Santa Barbara, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team earned two victories this weekend, beating UCSB Friday 4-3 and Northern Arizona University today, 4-2. The Broncos are 4-0 going in to its first WCC match vs. USF on February 4th.
On Friday the 28th the Broncos were swept in doubles play, but won the team contest with hard fought singles matches. Katie Le, Kelly Lamble and Kacie Wagner collected three points for the Broncos at their respective positions. "Kelly came back and won a tough third set against a very good player," said head coach Ben Cabell.
It was Jessica Agra at the six position however, who rallied from being down 5-0 in the third set to win 7-5, that gave the Broncos the decisive fourth point for the win.
"It was one of the most incredible come backs I've ever seen. She did a great job of fighting and staying tough, and not giving the girl any free points during that third set, just really impressive," said Cabell.
"I was just thinking about the team, and I knew I was the last deciding match. I really focused and fought hard for the team," said Agra on her impressive comeback.
Despite delays from wet courts, the Broncos then defeated Northern Arizona today January 29th 4-2.
"We're really happy to come home 2-0. There were some tough circumstances today because the courts were wet and the girls had to sit around and wait. After we finally got on though, we did a good job of dealing with a little adversity. NAU is a tough team we've lost to them a couple of years ago, so it's a really good win."
The Broncos begin WCC play next week on February 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Golden Gate Park vs. the USF Dons.
Kelsey Houlihan '11
Santa Clara vs UCSB Singles Results
SCU Katie Le defeated Natalia Lozano 6-4, 6-2
SCU Kelly Lamble UCSB Jill Damion defeated 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
UCSB Sofia Novak defeated SCU Alexandra Zaniewski 6-3, 6-3
SCU Kacie Wagner defeated UCSB Kiersten Meehan 6-4, 6-4
UCSB Jordan Dockendorf defeated SCU Maggie McGeorge 6-2, 6-1
SCU Jessica Agra defeated UCSB Michelle Murphy 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Santa Clara vs UCSB Doubles Results
UCSB Natalia Lozano/ Jordan Dockendorf defeated SCU Katie Le/ Jessica Agra 8-6
UCSB Sofia Novak/ Kiersten Meehan defeated SCU Kelly Lamble/ Maggie McGeorge 8-5
UCSB Jill Damion/ Michelle Murphy defeated SCU Kacie Wagner/ Kimmi Cox 9-8
Santa Clara vs NAU Singles Results
SCU Katie Le defeated NAU Edith Suhajda 6-1, 6-1
NAU Orsi Golovics defeated SCU Kelly Lamble 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
NAU Yumi Hasegawa defeated SCU Alex Zaniewski M. 6-3, 6-2
SCU Kacie Wagner defeated NAU Malia Wahinepio 7-6, 6-1
SCU Maggie McGeorge defeated NAU Aimee Oki 6-2, 6-1
SCU Jessica Agra Match Abandoned
Santa Clara vs NAU Doubles Results
SCU Katie Le/ Jessica Agra defeated NAU Edith Suhajda/ Orsi Golovics 8-2
NAU Aimee Oki/ Yumi Hasegawa defeated SCU Kelly Lamble/ Maggie McGeorge 8-7
SCU Kacie Wagner/ Kimmi Cox defeated NAU Aimee Oki/ Nicole Perez 8-4