February 8, 2007

Bronco Women's Tennis Takes On Pacific Saturday And UC Davis On Tuesday

Feb. 8, 2007

Up Next
The Santa Clara Broncos hit the road again this week, going to Stockton on Saturday and Davis on Tuesday. First the team faces the University of the Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1:00 p.m. PT. The Broncos have seen the Tigers in a number of matches already this year in fall invitational tournaments. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Broncos then battle it out against UC Davis, where they will meet the Aggies in another tough dual match. The match begins at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Last Week
The Broncos received a hard hit last week as they took a 6-1 loss against No. 73 UC Santa Barbara. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Broncos traveled down to the Santa Barbara courts for their opening match of the season. Kim Daniel walked away with the team's only point, in a singles match against the Gaucho's player Brittany Kausen. Daniel defeated Kausen 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 6 position.

Notes:

Daniel Tied For Ninth Overall In Singles Wins
Kim Daniel posted the 42nd win of her career last Saturday against Pacific player Brittany Kausen. The put Daniel into a tie with teammate Casey Knutson for ninth overall in singles victories in Santa Clara women's tennis history. With three more wins this season, Daniel will move into the No. 8 spot held by Kelly Leathers, who played from 2003-05.

Georgino Out For Season
Sophomore Samantha Georgino will be out for the rest of the season after recently undergoing major surgery on her elbow. Her recovery time is set for nine months. Georgino struggled with the injury in the fall before having the surgery just prior to the spring season. She last played in the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. in September.

Last Match Against Pacific
The Broncos faced the University of the Pacific in season play last year, being defeated 6-1. The Tigers were ranked No. 68 at the time. Casey Knutson came out with the only single's win in the No. 3 spot against Pacific's Jolanta Twarowska, 6-3, 7-6. Santa Clara also won the No. 3 spot of the doubles matches with the pair of Erika Barnes and Stephanie Herrmann defeating Helen Schneider and Clara Schumacher 8-2.

Last Match Against Davis
Last year at the Degheri Tennis Center on the Santa Clara campus, the Broncos won against UC Davis in a close 4-3 match. The Broncos captured the doubles point with two wins. Mrya Davoudi and Stephanie Galainena took the win for the No. 2 spot against Nancy Mok and Audrey Wingo 8-4, while the No. 3 team of Erika Barnes and Stephanie Herrmann defeated Jessica Harris and Jenna Kappel 8-5. The Broncos also played strong in the singles matches with Casey Knutson defeating Audrey Wingo 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 3 spot, Davoudi winning the No. 5 spot against Kaitlin Callan 6-1, 6-3, and Stephanie Herrmann clinching the win in the No. 6 spot against Emma Shapiro 6-2, 6-2.

Cabell's Take
Head coach Ben Cabell, on upcoming match against Pacific: "We showed last week that we can compete with a ranked team and this week we have to go in believing that we can win. Pacific is a good opponent, but the team needs to go in with the confidence that they will get a win. If we play a little tougher and with a little more discipline in the key moments, I think that we will have a successful trip to Stockton."

Results from Fall Tournament Matches Against Pacific and UC Davis
Bulldog Classic
SCU Myra Davoudi def. PAC Jasmina Bogucanin, 6-1, 6-1
PAC Jolanta Twarowska def. SCU Samantha Georgino, 6-2, 6-7 (0), 3-1 ret.

Cal Invitational
PAC JolantaTwarowska - PAC Svenja Arens d. SCU Erika Barnes - SCU Casey Knutson 9-7
PAC Clara Schumacher d. SCU Lindsay McBride 6-3; 3-6; 1-0 (10-8)

Saint Mary's Invitational
SCU Erika Barnes d. UCD Jenna Kappel 6-1; 6-2
SCU Daniel/Madden d. UCD Athavale/Shapiro 8-5
PAC Sasha Fisher d. SCU Meghan Madden 6-0; 6-1
SCU Davoudi/McBride d. PAC Arenas/Schuhmacher 8-2
SCU Casey Knutson d. PAC Jasmina Bogucanin 4-3 (default)

ITA Northwest Regional Championships
SCU Knutson/Barnes d. UCD Jessica Harris/Yuka Otaka 8-1