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