Posted: Nov 05, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's tennis went 13-3 overall on the final day of the rain shortened Bronco Invitational on Sunday, going 8-1 in singles play and 5-2 in doubles play against San José State and San Francisco.
While both Friday's and Saturday's matches could not be fully completed due to rain, the skies opened up on Sunday. It allowed for the full slate of schedule to be played with the Broncos taking full advantage of it.
"We had some good energy today and it was great to finish the fall season on a high note," said Broncos head coach Ben Cabell.
Freshman Katya Tabachnik, who had a singles win on Friday, picked up three more wins on Sunday to lead the way for Santa Clara.
"Katya highlighted things for us today, winning both her doubles matches with different partners," said Cabell.
In the morning session, Tabachnik paired with Zeina El Tawil to depose San Francisco's Alisha Sharma and Hanna Borjeson, 6-4. In the afternoon, Tabachnik joined forces with Caitlyn Frankel to beat San José State's Miyo Kobayashi and Tamara Cullibrk, 6-2. In between the doubles matches, the Bronco freshman took care of business in singles play, beating SJSU's Julie Vereecke in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
In singles play, Caitlyn Frankel also had a three set win over San Francisco's Amber Del Rosario, 6-3, 6-7(3), 1-0(8). Aside from Frankel and Tabachnik's three-set wins, the remaining six wins were all straight sets.
"The goal of the tournament was to set ourselves up for the spring season and we were able to accomplish that," said a pleased Cabell.
The Broncos opens its spring season at UC Davis on January 27.
Nov. 5, 2017 at Santa Clara, Calif. (Degheri Tennis Center)
ITA W Dbls R1 CODE 358348 -- Round Robin 1 (Sat matches played Sunday due to rain)
USF Amber DelRosario - USF Mya Bui d. SJ Laura Malsert - SJ Miyo Kobayashi 6-4
ITA W Singles SUN 358346 -- Round Robin 1
SC Maddie Pothoff d. SJ Tamara Culibrk 6-0;6-2
SC Madison Clarke d. USF Hanna Borjeson 6-2;6-1
USF Mya Bui d. SJ Laura Malsert 6-0;1-6;6-2
SC Zeina El Tawil d. SJ Jackie Wagner 6-3;6-4
SC Delaney Nothaft d. USF Alisha Sharma 6-1;6-4
SJ Clara Mantaux d. USF Sarina Chhabra 6-0;6-1
SC Elvena Gevargiz d. SJ Savannah Sendar 6-3;7-5
SC Katya Tabachnik d. SJ Julie Vereecke 1-6;6-3;6-4
SC Giannina Ong d. USF Jiayu Mu 6-4;6-3
SC Caitlyn Frankel d. USF Amber DelRosario 6-3;6-7(3);1-0(8)
SJ Miyo Kobayashi d. SC Nadine Del Carmen 6-1;6-0
ITA W Dbls R2 CODE 358349 -- Round Robin Scheduled for Sunday.
SJ Clara Mantaux - SJ Sybille Gauvain d. USF Amber DelRosario - USF Mya Bui 7-5
USF Jiayu Mu - USF Sarina Chhabra d. SJ Jackie Wagner - SJ Julie Vereecke 6-2