September 30, 2007

Broncos Continue Play at Day Two of Cal Invitational

Sept. 29, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif.--The Santa Clara women's tennis team continued to compete against the top teams on the west coast in Day Two of the Cal Invitational on Saturday. The doubles team of Lindsay McBride and Carmen Pham competed well, advancing to the Semifinals of the Blue Doubles flight, where they were finally defeated by 8-4. Freshman Courtney Hull won her match in the Semifinals of the White Singles flight of the tournament, advancing her to the Finals Round on Sunday.

In the Consolation round of the Gold Singles Flight, Stephanie Galainena and Lindsay McBride competed in the Quarterfinals, where they were both deafeated in two straight sets.

Andrea Kwong brought fierce competition to the Quarterfinals of the Blue Singles Consolation round, where she was defeated in the first set 6-4, following it by a comeback set of 3-6. Kwong finally fell in the supertiebreaker 10-7.

In the White Singles flight, Courntey Hull flew through her first set against Caitlin Aloia and followed it with a lengthy second set, pulling through for a 6-0, 7-5 victory. Meagan Madden defeated opponent Jessica Kapoor from San Francisco 6-4, 6-2 in the Consolation round of the White Singles flight, advancing her to the Finals Consolation round on Sunday.

The doubles team of Myra Davoudi and Stephanie Galainena competed in a Gold Doubles Consolation match against partners Jacqui Haskett and Tinesta Rowe from Fresno State where they were defeated 8-3.

The Broncos competed well in the Blue Doubles flight of the tournament with the McBride/Pham team deafeated their St. Mary's opponents in the Quarterfinals 8-5 and advanced to the Semifinals. There, the duo fell 8-4 against Kelsey McKenna and Nadia Abdala from Arizona State. In the Consolation Round of the flight, partners Andrea Kwong and Ashley Pane earned a win against their opponents from Pacific, advancing them to the next round. In the Semifinals, they dropped an 8-3 decision against Bruna Paes and Elizabeth McFeeters from Fresno State.

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Saturday's Results:
Gold Singles Consolation:
QF FS Tinesta Rowe d. SC Steph Galainena 6-1;6-1
QF ASU Laila Abdala d. SC Lindsay McBride 6-4;6-4

Blue Singles Consolation:
QF SAC Kar.Jarlkaganova d. SC Andrea Kwong 6-4;3-6;1-0(10-7)
QF ASU Micaela Hein d. SC Carmen Pham 6-3;6-1
QF (8) ASU Lauren Megale d. SC Ashley Pane 6-0;6-2

White Singles
SF SC Courtney Hull d. SM Caitlin Aloia 6-0;7-5
Consolation:
SF SC Meghan Madden d. USF Jessica Kapoor 6-4;6-2

Gold Doubles Consolation:
QF (4) FS Jacqui Haskett/FS Tinesta Rowe d. SC Myra Davoudi/SC Steph Galainena 8-3

Blue Doubles
SF (1) ASU Kelcy McKenna/ASU Nadia Abdala d. SC Carmen Pham/SC Lindsay McBride 8-4
QF C Carmen Pham/SC Lindsay McBride d. (4) SM Feline Charlot/SM Stef Ordoveza 8-5
Consolation:
SF FS Bruna Paes/FS Elizab.McFeeters d. SC Andrea Kwong/SC Ashley Pane 8-3
QF SAC Joyce Martinez/SAC MelisaValenzuela d. SC Courtney Hull/SC Meghan Madden 8-4
QF SC Andrea Kwong/SC Ashley Pane d. PAC Kateryna Nezhura/PAC Svenja Arens 9-8(3)