September 23, 2006

Bronco Women's Tennis Underway at Bulldog Classic in Fresno

Sept. 22, 2006

Fresno, Calif. - The Bronco women's tennis team got its season underway on Friday participating in the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. Santa Clara had eight singles players in the draw and three doubles teams. Senior Casey Knutson and juniors Myra Davoudi and Lindsay McBride all won first round matches in the singles draw for the Broncos. However, no Broncos were able to make it past the Round of 32 in singles or doubles. The team will participate in consolation round matches on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The results of the first day of the Bulldog Classic follow:

Participating Teams:
(FP) Fresno Pacific
(FS) Fresno State
(NEV) Nevada
(PAC) Pacific
(SAC) Sacramento State
(SJS) San Jose State
(SC) Santa Clara

Singles (Round of 64)
Casey Knutson (SC) def. Caitlin Tiftick (FS), 6-0, 6-0
Erika Barnes (SC), Bye
Aileen Tsan (SAC) def. Meghan Madden (SC), 6-0, 6-3
Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. Kim Daniel (SC), 6-3, 6-4
Myra Davoudi (SC) def. Jasmina Bogucanin (PAC), 6-1, 6-1
Lindsay McBride (SC) def. Amanda Griffin (FS), 6-3, 6-3
Laetitia Tan (NEV) def. Flavia Miracle (SC), Withdrawal
Jolanta Twarowska (PAC) def. Samantha Georgino (SC), 6-2, 6-7 (0), 3-1 ret.

Singles (Round of 32)
(1) Jalena Pandzic (FP) def. Casey Knutson (SC), 6-3, 6-0
Luba Schifris (SAC) def. Erika Barnes (SC), 6-4, 6-4
(7) Alice Hall (NEV) def. Myra Davoudi (SC), 6-1, 6-0
Bach-Lan Pham (NEV) def. Lindsay McBride (SC), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles (Round of 32)
(8) Barnes/Knutson (SC), Bye
Davoudi/McBride (SC), Bye
Griffin/Paes (FS) def. Daniel/Miracle (SC), 8-5

Doubles (Round of 16)
Hanner/Laib (FP) def. (8) Barnes/Knutson (SC), 9-8 (9)
(4) Lyssenko/Tsan (SAC) def. Davoudi/McBride (SC), 8-1

To follow all the tournament action from this weekend, please visit the ITA website by clicking here.