Farah and El Tawil Advance at Cal Nike Invitational

Zeina El Tawil
Zeina El Tawil

Friday Results | Updated Draws

BERKELEY, Calif. – Santa Clara women's tennis began competition at the Cal Nike Invitational on Saturday in Berkeley, California. Senior Nabila Farah and junior Zeina El Tawil upset the No. 3 seed and advanced to the doubles quarterfinal in the Gold bracket.

The Broncos full squad began their season in what head coach Ben Cabell said was a very tough tournament. Farah and El Tawil knocked off No. 3 seed Jaimee Gilbertson and Natalie DaSilveira (Santa Barbara) in the doubles round of 16 matchup in the gold bracket, 8-6. They will face Vanessa Nommenson and Pari Kaur (St. Mary's) in the quarterfinal on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Senior Daniella Silva was able to advance to the singles round of 16 in the Blue bracket by defeating LaniRae Gree (UC Davis), 6-4; 3-6; 7-5. Freshman Caraline Patterson got a win in her collegiate debut, defeating Sarina Chhabra (San Francisco) in the singles round of the 32 white bracket, 1-6; 6-3; 6-3. Both athletes were unable to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Competition resumes on Saturday and updated draws can be found here.

Cal Nike Invitational – Friday Results
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2015 at Hellman Tennis Complex
Blue – Top Flight. Gold – Second Flight. White – Third Flight. 

Round of 32 – Blue
Claudia Herrero (Nevada) def. Madison Clarke, 6-3; 6-4
Daniella Silva def. LaniRae Green (UC Davis), 6-4; 3-6; 7-5
Sammi Hampton (ASU) def. Nabila Farah, 6-1; 6-1 

Round of 16 – Blue
Jana McCord (St. Mary's) def. Daniella Silva, 7-6 (1); 6-0

Round of 16 – Blue Consolation
Emma Wilson (Fresno State) def. Nabila Farah, 6-4; 6-1 

Round of 32 – Gold
Genevieve McCloskey (San Francisco) def. Caitlyn Frankel, 6-2; 6-4
Natalie DaSilveira (Santa Barbara) def. Zeina El Tawil, 6-3; 6-7 (4); 6-0 

Round of 16 – Gold Consolation
Samantha Smith (BYU) def. Caitlyn Frankel, 2-6; 6-2; 1-0; 7-6
Zeina El Tawil def. Danielle McIntyre (St. Mary's), 6-3; 7-6 (6) 

Round of 32 – White
Samantha Martino (UC Davis) def. Giannina Ong, 6-1; 6-4
Abigail Bacharach (Cal Poly) def. Elizabeth Stephens, 6-2; 7-5
Caraline Patterson def. Sarina Chhabra (San Francisco), 1-6; 6-3; 6-3 

Round of 16 – White
Kristina Breisach (UC Davis) def. Caraline Patterson, 6-3; 6-2

Round of 16 – White Consolation
Giannina Ong def. Kyla Jarrar (Santa Barbara), 4-6; 7-6 (2); 1-0 (3)
Jiayu Mu (San Francisco) def. Elizabeth Stephens, 6-4; 6-0

Round of 16 – Blue
O'Sullivan/Anderson (ASU) def. Silva/Clarke (SCU), 8-3 

Round of 16 – Gold
Farah/El Tawil (SCU) def. Gilbertson/Da Silveira (Santa Barbara), 8-6

Round of 16 – White
Jarrar/Majerle (Santa Barbara) def. Patterson/Stephens (SCU), 8-3
Bacharach/Bouquet (Cal Poly) def. Frankel/Ong (SCU), 8-6