Oct. 14, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The Bronco women's tennis team are back out on the road this weekend for their second preseason tournament at the Saint Mary's Invitational tournament in Moraga. Last weekend the young squad competed at Cal Nike Invitational and came away with some valuable experiences and a few wins as well.
Freshman Maggie McGeorge picked up her first collegiate win of her career against Long Beach State's Anna Jeczmionka 6-2, 6-0 before falling ill for the rest of tournament play. Sophomore Isabelle Hoy also picked up a win against WCC rival Andrea Gaitan from USF, 6-1, 6-1 and later defeated USF's Julia Wartenburger as well (4-6, 6-2, 1-0) before falling in the semi final round. Fellow sophomore Kimmi Cox had a great performance as well, defeating USF's Jessy Mekpoh (5-7, 6-3, 1-0).
In doubles play, freshman Alexandra Zaniewski and Hoy defeated BYU's Andie Young and Elizaveta Ezhova 9-8, and then went on to defeat Long Beach State's Anna Jeczmionka and Julie Luzar 9-7 before falling in the final rounds.
"The level of competition at the Cal Invitational was very high with a lot of nationally-ranked players, so for the first time out I think we played very well," said Bronco head coach Ben Cabell. "We beat some players that we had previously lost to before which we believe is a good measure of how we're doing so far."
Cabell is optimistic about this weekend's tournament at Saint Mary's. "We should be able to beat a few more teams; hopefully we can win a few more matches and go further in the draw. We also plan to move around the doubles pairings to get an idea of who plays well together. The team has been working very hard and it's good to know that this group will be together for a long time."
The Broncos will travel to Moraga this Friday, check here for updates on the tournament throughout the weekend.