March 15, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Broncos' women's tennis team rolled over Cal State Bakersfield Saturday afternoon 6-1 at the Degheri Tennis Center. The Broncos dominated singles play, which was played before doubles matches due to windy weather conditions. The women played strong matches across the board, nearly sweeping the match.
In singles action, the Broncos went 5-1. Both Stephanie Galainena and Courtney Hull swept their respective opponents, Leslie Bagley and Ashlee Thorneycroft, 6-0, 6-0. Their dominant play was consistent throughout all six singles matches.
It was the same story in doubles as the Broncos won all three matches. Lindsey McBride and Carmen Pham swept the CSUB doubles team of Sara Mijwel and Ashlee Thorneycroft 8-0.
The Broncos next match up is against Wyoming at the Degheri Tennis Center on Saturday, March 22. The match is set to start at 10 a.m.
Head Coach Ben Cabell on : "We had to adjust to CSUB's different style of play. They didn't hit the ball as hard, but our girls were able to make the adjustment early on and competed well."
Cabell on weather conditions: "Because of the weather we played singles before doubles, but our girls were able to keep their intensity and focus going from their singles matches and carry it over to doubles."
Cabell on heading into conference play: "I think this win is going to build some momentum for us and help us out as we go in to some tough conference games ahead."
Santa Clara 6, Cal State Bakersfield 1
1. SCU Stephanie Galainena def. CSUB Ashlee Thorneycroft 6-0, 6-0
2. CSUB Kati Lynott def. SCU Myra Davoudi 6-4, 6-4
3. SCU Lindsay McBride def. CSUB Sara Mijwel 6-2, 6-0
4. SCU Carmen Pham def. CSUB Isaabella Kasselstrand 6-0, 6-2
5. SCU Ashley Pane def. CSUB Kaydee Graham 6-1, 6-0
6. SCU Courney Hull def. CSUB Leslie Bagley 6-0, 6-0
1. SCU Davoudi/Galainena def. CSUB Lynott/Graham 8-1
2. SCU McBride/Pham def. CSUB Mijwel/Thorneycroft 8-0
3. SCU Pane/Hull def. CSUB Bagley/Kasselstrand 8-0