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Successful Day at Cal Tournament

Sept. 30, 2005

Berkeley, Calif. - In only her second tournament of her collegiate career, Stephanie Galainena has made quite a splash.  At the Second Annual California Invitational, the freshman won her first two matches in the Blue Division to qualify for tomorrow's quarterfinals.  In the first round, she defeated Dolly Chang of BYU 7-5, 6-4.  Hours later, she turned around and took down Arizona State's Vana Tomas in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.

Also competing in the Blue Division was junior Erika Barnes. She was ousted in the Round of 32 by WCC rival Kate Harden of Saint Mary's, 6-4, 6-2. Barnes was able to bounce back in the consolation bracket, taking out Ally Muller of UC Davis, 6-4, 6-3. In the Gold Division, both Kelly Leathers and Samantha Georgino lost their Round of 32 matches. In the consolation round, Leathers turned around and easily defeated Sofia Holden of BYU, 6-3, 6-0, while Georgino was up 6-3, 5-2 against Texas Christian's Anna Sydorska, when she took an injury timeout. Georgino would end up retiring from the match after losing the second set 7-5.

In doubles action, Barnes and Georgino were unable to get past Cal's Bojana Bobusic/Stephanie Kusano in the Gold Division, losing 8-4, while Leathers and Galainena fell to New Mexico's Nora Quintal and Mackenzie White, 8-5

Gold Division
Main Draw - Singles
Round of 32

Nora Quintal (NM) def. Samantha Georgino (SCU), 6-4, 6-2
Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Kelly Leathers (SCU), 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Consolation - Singles

Anna Sydorska (TCU) def. Samanta Georgino (SCU), 3-6, 7-5, ret.
Kelly Leathers (SCU) def. Sofia Holden (BYU), 6-3, 6-0

Main Draw - Doubles

Bojana Bobusic/Stephanie Kusano (CAL) def. Erika Barnes/Samantha Georgino (SCU), 8-4

Blue Division
Main Draw - Singles
Round of 32

Kate Harden (SMC) def. Erika Barnes (SCU), 6-4, 6-2
Stephanie Galainena (SCU) def. Dolly Chang (BYU), 7-5, 6-4

Round of 16

Stephanie Galainena (SCU) def. Vana Tomas (ASU), 7-5, 6-2

Consolation - Singles

Erika Barnes (SCU) def. Ally Muller (UCD), 6-4, 6-3

Main Draw - Doubles

Nora Quintal/Mackenzie White (New Mexico) def. Kelly Leathers/Stephanie Galainena (SCU), 8-5