“This was definitely an all-around improvement on yesterday,” head coach Vicky Maes said. “USC is a very solid team and we hung with them the whole match. Our girls continue to make progress and this is going to pay off in the long run.”
In doubles play, senior Stephanie Balzert and Juliette Mavroleon fell to USC’s Luana Magnani and Lindsey Nelson, 8-4, in the first position. USC earned the doubles point after freshman Danielle Steinberg and sophomore Camelia Todorova were defeated by Carine Vermeulen, and Dianne Matias, 8-6. USC completed the doubles sweep when juniors Kasia Jakowlew and Jessie Rochefort fell to Judy DeVera and Amanda Fink 8-5 in the third position.
During singles play in first position, No. 92 Balzert fell to No. 90 Nelson, 6-0, 7-5. In position two, Steinberg battled hard against No. 23 Matias, but was unable to pull out a win, and fell 7-5, 6-3. In the number three slot, Mavroleon put the only point on the board for the Wildcats when she defeated USC’s No. 48 Magnani, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. On court six, the Wildcats looked to pick up their second point, as Todorova won the first set 6-4, over DeVera. After pushing it to a third set, Todorova, fell 6-2.
1. Magnani/Nelson (USC) def. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) 8-4
2. Vermeulen/Matias def. Steingberg/Todorova (UA) 8-6
3. DeVera/ Fink (USC) def. Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) 8-5
1. Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Stephanie Balzert (UA) 6-0, 7-5
Final Score: 6-1 USC