March 26, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Santa Clara women's tennis team defeated Portland State 6-1 on the road Wednesday afternoon. The Broncos earned the doubles point and Carmen Pham's singles victory at the No. 4 spot clinched the win.
The Broncos won the doubles points with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. The point came down to the No. 3 doubles match between Myra Davoudi and Lindsay McBride and Stephanie Fuchs and Anya Dalkin. The match went to a tiebreaker and the Broncos posted a final score of 9-8(4).
Heading into singles action with a 1-0 lead, Santa Clara registered wins at the No. 2-6 spots. Davoudi fought back in the second set to defeat Fuchs (6-4, 7-6(1)) at second singles, while McBride earned a (6-1, 6-2) win at third singles.
Pham's (6-3, 6-2) triumph at the No. 4 spot sealed the deal for the Broncos. Ashley Pane also registered a straight set victory (6-2, 6-1) over Alyssa Ferry at No. 5 singles. Courtney Hull earned the final point for Santa Clara at the sixth spot with a (6-3, 2-6, 10-5) win.
The Broncos remain in Portland and battle the Pilots in West Coast Conference action on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Head Coach Ben Cabell on winning the doubles point:
"Winning the doubles point is always crucial and it was a very close fight. We lost quick at No. 1 and won quickly at No. 2. It really came down to No. 3 doubles and they were able to pull out the win."
On the seniors performance:
"The two seniors (Davoudi and McBride) that competed for us today played very well. They really showed off there experience."
On Myra Davoudi's performance:
"Davoudi played a very good singles match. She competed against a very solid Portland State player. She came back from behind to win the second set and I believe once she won her match we all felt that we could win this contest."
Santa Clara 6, Portland State 1
1. Knox/Pfilbsen (PS) def. Galainena/Pane (SCU), 8-2
2. Pham/Hull (SCU) def. Stocking/Ferry (PS), 8-4
3. Davoudi/McBride (SCU) def. Fuchs/Dalkin (PS), 9-8(4)
1. Lacey Pflibsen (PS) def. Stephanie Galainena (SCU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
2. Myra Davoudi (SCU) def. Stephanie Fuchs (PS), 6-4, 7-6(1)
3. Lindsay McBride (SCU) def. Molly Knox (PS), 6-1, 6-2
4. Carmen Pham (SCU) def. Anya Dalkin (PS), 6-3, 6-2
5. Ashley Pane (SCU) def. Alyssa Ferry (PS), 6-2, 6-1
6. Courtney Hull (SCU) def. Caitlin Stocking (PS), 6-3, 2-6, 10-5