October 8, 2008

Women's Tennis to Participate in SMC Invitational

Oct. 8, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team will participate in the Saint Mary's College Invitational hosted in Moraga, Calif. This will be the second fall tournament of the 2008-09 campaign for the Broncos. Participating in the tournament from Friday, Oct. 10 thru Sunday, Oct. 12, are Kelly Buckley, Kimi Cox, Stephanie Galainena, Isabelle Hoy, Ashley Pane and Kacie Wagner.

This will be the first weekend of action for solo senior Stephanie Galainena and sophomore Ashley Pane. The senior-sophomore pair will be doubles partners at the Invitational. They will have a first round bye in the ITA White Doubles Bracket Round of 32, but each will see singles action on Friday. Galainena will take on the University of Washington's Alksndra Krslianin at 1:30 p.m., and Pane will take on California's Catie Visico at 1:30 p.m., as well.

"I feel better prepared going into this fall than in my freshman season," said Pane, who went 4-6 in singles last fall. "This season we have had a lot of new players, but everyone is gelling together well and we all have a common goal - to have a strong year and vie for a conference championship."

The Broncos kick off action on Friday, Oct. 12, playing in both singles and doubles brackets. Listed below is the schedule of play for day one. To keep updated please log onto www.SantaClaraBroncos.com or the official tournament site - http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/1/8/5/5/1/5/default.asp.

Schedule
Friday, Oct. 12 - All Day

ITA White Singles Bracket

Round of 32
SCU Kacie Wagner vs. SMC Erin Young - 1 p.m.
SCU Ashley Pane vs. CAL Catie Visico - 1:30 p.m.
SCU Stephanie Galainena vs. UW Alksndra Krslianin - 1:30 p.m.

ITA Blue Singes Bracket

Round of 32

SCU Kelly Buckley vs. UW Lauren Summers - 2 p.m.
SCU Isabelle Hoy vs. UCD Shawdee Rouhafza - 2:30 p.m.
SCU Kimi Cox vs. NEV Katarina Hubs - 2:45 p.m.

ITA White Doubles Bracket

Round of 32
SCU Stephanie Galainena/Ashley Pane vs. bye
SCU Kelly Buckley/Kacie Wagner vs. Clare Dodge/Aglava Kokurina - 8:30 a.m.

ITA Blue Doubles Bracket

Round of 32
SCU Kimi Cox/Isabelle Hoy vs. Amber Abdallah/Clara Schuhmacher - 9:30 a.m.