No. 42 Saint Mary's improves to 14-6 overall this season and 7-1 in West Coast Conference play, while the Toreros dropped to 10-9 this season and 6-2 in conference play. The win also clinches the No. 2 seed for the Gaels at the WCC Championships next week.
San Diego stormed out to a quick 1-0 lead after winning on all three doubles courts. The sophomore duo of Jade Frampton and Jenny Jullien played the toughest match on court one, but fell 9-7 to Juliette Coupez and Laura Claus.
The Toreros added to their lead in singles play with a win on court three to go up 2-0. SMC then leveled the match with wins on the top two courts. No. 105 Catherine Isip defeated Stephanie Hoffpauir on court two, 6-3, 6-3, before No. 91 Jullien topped Coupez 7-6, 7-5.
The Gaels took a 3-2 lead when Anna Chkhikvishvili won a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 match over No. 112 Anna Depenau at the No. 4 spot. After USD tied the match on court five, Carla Lindlar clinched the match at the No. 6 spot, defeating Marite Raygada 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.
Saint Mary's will return to San Diego next weekend for the WCC Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center.