Broncos Conclude Day One at SMC Invitational

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).

In singles Kelly Buckley, Ashley Pane and Kacie Wagner all saw wins in the Round of 32 in their respective brackets, while Stephanie Galainena fell in her first tournament of the fall.

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

Quaterfinals
SCU Carmen Pham/Kimi Cox d. PAC Amber Abdallah/Clara Schuhmacher 8-4

Semifinals
SC Carmen Pham/Kimi Cox d. BOI Laura Baum - NEV Katarina Huba 9-8(6)