March 5, 2009

Women's Tennis Set to Host Cal State Bakersfield

March 5, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The Santa Clara women's tennis team will take on Cal State Bakersfield this Sunday, March 8th at Degheri Center. First serve is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. The Broncos are currently 4-5 this season and 1-1 in the WCC.

With last weekend's win against Portland, the Broncos are confident about this weekend. "We were really happy to beat Portland so convincingly this year. The win really demonstrated how much improvement we've made this season," said head coach Ben Cabell. "Cal State Bakersfield is a lot better than they were last year, so we have to make sure that we are ready for them. One of our team goals is to have a .500 record this season and we're hoping to get that done this Sunday."

Last Time Out
The Broncos earned their first WCC win of the season with a 6-1 win over Portland last Saturday, February 28th. The Broncos dominated in both doubles and singles play to earn the win. Freshman Kacie Wagner improves to a three-game winning streak in singles play with her win over Portland's Lacey Pflibsen 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Additionally, Wagner and freshman doubles partner Kimmi Cox earned their third consecutive win for the season against Portland's Jenna Tanzer and Stephanie Doolittle, 8-5.

Scouting Cal State Bakersfield
CSUB is currently 1-3 this season after earning their first win of the season against Siena College on February 24th. The Roadrunners have three seniors, four sophomores, and three freshman. Head coach Dan McCain is in his second season with the Roadrunners.

Last Match Against Cal State Bakersfield
The Broncos defeated Cal State Bakersfield 6-1 on March 15, 2008. The Broncos dominated the court to earn the doubles point and five wins in singles play. Senior Stephanie Galainena and sophomore Courtney Hull completely swept their singles matches 6-0, 6-0 to bring in the win for the Broncos.