8-2; National ranking #22; Regional ranking #4
UC San Diego 14-1; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,1,6)


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