Bulls Open AAC Tournament With 4-0 Sweep of Temple

April 19, 2017

ORLANDO (April 19, 2017) – Junior Jessica Cortes Chaves clinched a 4-0 sweep of Temple for USF in the opening match of the American Athletic Conference tournament.

The Bulls came out strong, with five courts taking first-set wins in singles. Nicole Dzenga and Juliana Cardoso finished in straight-sets to put the Bulls just one court away from victory before Cortes Chaves clinched the match 6-0, 6-3.

Dzenga defeated Mariana Bedon 6-1, 6-0 on four and Cardoso put up a 6-2, 6-1 mark over Galina Chernykh on court three.

Ana Roman Dominguez and Dzenga posted a quick 6-2 win to kick off doubles on three, and Bessonova and Martinez clinched the doubles point, 6-4, on court one.

Up Next:

The Bulls will move on to face Tulane in a 3 p.m. match Thursday at the USTA National Campus in pursuit of the conference championship.



1. Abdurakhimova, Alina (TEM) vs. Roman Dominguez, Ana (USF) unfinished

2. Bessonova, Vera (USF) vs. Stuckey-Willis, Monet (TEM) unfinished

3. Cardoso, Juliana (USF) def. Chernykh, Galina (TEM) 6-2, 6-1

4. Dzenga, Nicole (USF) def. Bedon, Mariana (TEM) 6-1, 6-0

5. Cortes Chaves, Jessica (USF) def. Karina, Dina (TEM) 6-0, 6-3

6. Martinez, Olga (USF) vs. Khon, Yana (TEM) unfinished


1. Bessonova/Martinez (USF) def. Abdurakhimova A/Khon Y (TEM) 6-4

2. Cortes Chaves/ Cardoso vs. Karina D/Nussaume A (TEM) unfinished

3. Roman Dominguez/Dzenga def. Bedon M/Stuckey-Willis M (TEM) 6-2

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