Santa Clara Women's Tennis Splits in Texas This Weekend

Maggie McGeorge
Maggie McGeorge

The No. 73 Santa Clara women's tennis team flew to Texas looking for sunny skies.  Instead the team was greeted by temperatures in the 20s and snow. Both the Broncos matches were forced inside.  The Broncos fell 5-0 to No. 42 Texas Tech on Saturday, but they rebounded nicely to top No. 74 Florida International on Sunday 4-2. 

Santa Clara hosts UC Davis on Sat., Feb. 18 at Noon and then No. 67 UC Santa Barbara on Mon, Feb. 20 at 11 am. FYI, new rankings come out Tues., Feb. 14.

"We had a great win vs. Florida International under some tough conditions," said Bronco head coach Ben Cabell.  "I am very proud of how we handled a very difficult situation.  The team didn't let anything get to them and they played tough and had a good win on Sunday."

The matches were scheduled to be played outside on six courts, but were forced inside both days due to snow on four indoor courts.

On Saturday the Broncos fell 5-0 to No. 42 Texas Tech.  Jessica Agra and No. 37 Katie Le played No. 45 Kenna Kilgo and Samantha Adams tough on their home courts, but the Red Raider duo got away with a 9-7 doubles win.

On Sunday the Broncos defeated No. 74 Florida International 4-2. The Broncos top three singles players won, including Le, who defeated Sarah McLean 6-2, 7-6 (5).  Alexandra Zaniewski defeated Rita Masiak 6-2, 7-6 (6) at No. 2 and Kelly Lamble defeated Lisa Johnson 6-2, 2-6 and 6-4 at No. 3.  

The No. 1 doubles team of Le and Jessica Agra defeated FIU's No. 1 team of Rita Masiak and McLean 8-3.  The Broncos also won at No. 2 with Lamble and Maggie McGeorge taking an 8-5 victory over Johnson and Guttormsen.


No. 42 Texas Tech 5    No. 73 Santa Clara 0

Sat., Feb. 11, 2012

Position           No. 42 Texas Tech         No. 73 Santa Clara          Winner   Score

 #1 Singles        Elizabeth Ullathorne         #37 Katie Le                      TT            6-4, 6-1

 #2 Singles        Samantha Adams             Alexandra Zaniewski           TT            6-1, 7-6, (7-3)

 #3 Singles        Rashmi Teltumbde           Kelly Lamble                       TT            6-2, 6-2

 #4 Singles        Caroline Starck                Maggie McGeorge                 TT            6-4, 6-1

 #5 Singles        Kenna Kilgo                    Kacie Wagner                       DNF

 #6 Singles        Sandra Dynka                  Jessica Agra                        DNF


#1 Doubles        #45Kenna Kilgo              Jessica Agra                          TT         9-7

                          Samantha Adams             Katie Le

#2 Doubles        Caroline Starck               Kelly Lamble                         TT         8-2

                         Nikki Sanders                Maggie McGeorge                         

 #3 Doubles       Elizabeth Ullathorne        Kacie Wagner                      TT         8-4     

                        Rashmi Teltumbde             Alexandra Zaniewski


No. 73 Santa Clara 4   No. 74 Florida International 2

Sun., Feb. 12, 2012

Position          No. 73 Santa Clara       Florida International                    Winner         Score

#1 Singles         #37 Katie Le                     Sarah McLean                               SCU       6-2 7-6 (5)

 #2 Singles        Alexandra Zaniewski           Rita Masiak                                 SCU     6-2 7-6 (6)

 #3 Singles        Kelly Lamble                      Lisa Johnson                               SCU     6-4 2-6 6-4

 #4 Singles        Maggie McGeorge              Karyn Guttormsen                      FIU         6-3 6-2

 #5 Singles        Jessica Agra                        Giulietta Boha                             FIU       6-4 6-4

 #6 Singles        Kacie Wagner                     Magali Holt                                   Unfinished  6-2 6-7    

  #1 Doubles       Katie Le                            Sarah McLean                               SCU     8-3

                         Jessica Agra                         Rita Masiak

 #2 Doubles       Kelly Lamble                    Karyn Guttormsen                        SCU     8-5

                        Maggie McGeorge                Lisa Johnson

 #3 Doubles       Alexandra Zaniewski         Magali Holt                                   Unfinished

                        Kacie Wagner                       Giulietta Boha