March 16, 2007
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Bronco women's tennis team evened its record at 4-4 with a convincing 6-1 win over Montana on Friday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center. The Broncos won the doubles point and four singles matches. With a Montana player out due to illness, the Broncos claimed the six point by default. Santa Clara has now won three out of its past four matches.
The Broncos had an excellent day at doubles with Casey Knutson and Erika Barnes getting things started with an 8-1 win over Danni Paulson and Liz Walker. Stephanie Galainena and Lindsay McBride then stormed to an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles to clinch the point. The Grizzlies only had five healthy players causing them to default the No. 3 singles match.
With the doubles point in hand and default win at No. 6, the Broncos changed up the bottom of their lineup to rest seniors Kim Daniel and Barnes. Meghan Madden played No. 5 singles and cruised to her first dual match win, 6-1, 6-1 over Quincy Carter. Galainena won her match at No. 4 by an identical score, while Myra Davoudi earned a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2. Lindsay McBride played one of her best singles matches of the season and beat Martyna Nowak in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.
The final match of the day was the most hotly contested as Knutson battled Liz Walker at No. 1. Knutson pulled out the first set 7-5, but fell 6-2 in the second to send the match to a supertiebreaker. Walker picked up the Grizzlies only point of the day with a 10-4 win in the tiebreaker.
The Broncos are back in action on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. PT at the Degheri Tennis Center. They take on North Texas, looking to move over the .500 mark for the first time this season.
Santa Clara def. Montana 6-1
1. SCU Erika Barnes/Casey Knutson def. MONT Danni Paulson/Liz Walker 8-1
2. SCU Stephanie Galainena/Lindsay McBride def. MONT Martyna Nowak/Malena Rosen 8-2
3. SCU wins by default.
1. MONT Liz Walker def. SCU Casey Knutson 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)
2. SCU Myra Davoudi def. MONT Danni Paulson 6-1, 6-4
3. SCU Lindsay McBride def. MONT Martyna Nowak 6-2, 6-0
4. SCU Stephanie Galainena def. MONT Malena Rosen 6-1, 6-1
5. SCU Meghan Madden def. MONT Quincy Carter 6-1, 6-1
6. SCU wins by default.