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Broncos Finish Rough First Day at Cal Invitational

Sept. 28, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif.- The freshmen on the Santa Clara women's tennis team gave impressive performances in their respective draws on Friday at Day 1 of the Cal Invitational. Andrea Kwong advanced to the Round of 16 where she finally fell. Meanwhile, three of the upperclassmen on the team faced difficult opponents in the Gold Singles draw of the tournament.

In the Gold Singles draw of the tournament, Lindsay McBride, Myra Davoudi, and Stephanie Galainena all lost their matches in the Round of 32. Davoudi played in the first consolation round of the draw where she was defeated by her opponent from the University of the Pacific 6-2, 6-3.

In the Blue Singles draw, Kwong won her first match against Erin Young from St. Mary's 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the Round of 16. Despite her efforts, she lost the match agaginst Claire Ilcinkas from Cal. In the consolation round of the bracket, Carmen Pham picked up a win in a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Feline Charlot from St. Mary's.

The White Singles draw, Courntey Hull gave a solid performance to outlast her opponent from San Francisco in a three-set match where she earned her win 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

Also participating in singles matches Friday were Ashley Pane and Meghan Madden,

The doubles matches were equally as grueling for the Broncos as the team of Davoudi and Galainena fell to opponents from Cal in the Gold Doubles draw. The Blue Doubles were more successful as the team of McBride and Pham played a tough match against their opponents from Cal where they won 8-4. Kwong and Pane played a close match against partners from Arizona State where they were finally defeated 8-4.

Friday's Results
Gold Singles
32 FS Danon Beatty d. SC Lindsay McBride 6-2;6-0
32 SM Marah Calvo d. SC Myra Davoudi 6-2;6-1
32 ASU Kelcy McKenna d. SC Steph Galainena 6-0;6-0
R1 PAC Yolanta Twarowska d. SC Myra Davoudi 6-2;6-3

Blue Singles
16 (2) CAL Claire Ilcinkas d. SC Andrea Kwong 6-2;6-2
32 SC Andrea Kwong d. SM Erin Young 6-3;6-1
32 (3) FS Vanessa Heroux d. SC Carmen Pham 6-1;6-0
32 FS Bruna Paes d. SC Ashley Pane 6-3;6-2
R1 SC Carmen Pham d. SM Feline Charlot 6-3;6-3

White Singles
QF SC Courtney Hull d. USF Nisha Dixit 6-1;4-6;6-3
16 SM Kathryn Malec d. SC Meghan Madden 6-3;6-3

Gold Doubles
16 CAL Bojana Bobusic/CAL Claire Ilcinkas d. SC Myra Davoudi/SC Steph Galainena 8-1

Blue Doubles
16 (2) CAL Mar. Ravelojaona/CAL Marina Cossou d. SC Courtney Hull/SC Meghan Madden 8-3
16 SC Carmen Pham/SC Lindsay McBride d. CAL Bobbie Englert/CAL Daron Moore 8-4
16 (1) ASU Kelcy McKenna/ASU Nadia Abdala d. SC Andrea Kwong/SC Ashley Pane 8-6