Broncos Fall to Gaels on the Road

April 8, 2006

Moraga, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team dropped a key West Coast Conference match on the road to Saint Mary's this afternoon by a score of 7-0.  Kelly Leathers pushed her opponent to three sets at the No. 1 spot to spark her team, but came up just short with her 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 defeat.

Santa Clara drops its record to 6-9 on the year and returns to action on April 14 against UC Santa Cruz in a make-up match. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at the Degheri Tennis Center.

In doubles action, Kelly Leathers and Myra Davoudi beat Feline Charlot and Kate Harden 8-5 at the No. 2 position, but Saint Mary's won the remaining doubles matches to take the quick 1-0 lead. The Gaels demonstrated their strength in singles by sweeping all six contests. With the exception of the contest on Court 1, Saint Mary's won the rest of the matches in straight sets.

Saint Mary's 7, Santa Clara 0
Doubles (Saint Mary's wins the doubles point)

1. Aude Lambert/Jessica Hoath def. Erika Barnes/Stephanie Galainena (SCU), 8-6
2. Kelly Leathers/Myra Davoudi (SCU) def. Feline Charlot/Kate Harden (SMC), 8-5
3. Stef Ordoveza/Erin Young (SMC) def. Kim Daniel/Stephanie Herrmann (SCU), 8-1

Singles
1. Aude Lambert (SMC) def. Kelly Leathers (SCU), 4-6 6-4 1-0
2. Jessica Hoath (SMC) def. Stephanie Galainena (SCU), 6-0 6-2
3. Kate Harden (SMC) def. Kim Daniel (SCU), 6-2 6-2
4. Erin Young (SMC) def. Erika Barnes (SCU), 6-2, 6-2
5. Stef Ordoveza (SMC) def. Myra Davoudi (SCU), 6-4 6-3
6. Kristin Kummer (SMC) def. Stephanie Herrmann (SCU), 6-2 6-2