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Steinberg and Mavroleon Get Big Upsets, Women?s Tennis Falters
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/07/2007
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TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 42 Arizona fell behind early against No. 7 Southern California today and ended up with a 5-2 unfavorable decision at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Wildcats (8-11, 2-3) were able to pick up two huge upset wins once the match was decided. The Women of Troy (15-2, 3-1) took the doubles point and the first four singles point to win the match early.

Sophomore Danielle Steinberg and junior Juliette Mavroleon both had big days. The two paired up in the No. 1 spot to take down Julie Smekodub and Lindsey Nelson, 8-7(2). Individually, each player came away from the match with a decisive win over a top 25 player. Steinberg was able to dispatch of 10th-ranked Nelson in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(4), while Mavroleon also got her upset in straight sets, defeating No. 12 Sarah Fansler 7-5, 6-3.

Tomorrow, the Wildcats will look to build on the momentum from the end of this match when they take on No. 10 UCLA at noon.

No. 7 Southern California 5, No. 42 Arizona 2

Doubles

  1. Steinberg/Mavroleon (UA) def Smekodub/Nelson (USC) – 8-7(2)
  2. (53) DeVera/Fink (USC) def Rochefort/Todorova (UA) – 8-2
  3. (43) Matias/Fansler (USC) def Toporowska/Orletsky (UA) – 8-3

Singles

  1. (91) Danielle Steinberg (UA) def (10) Lindsey Nelson (USC) – 6-4, 7-6(4)
  2. Juliette Mavroleon (UA) def (12) Sarah Fansler (USC) – 7-5, 6-3
  3. Amanda Fink (USC) def Natalia Toporowska (UA) – 6-1, 7-5
  4. Anca Anastasiu (USC) def Camelia Todorova (UA) – 6-3, 6-1
  5. Julie Smekodub (USC) def Katie Orletsky (UA) – 6-2, 1-6, 10-3
  6. (97) Dianne Matias (USC) def Tina Razloznik (UA) – 6-3, 1-0 (def.)

Order of Finish:

Doubles – 3, 2, 1

Singles – 6, 4, 3, 5, 2, 1

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