Oct. 10, 2008
MORAGA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team concluded the first day of competition at the Saint Mary's College Invitational hosted in Moraga, Calif. at conference opponent - Saint Mary's College. The Broncos saw success in both singles and doubles, in the matches that were played today. Sophomore Carmen Pham was a last minute change in the Blue Doubles Bracket for SCU, as Kimi Cox's original partner Isabelle Hoy fell ill. The Pham-Cox duo will play in the finals tomorrow, as they defeated Pacific's Amber Abdallah and Clara Schuhmacher, 8-4, in the quarterfinals, and edged the Boise State - University of Nevada, Reno pairing of Laura Baum and Katarina Huba, respectively, 9-8(6).
Wagner and Pane each easily defeated their opponents in the White Bracket. Wagner took down Saint Mary's Erin Young 6-3, 6-3, and Pane breezed by California's Catie Visico, 6-2, 6-2.
In the Blue Bracket, Buckley easily won the first set, 6-3, over the University of Washington's Lauren Summers. In the second set, Summers tried to even the plane, but the Bronco newcomer was able to get the win, 7-6.
Santa Clara returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 11, for day two of the Invitational. To keep updated please log onto: http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/1/8/5/5/1/5/default.asp.
ITA White Singles Bracket
Round of 32
SCU Kacie Wagner d. SMC Erin Young 6-3;6-3
SCU Ashley Pane d. CAL Catie Visico 6-2;6-2
UW AlksndraKrsljanin d. SCU Steph Galainena 7-5;6-2
ITA Blue Singles Bracket
Round of 32
SCU Kelley Buckley d. UW Lauren Summers 6-3, 7-6
ITA Blue Doubles Bracket
SCU Carmen Pham/Kimi Cox d. PAC Amber Abdallah/Clara Schuhmacher 8-4
SC Carmen Pham/Kimi Cox d. BOI Laura Baum - NEV Katarina Huba 9-8(6)