Feb. 23, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team bounced back with an exciting 4-3 win over the University of San Francisco on Friday at the Degheri Tennis Center. Coming off a tough loss to Saint Mary's last week, Santa Clara proved their talent with great performances in both the singles and doubles matches in their big West Coast Conference win.
The match had a scintillating conclusion as both No. 4 Erika Barnes and No. 6 Stephanie Galainena won their matches seconds apart to bring SCU back from a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 triumph. At No. 4, Barnes lost the first set, but came back to capture the final two sets in a win over Joana Macedo 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Moments after Barnes won her match, Galainena clinched the match at No. 6 with a three-set victory of her own over Nisha Dixit 6-4, 2-5, 6-4. The Broncos also got a win from Kim Daniel at No. 5, who earned a straight set victory of 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles, Santa Clara gained a lot of momentum to carry into the singles matches with two wins to claim the point. Playing at the No. 1 position, Casey Knutson and Barnes put together another impressive performance to defeat Mylene Martin and Camille Pamart 8-6. Galainena and Lindsay McBride won their second doubles match in a row with an 8-6 win over Kelly and Lauren Hickey.
Up next for the Broncos is the Rivalry Series against San Jose State on Thursday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Degheri Tennis Center.
Santa Clara def. University of San Francisco 4-3
1. SCU Erika Barnes/Casey Knutson def. USF Mylene Martin/Camille Pamart 8-6
2. SCU Stephanie Galainena/Lindsay McBride def. USF Lauren Hickey/Kelly Hickey 8-6
3. USF Joana Macedo/ Valerie Meise def. SCU Kim Daniel/Myra Davoudi def. 8-6
Singles: (Order of finish 1, 2, 5, 3, 4, 6):
1. USF Camille Pamart def. SCU Casey Knutson 6-2, 6-1
2. USF Mylene Martin def. SCU Myra Davoudi 6-4, 6-3
3. USF Sarah Oudomvilay def. SCU Lindsay McBride 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
4. SCU Erika Barnes def. USF Joana Macedo 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. SCU Kim Daniel def. USF Hickey 6-2, 6-0
6. SCU Stephanie Galainena def. USF Nisha Dixit 6-4, 2-5, 6-4