Oct. 16, 2006
(San Francisco, CA) - USF women's tennis competed at the St. Mary's Invitational in Moraga, CA Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15 at the Korth Tennis Complex. The Dons finished the weekend with 10 wins.
In the singles A bracket, senior Camille Pamart defeated Fresno State's Bruna Paes 6-1; 6-2 in the first round and then fell 6-4; 6-2 to Loyola Marymount's Pavia Mesterova, the tournament's first seed. Junior Emma Taylor also enjoyed early success, coming from behind in the second set to defeat Nevada's Laetitia Tan 6-2; 6-4. Taylor was later defeated 6-2; 6-2 by the fourth seeded player, Aude Lambert from St. Mary's.
Sophomore Mylene Martin overpowered Pacific's Svenja Arens 6-4; 6-2 in the first round of the A bracket, but was later defeated by second seed Nina Henkel from Cal.
In the singles B bracket, junior Joana Macedo fell to LMU's Tamara Tanner 7-5; 6-0 to move to the consolation bracket. In the first round, Macedo defeated San Jose State's Silvana Dukic 6-3; 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals where she was overpowered by Santa Clara's Casey Knutson 6-2; 6-3.
In the doubles B bracket, Macedo and sophomore partner Sarah Oudomvilay defeated Jessica Harris and Andrea Phillips from UC Davis 8-6 and then beat Lindsay Griffin and Audree Jenks from Portland to advance the semifinals where the pair had to retire due to an injury.
San Francisco returns to action this weekend, October 20-23, to face a competitive collegiate field at the ITA Regionals in Berkeley, CA.