Santa Clara, Calif.—The Santa Clara women's tennis team competed in the first day of the Cal Winter Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Friday. The entire Bronco roster had the opportunity to showcase their talents in this first round of the event of the 2013 regular season. The second day of the round-robin contest continues Saturday with Santa Clara taking on No.42 Saint Mary's in doubles and No. 60 Fresno State in singles.
In singles, No. 26 Katie Le was defeated by West Coast Conference rival No. 64 Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's. After battling through the first set but falling 7-5 to Jullien, Le could not turn the match around and fell in the second set 6-3. This is Le's third loss of the 2012-13 season and second loss to a ranked player.
The Broncos two singles points came from senior Jessica Agra and sophomore Stephanie Skaras. Agra took down her competition, Hannah Lijekvist of Saint Mary's, in three sets by a score of 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. This is Agra's third win of her senior campaign. Skaras tallied her seventh win of the season by topping Audrey Leitz 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles, Santa Clara put up a good effort but came up empty handed against No. 7 Cal. They look to improve in the doubles field against Saint Mary's Saturday.
"With our full-strength doubles line up ready, the confidence level is high looking forward to the Saint Mary's doubles competition tomorrow. And we continue to improve in our match fitness with the singles duals against Fresno State. The goal of this tournament is to get in a lot of matches and play well," said Cabell.
(SMC) Jenny Jullien def. (SCU) Katie Le 7-5, 6-3
(SMC) Catherine Isip def. (SCU) Alex Zaniewski 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
(SMC) Danielle Flores def. (SCU) Kelly Lamble 6-4, 7-5
(SMC) Catherine Leduc def. (SCU) Maggie McGeorge 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(2)
(SCU) Stephanie Skaras def. (SMC) Audrey Leitz 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
(SCU) Jessica Agra def. (SMC) Hannah Lijekvist 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
(SMC) Liz Searl def. (SCU) Chelby Cooke 6-1, 6-2
(SCU) Nikki Wolny def. (SMC) Melissa Arthur 6-1, 6-2
(CAL) Kelly Chui def. (SCU) Carolina O'Haren 6-0, 6-1
(CAL) Laura Posylkin def. (SCU) Charlotte Newell 6-0, 6-3
(CAL) Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi def. (SCU) Jessica Agra/Katie Le 8-2
(CAL) Anett Schutting/Lynn Chi def. (SCU) Chelby Cooke/Stephanie Skaras 8-1
(CAL) Laura Posylkin/Tayler Davis def. (SCU) Carolina O'Haren/Nikki Wolny 8-3
(CAL) Cessi Estlander/Kelly Chui def. (SCU) Alex Zaniewski/Kelly Lamble 8-4
Today, the Broncos take on No.42 Saint Mary's in doubles starting at 12:30 p.m. and No. 60 Fresno State in singles at 2:00 p.m. on the Cal Berkeley campus.
Click here for the full draws and results of the entire Cal Winter Invite.
2013 Cal Winter Invitational
Here is the schedule for the next two days of the round-robin event:
Saturday, Jan. 19
10:00 a.m. - Cal vs. Saint Mary's (Singles)
12:30 p.m. - Cal vs. Fresno State (Doubles)
12:30 p.m. - Saint Mary's vs. Santa Clara (Doubles)
2:00 p.m. - Santa Clara vs. Fresno State (Singles)
Sunday, Jan. 20
10:00 a.m. - Saint Mary's vs. Fresno State (Singles)
12:30 p.m. - Cal vs. Saint Mary's (Doubles)
12:30 p.m. - Fresno State vs. Santa Clara (Doubles)
2:00 p.m. - Cal vs. Santa Clara (Singles)
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