Women's Tennis Starts Out Strong at Saint Mary's Invitational

Oct. 13, 2006

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Moraga, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team had a great day at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Friday. The team won 12 of its 14 matches in singles and doubles and four players won two matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of their singles bracket on the day. Captain Myra Davoudi, senior Kim Daniel, junior Lindsay McBride and freshman Meghan Madden all advanced to the quarterfinals in singles. In doubles, Casey Knutson and Erika Barnes moved on to the quarterfinals in Flight "A", while the teams of Davoudi and McBride and Daniel and Madden moved on to the quarters in Flight "B".

Davoudi won a three-set match in the Round of 32 and a tough two-set match in the Round of 16 of Flight "B" to set the pace for the Broncos. Madden won her first career match before advancing on to the quarterfinals of Flight "C". Daniel and McBride are also in the Flight "B" bracket quarters.

Knutson and Barnes defeated San Francisco's No. 1 doubles team in the Round of 16.

Complete results were not available as of press time. The Round of 32 results in singles and Round of 16 results in doubles follow:

Flight "B" Round of 32
NEV Ly-houng Dinh d. SCU Casey Knutson 6-4; 7-5
SCU Myra Davoudi d. UP Lindsay Griffin 6-4;6-7(4);6-3
SCU Erika Barnes d.UCD Jenna Kappel 6-1;6-2
SCU Kim Daniel d. NEV Audrey Bardot 6-4;6-0
SCU Lindsay McBride d. LMU Maria Garcia Planes 6-2;6-1

Flight "B" Round of 16
SCU Myra Davoudi d. NEV Fiorella Velez 6-3; 6-4
SCU Erika Barnes d. SJSU Dana Popescu 7-5; 6-3
STAN Megan Doheney d. SCU Kim Daniel 6-3; 6-0
SCU Lindsay McBride d. USF Jenny Sperry 4-6;6-3;6-2

Flight "C" Singles Round of 16
SCU Meghan Madden d. USF Jessica Kapoor 6-3; 6-0

Flight "C" Singles Quarterfinals
SCU Meghan Madden d. SMC Kathryn Malec 6-2; 6-4

Flight "A" Doubles Round of 16
SCU Barnes/Knutson d. USF Martin/Pamart 8-5

Flight "B" Doubles Round of 16
SCU Davoudi/McBride d. SMC Aloia/Charlot 8-5
SCU Daniel/Madden d. UCD Athavale/Shapiro 8-5

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