Minnesota claimed victories at the top singles and doubles positions, but San Diego prevailed in all of the lower spots to emerge with a 5-2 victory over the Gophers on Sunday in San Diego.
Minnesota entered the match ranked 50th in the country and fell to 9-3 with the loss. San Diego is now 4-9 overall.
Alessandra Ferrazzi was the lone double winner for the Gophers, taking her No. 1 singles match when her opponent Samantha Mouly retired due to injury in the third set. Ferrazzi won the first set 6-1 and lost the second set 6-0. She held a 3-1 lead in the third set when Mouly retired.
Ferrazzi teamed with Tijana Koprivica for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles. Lindsay Risebrough and Alex Seaton combined to win 8-5 at No. 1 doubles and give the Gophers the doubles point.
Koprivica lost a tough match at No. 3 singles 4-6, 6-3 and 14-12 in a third set super tiebreaker. Risebrough had the next-tightest affair with a 6-2, 6-4 loss at No. 2 singles.
The Gophers remain in California to face Cal State-Northridge on Wednesday.
San Diego 5, Minnesota 2
1. Lindsay Risebrough/Alex Seaton (MINN) def. Justin Perl/Milou Teeling 8-5
2. Alessandra Ferrazzi/Tijana Koprivica (MINN) def. Helene Lindstrand/Alexandra Demidova 8-6
3. Tammy Kevey/Samantha Mouly (USD) def. Mikayla Rogers/Jackie Sperling 8-6
1. Ferrazzi (MINN) def. Mouly 6-1, 0-6, 3-1 (ret.)
2. Monica Wiesener (USD) def. Risebrough 6-2, 6-4
3. Lindstrand (USD) def. Koprivica 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (14-12)
4. Demidova (USD) def. Elena Kazakova 6-0, 6-0
5. Teeling (USD) def. Seaton 0-2 (ret.)
6. Kevey (USD) def. Danielle Mousseau 6-4, 6-0