Slevcove Wins on Opening Day

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team opened its season on the road, falling in contests to No. 48 San Diego, 5-2, and San Diego State, 6-1, on Saturday.

At the Hogan Tennis Center on the campus of USD, the top four in Fullerton's singles lineup could not claim a win, but sophomore Kalika Slevcove (No. 5) and freshman Emilia Borkowski (No. 6) were able to pick up victories. Slevcove won the first set 7-5, before defeating Cara Brown by default in the second set. Borkowski dismissed Mikayla Morkel-Brink, 6-4, 6-1.

Slevcove wasn't done, the native of Newport Beach, Calif., then defeated Dora Somocracz (SDSU), 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 5 spot to score Fullerton's only point in the match the against Aztecs at the Aztec Tennis Center.

The Titans return to action on Tuesday on the campus of Cal State Fullerton to host San Jose State at noon.

Notes: After missing the 2012 season with an injury, sophomore Megan Sandford returned to action in doubles play on Saturday, partnering in the No. 3 spot with Borkowski.

#48 San Diego 5, Cal St. Fullerton 2
Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center

Singles competition
1. Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF) 6-0, 6-0
2. Shany Blecher (USD) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF) 6-1, 6-1
3. Anna Depenau (USD) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) 6-1, 6-4
4. Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Malorie de la Cruz (CSF) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kalika Slevcove (CSF) def. Cara Brown (USD) 7-5, 0-1, 99-0
6. Emilia Borkowski (CSF) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Shany Blecher/Laura Claus (USD) def. Tiffany Mai/Monica Rodriguez (CSF) 8-5
2. Anna Depenau/Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Morgan McIntosh/Kalika Slevcove (CSF) 8-3
3. Cara Brown /Stephanie Hoffpauir (USD) def. Emilia Borkowski /Megan Sandford (CSF) 8-2

Match Notes
Cal St. Fullerton 0-1
San Diego 1-0; National ranking #48
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,2,6,5,3)

San Diego State 6, Cal State Fullerton 1
Aztec Tennis Center

Singles
1. Julia Wais (SDSU) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF) – 6-3, 6-0
2. Laura Antonana-Iriarte (SDSU) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) – 6-3, 6-2
3. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF) – 6-0, 6-1
4. Michela Casanova (SDSU) def. Malorie de la Cruz (CSF) – 6-2, 6-1
5. Kalika Slevcove (CSF) def. Dora Somocracz (SDSU) – 6-3, 7-5
6. Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Emilia Borkowski (CSF) – 6-3, 2-6, 10-7

Doubles
1. Michela Casanova /Julia Wais (SDSU) def. Morgan McIntosh/ Kalika Slevcove (CSF) – 8-1
2. Laura Antonana-Iriarte/Dora Somoracz (SDSU) def. Tiffany Mai/Monica Rodriguez (CSF) – 8-4
3. Kristin Buth/Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Emilia Borkowski/Megan Sandford (CSF) – 8-4

Match Notes
Cal State Fullerton (0-2)
San Diego State (2-0)
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5)