February 25, 2001

Women's Tennis Falls to Portland 5-2

Feb. 25, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team was defeated by Portland 5-2 this afternoon at the Santa Clara Tennis Center. It was the first West Coast Conference match for both teams this season.

The Broncos fall to 3-3 overall, 0-1 in WCC play, while Portland improves to 4-2, 1-0.

Portland earned the match's first point after sweeping doubles play, led by the top duo of Courtney Perkins and Erin Smith, 8-2 winners over Santa Clara's Christine Limbers and Nicole McCord.

The Broncos did win two of six singles matches. Mariko Kawakami rallied for a three-set victory, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over the Pilots' Katy Smith, in the third singles slot. Bronco Ashley Campbell scored the other point for the hope team with a straight-set victory at No. 6 singles.

The Broncos remain at home to host Saint Mary's on Saturday, March 3. The match will begin at the Santa Clara Tennis Center at 11 a.m.

Results
Portland 5, Santa Clara 2

Singles
1. Courtney Perkins (PORT) def. Christine Limbers (SCU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Erin Smith (PORT) def. Nicole McCord (SCU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
3. Mariko Kawakami (SCU) def. Katy Smith (PORT) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jana Jusupovic (PORT) def. Patricia Ruiz (SCU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
5. Samantha Kluger (PORT) def. Alison Barr (SCU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Ashley Campbell (SCU) def. Lisa Bessman (PORT) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles
1. Perkins/E.Smith (PORT) def. Limbers/McCord (SCU) 8-2
2. Amy Juppenlatz/Jusupovic (PORT) def. Kawakami/Barr (SCU) 8-6
3. K.Smith/Kluger (PORT) def. Ruiz/Campbell (SCU) 8-6