Women's Tennis: Saturday Results of Cal Nike Invitational
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Santa Clara women's tennis team completed the second day of the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Saturday. Bronco senior Katie Le, who is seeded No. 4 in the tournament, takes on No. 2 seed Anett Schutting in the semifinals Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
In singles on Saturday, Le defeated the No. 6 seed Klara Fabikova of Cal in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 7-5, to advance to Sunday's semifinals. In the Blue draw consolation quarterfinals, Chelby Cooke fell to Sabi Leon-Chao of San Jose State by a score of 6-4, 6-4. In the Gold singles consolation quarterfinals, freshman Danielle Silva defeated Anneka Watts of Fresno State, 6-2, 6-3. Sunday Silva takes on Christiana Ferrari of Pacific at 10:00 a.m. in the semifinals.
Two Broncos, Stephanie Skaras and Nikki Wolny, participated in the round robin event on Saturday. Wolny defeated Sacramento's Emily McColl, 6-3, 6-1, while Skaras fell to Jennifer Nguyen of Sacramento by a score of 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles play, partners Le and Silva upset the No. 4 seed Brynn Boren and Gabi DeSimone of USC in a tight match that ended in the Broncos favor, 8-7(3). They advanced to the semifinals where they fell to the No. 2 seed Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi of the host school Cal, 8-3.
In the Gold doubles consolation quarterfinals, duo Cooke and Skaras defeated Chrstiana Ferrari and Francis Dean of Pacific, 8-2. In the semifinals, the Broncos took on Morgan Anderson and Savannah Ware of BYU and topped them by a score of 8-4, advancing them to the finals. Cooke and Skaras found themselves up against Nicolette Tran and Toby Miclat from BYU, but BYU does not compete on Sundays; therefore, the Bronco duo won the Gold doubles consolation finals by default.
If Le defeats Schutting in the semifinals, the championship match will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
ITA Blue Singles – Quarterfinals:
#4 Katie Le (SCU) def. #6 Klara Fabikova (CAL) 6-4, 7-5
Sabi Leon-Chao (SJ) def. Chelby Cooke (SCU) 6-4, 6-4
ITA Blue Doubles – Quarterfinals:
Danielle Silva/Katie Le (SCU) def. #4 Brynn Boren/Gabi DeSimone (USC) 8-7(3)
#2 Klara Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Danielle Silva/Katie Le (SCU) 8-3
ITA Gold Singles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals:
Danielle Silva (SCU) def. Anneka Watts (FS) 6-2, 6-3
ITA Gold Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals:
Nicolette Tran/Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Elaine Chesoni/Nikki Wolny (SCU) 8-1
Chelby Cooke/Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. ChrstianaFerrari/Francis Dean (PAC) 8-2
Chelby Cooke/Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. Morgan Anderson/Savannah Ware (BYU) 8-4
ITA Round Robin 1:
Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) def. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 6-0, 6-2
Nikki Wolny (SCU) def. Emily McColl (SAC) 6-3, 6-1