Women’s Tennis Falls at Home to Gonzaga on Saturday

Women’s Tennis Falls at Home to Gonzaga on Saturday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Haruna Tsuruta won in both singles and doubles to help Gonzaga down Santa Clara women's tennis, 4-0, on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (13-4, 3-0), who won for the fifth-straight time and remained perfect in West Coast Conference action, got solid performances from the bottom of their lineup against a short-handed Bronco squad.

Tsuruta's 6-2, 6-2 victory over Nadine Del Carmen on court No. 5 came shortly after she teamed with Alex Bourguighnon in the No. 2 doubles tandem to claim a 6-2 win over Maddie Pothoff and Caitlyn Frankel.

At No. 6 singles, Kate Ketels downed Frankel 7-6 (5), 6-0 to build a 3-0 lead.

Playing without Madison Clarke, who slots in at No. 1 singles and in the top doubles pairing, the Broncos (7-7, 2-2) had to adjust their lineup. Clarke was forced to retire from her singles match in Friday's 4-3 win over Portland.

Pothoff moved from No. 2 to 1 on the singles depth chart and battled with Sophie Whittle before falling 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, clinching the match for Gonzaga,

Pothoff had her streak of 10 straight singles wins snapped.

The Broncos were in solid position in the three uncompleted matches.

At No. 2 singles, Zeina El Tawil led Nevada Apollo 6-4, 5-4 and Elvena Gevargiz was ahead in the third set against Graciela Rosas at the third position. In addition, Katya Tabachnik was attempting to even her match with Domonique Garley at one set apiece (5-7, 6-5).

Apollo and Ashleigh Jacobs clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win over El Tawil and Delaney Nothaft on court three.

Santa Clara will make a trip to Utah next week. The Broncos play Weber State on Friday and BYU the following day.

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