Oct. 23, 2006
(Berkeley, CA) - USF women's tennis closed its fall season at the 2006 ITA Northwest Regional, hosted by Cal October 20-23. The Dons spent their weekend competing at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley with players from top collegiate teams from the Northwest Region.
In the singles bracket, junior Jenny Sperry advanced to the round of 64 after Santa Clara's Lindsay McBride withdrew due to an injury, but she was defeated 6-3; 6-3 by the No. 11 seed, Marion Ravelojaona from Cal. In the consolation bracket, Sperry enjoyed a 6-3; 7-5 win against Nevada's Audrey Bardot but had to withdraw due to an injury before the quarterfinals.
After losing to Nevada's Alice Hall 6-1; 6-3, junior Joana Macedo advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket. She defeated San Jose State's Sanda Hadzisabic 6-2; 6-2, but fell 6-7(5); 6-4; 1-0(10-3) to Sacramento State's Luba Schifris in a close third round match.
Senior Camille Pamrat overpowered Fresno State's Amanda Griffin 6-0; 6-4 to advance to the round of 64 where she faced Nevada's Ly-Huong Dinh, but after the first set, Pamrat retired due to illness.
Doubles partners Emma Taylor and Jenny Sperry successfully defeated Nevada's Audrey Bardot and Bach Lan Pham 9-8(1) in the round of 64, but fell 8-3 to Mar Ravelojaona and Stephanie Kusano from Cal in the next round.
The Dons return to action when they open their spring season in Long Beach, CA against Long Beach State January 26 at 2:00 pm.