Women's Tennis Drops Dual Match to Sacramento State

Feb. 15, 2003

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to visiting Sacramento State today in cloudy and windy conditions at the Santa Clara University Tennis Center.

The Broncos fall to 3-3 on the season, while 75th-ranked Sacramento State improved to 4-2. Santa Clara played without the services of head coach Aby Ryan, who is battling bronchitis and spent time in the hospital during the week.

Top-seeded Bronco Christine Limbers dropped a 6-1, 6-4 match to Sacramento State freshman Margarita Karnaukhova. A native of Krasnovar, Russia, Karnaukhova is ranked 51st nationally and also teamed with Ann Roslund to earn an 8-5 doubles victory over Limbers and Kaloi.

Santa Clara returns to action Feb. 20-23 with three matches in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Broncos will play dual matches against BYU-Hawai'i, San Diego State and the University of Hawai'i. Santa Clara returns home on March 1 for a West Coast Conference match against Saint Mary's.

Sacramento State 7, Santa Clara 0
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003
Site: Santa Clara University Tennis Center
Weather: Cloudy & Windy, 58 degrees

DOUBLES
1. Karnaukhova / Roslund (SAC) def. Limbers / Kaloi (SCU), 8-5
2. Fessenko / Sanches (SAC) def. Ashley Campbell / Cochrane (SCU), 8-3
3. Rivieccio / Abraham (SAC) def. Kawakami / Ruiz (SCU), 8-7 (4)

SINGLES
1. Margarita Karnaukhova (SAC) def. Christine Limbers (SCU), 6-1, 6-4
2. Roberta Fessenko (SAC) def. Janalle Kaloi (SCU), 6-4, 6-3
3. Ann Roslund (SAC) def. Catherine Cochrane (SCU), 6-1, 6-3
4. Petra Abraham (SAC) def. Pati Ruiz (SCU), 6-4, 3-6 (10-8 tiebreaker)
5. Amanda Sanches (SAC) def. Mariko Kawakami (SCU), 6-3, 7-5
6. Cristina Rivieccio (SAC) def. Nicole Jackson (SCU),6-1, 6-4

Records: Santa Clara 3-3, Sacramento State 4-2