Women's Tennis: 2009 - 2010 Roster

Name Height Year Hometown (Prev School)
Laura Claus     5'8" Freshmen Gutenberg Gymnasium, Wiesbaden
Juliette Coupez 5'8" Sophmore Lycee et College, France
Alexandra Demidova     5'8" Senior Provicitas Gymnasium
Ellie Faulkner 5'7" Junior Campolindo
Lise Marbach 5'8" Freshmen Philadelphia, PA
Justine Perl 5'8" Senior Torrey Pines
Marite Raygada     5'5" Sophmore Eastlake
Maja Sujica 5'7" Sophmore Sports Gymnasium, Zagreb

COACHES:

Sherri Stephens - Head Coach
Patricia Tarabini - Assistant Coach

Laura Claus    

Laura Claus
Height:
 5-8
Class: Freshmen
Hometown:
Wiesbaden, Germany

  • First year freshmen for the Toreros... Projected to compete for playing in the upper half of the singles ladder.

        Personal

  • Born June 6, 1990 in Mainz, Germany to parents Dr. Dieter and Dr. Elisabeth Aust-Claus...
  • Major: Psychology and Business
  • She choose to attend USD because of the reputation of the coaching staff as well as the academics. Enjoys painting, drawing, and visiting art galleries in her free time...

 

Juliette Coupez
Juliette Coupez
Height:
5-8
Class: Sophmore
Hometown:
Lesquin, France
Individual Record:
12-8
  • Had an impressive freshmen season, securing the No. 1 position early on...Was the only Torero to play court 1 for the '09 season. Posted a 12-8 record in singles...Teamed up with Samantha Mouly at Court 1 for doubles play, capturing a 6-6 record. Named the All-WCC Singles First Team..

        Personal

  • Born March 11, 1990 in Lesquin, France to parents Daniel and Nadine Coupez...Daughter of Mike and Joanie Hyndman
  • Major: Engineering

 

Alexandra Demidova    
Alexandra Demidova
Height:
5-8
Class: Senior
Hometown:
Stockholm, Sweden
Individiual Record:
10-11


  • Turned in a 10-11 performance this past season for the Toreros, playing in the lower half the singles ladder. Posted a record of 3-6 at No. 5 and 7-5 at No. 6. During her sophomore campaign, finished with a record of 10-9 in singles dual match play, including a 7-6 record at the #4 position. While competing in doubles play, partnered with three different teammates and finished with an overall record of 6-17

        Personal

  • Born June 14, 1986
  • Major: Business Administration
  • She chose to attend USD because of the school resources and the tennis team's coaching staff

 

 

Ellie Faulkner
Ellie Faulkner
Height:
 5-7
Class: Junior
Hometown:  
Moraga, CA
Individiual Record: 6-7

 


  • Did not compete for the Toreos in '09 due to injury. finished her freshmen season with an overall record of 6-7. Won the deciding singles match at the No. 6 spot to give USD third place overall at the 2008 WCC Championships.

Personal

  • Born July 31, 1989
  • Major: Communications
  • Chose USD for the beautiful campus, strong academics, great location, great weather and strong tennis program. Enjoys watching Audrey Hepburn movies in her free times.

 

Lise Marbach

Lise Marbach
Height: 5-9
Class: Freshmen
Hometown:                
Genlis, France


  • First year freshmen that is projected to see playing time in the mid to upper half of the singles ladder.

        Personal

  • Born July 7, 1992
  • Major: Finance
  • Came to USD because it was the best University. She likes to play piano in her free time.

 

Justine Perl
Justine Perl
Height:
 5-8
Class: Senior
Hometown: 
San Diego, CA
Doubles Record: 8-9

 

  • This past season, competed exclusively in doubles matches for the Toreros, posting a record of 8-9 overall while playing along side teammate Marite Raygada     in the No. 3 slot. During her sophomore campaign, posted her best results in dual match doubles play, finishing with a 6-3 record at the No. 3 spot with teammate Tammy Kevey. Was 7-11 in dual match singles her freshmen year, including a 6-6 mark at No. 6 singles. 

         Personal

  • Born July 28, 1988 in San Diego, CA
  • Nickname "Jay"
  • Major: Communications
  • Chose USD because of the small school atmosphere and the beautiful campus. Hobbies inclu

     

    de singing and dancing. 
  • Older sister Lauren played tennis at USD (2003-2006) 
Marite Raygada    
Marite Raygada
Height:
 5-5
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: 
Lima, Peru
Individiual Record: 17-2

 

  • Had an outstanding freshmen season for the Toreros, posting a 17-2 record. Went 8-2 at No. 5 and was undefeated at No. 6 (9-0) Went thirteen straight matches before relinquishing her first win. Also paired with teammate Justine Perl in doubles at the No. 3 slot, going 8-8 on the season. Advanced her singles record to a  perfect 13-0 by being one of two Toreros to capture a win against No. 8 USC!

        Personal

  • Born May 5, 1990 in Lima, Peru to parents Javier and Teresa Raygada
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Chose to attend USD because of the school's prestige, athletic department and beautiful campus. 
  • Speaks four languages; English, Spanish, French and Italian.

 

Maja Suijica    
Maja Suijica

Height:
5-7
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: 
Zagreb, Croatia
Individiual Record: 10-9


  • Had a solid freshmen season, posting a 10-9 record while playing primarily at the No. 3 spot. Also played at No. 2, earning 2 points for the Toreros out of five matches played. Paired up with teammate Tammy Kevey at No. 2 doubles for an impressive 16-5 record. 

         Personal

  • Born August 7, 1989 to parents Mane and Ankica Suijica
  • Major: Political Science
  • Chose USD after receiving many positive recommendations from other college coaches. Enjoys going to the beach, shopping and spending time with her teammates