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Knutson, Davoudi Earn Big Wins At ITA Regionals

Oct. 20, 2006

Berkeley, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team opened play at the ITA Regionals in Berkeley on Friday afternoon with both doubles teams and five singles players participating. Captains Myra Davoudi and Casey Knutson won her first round matches and showed that they can compete with the best players in the region. The tournament continues throughout the weekend on the campus of UC Berkeley.

Junior Lindsay McBride, who reached the final of the Saint Mary's Invitational last weekend was forced to withdraw due to injury, so just five Broncos were entered into the draw.

In the Round of 128, Davoudi knocked off Gonzaga's No. 1, Emily Anderson, while Knutson defeated a Pac-10 foe from Oregon, Simone Templeton, in three tough sets.

Singles Round of 128 (Oct. 20, 2006)
SCU Myra Davoudi d. GON Emily Anderson
POR Jenna Tanzer d. SCU Kim Daniel
FS Bruna Paes d. SCU Meghan Madden 6-0; 6-0
SCU Casey Knutson d. OR Simone Templeton
SCU Erika Barnes, bye

Singles Round of 64 (Oct. 20, 2006)
OR Claudia Hirt d. SCU Myra Davoudi
SCU Erika Barnes loses (score and opponent not available as of press time)
SCU Casey Knutson loses (score and opponent not available as of press time)

Doubles Round of 64 (Oct. 20, 2006)
SM Strijbis/Strijbis d. SCU Knutson/Barnes 8-5
STAN Deason/Doheny d. SCU Daniel/Davoudi 8-0

For all the results from the tournament, click here.