February 17, 2007

Bronco Women's Tennis Team Captures First Win, Defeating Gonzaga 5-2

Feb. 17, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Bronco women's tennis team broke through for the first win of the season, defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 5-2 at the Degheri Tennis Center. The win was also the team's first under head coach Ben Cabell, who took over as interim head coach in September. The Broncos got great performances up and down the lineup at singles, winning four out of the six matches. In doubles, the Broncos featured a new lineup that took two out of three matches to earn the team's first doubles point of the year. SCU improved to 1-2 with the win.

Myra Davoudi, playing her first match at No. 1, won her singles match 6-4, 6-2 while Casey Knutson, Kim Daniel and Stephanie Galainena also earned straight set victories to get the Broncos out to a big lead. Galainena clinched the match with her 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 6 for her first win of the dual match season. Playing at No. 5, Daniel remained unbeaten in 2007 and Knutson, playing at No. 2, won her second straight match.

In doubles, Cabell switched the lineup prior to the match, teaming Davoudi with Daniel at No. 3 and Lindsay McBride with Galainena at No. 2. No. 1 team Erika Barnes and Casey Knutson remained intact. Barnes and Knutson got the Broncos off to a good start by defeating Emily Anderson and Kendall Bates 8-3. On court No. 3, Davoudi and Daniel recovered from an early deficit to pull out a clutch 8-6 win that clinched the doubles point for the Broncos. At No. 2, Galainena and McBride narrowly lost 9-7.

SCU gets right back in action on Sunday, Feb. 18. The Broncos host Saint Mary's in another West Coast Conference duel at 11:00 a.m. PT at the Degheri Tennis Center.

Santa Clara def. Gonzaga 5-2
Doubles:
1. SCU Erika Barnes/Casey Knutson def. GON Emily Anderson/Kendall Bates 8-3
2. GON Sydney Lederhouse/Courtney Lau def. SCU Stephanie Galainena/Lindsay McBride 9-7
3. SCU Kim Daniel/Myra Davoudi def. GON Aglaya Kokurina/Carrie Schofield 8-6

Singles:
1. SCU Myra Davoudi def. GON Emily Anderson 6-4, 6-2
2. SCU Casey Knutson def. GON Sydney Lederhouse 6-2, 6-0
3. GON Kendall Bates def. SCU Lindsay McBride 6-3, 6-3
4. GON Aglaya Kokurina def. SCU Erika Barnes 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
5. SCU Kim Daniel def. GON Erin Humphrey 6-1, 6-4
6. SCU Stephanie Galainena def. GON Carrie Schofield 6-4, 6-2