Nov. 6, 2007
San Diego, CA - Saint Mary's women's tennis newcomer, Alex Poorta, advanced to the finals of the Flight 2 Singles of the San Diego State Tennis Classic on Sunday afternoon. Poorta joins the Gaels from the Netherlands, and has made an immediate impact on the team thus far as she defeated Ali Borowicz of UC Irvine 6-1, 7-5 in the finals of the championship.
Head Coach Lisa Alipaz stated, "Alex gained some crucial experience over the weekend, her finish should give her some good momentum going into spring play." Poorta won four straight sets to take the tournament title, defeating Helen Lindstrand of San Diego, Jane Huh of Arizona, Esther Cadua of San Diego State, and Ali Borowicz of UC Irvine.
The Gaels do not return to action until January 18-20 when they participate in the Cal Winter Invitational.
Alex Poorta (SMC) d. Helene Linstrand (USD) - 6-2, 7-5
Alex Poorta (SMC) d. Jane Huh (UA) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Alex Poorta (SMC) d. Esther Cadua (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-1
Alex Poorta (SMC) d. Ali Borowicz (UCI) - 6-1, 7-5
Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) d. Erin Young (SMC) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Erin Young (SMC) d. Hedi Kaloi (UCI) - 7-5, 7-6(4)
Jessica Broadfoot (UCI) d. Erin Young - 6-2, 6-4