April 26, 2012

No. 5 Women's Tennis Upsets No. 4 LMU 4-0; Play No. 1 Pepperdine Tomorrow

Santa Clara, Calif.—After ending No. 8 Gonzaga's WCC Championship run yesterday, No. 5 Santa Clara put up another convincing 4-0 win to upset No. 4 Loyola Marymount in San Diego, Calif. today. The Broncos move on to the semifinal match against No. 1 Pepperdine on Friday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m.

"I could not be more proud of the team today," said head coach Ben Cabell. "After losing to LMU in the regular season, we prepared well and came out with a lot of energy. And that transitioned into a solid win today."

Starting the day off with doubles, Broncos Katie Le and partner Jessica Agra led their match against Ashley Anderson and Tory Parravi to a 8-6 win. Kelly Lamble and Kacie Wagner then battled to pull out a tight 9-7 win and secure the doubles point.

In singles competition, No. 49 Le defeated April Bisharat in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot. At the No. 5 position, Jessica Agra closed out Miya Jin of LMU in straight sets also, 6-3, 6-3. Senior Kacie Wagner closed out the match with a win over Elisaveta Pironkova by a score of 7-6, 6-3. With Wagner's win, the remaining three singles matches stopped and the Broncos won 4-0.

If Santa Clara beats No. 1 seed Pepperdine tomorrow, it will advance to the championship match against the winner of the No. 2 Saint Mary's and No. 3 USD match on Sat., Apr. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Pepperdine has yet to play a match at the WCC Championships.

"With Pepperdine, we know all the pressure is on them. For us it is just another match. We know we have a chance and will put forth our best effort tomorrow to win in order to play for a championship," said Cabell.

Check back to SantaClaraBroncos.com for tomorrow's results.

No. 5 Santa Clara def. No. 4 LMU, 4-0

Doubles

Score

1. Katie Le/Jessica Agra (SCU) def. Ashley Anderson/Tory Parravi (LMU)

8-6

2. Kelly Lamble/Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Elisaveta Pironkova/Reka Rohonyi (LMU)

9-7

3. April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto (LMU) def. Brittany Warly/Stephanie Skaras (SCU)

8-1

 

Singles

Score

1. Katie Le (SCU) def. April Bisharat (LMU)

6-1, 6-2

2. Tory Parravi (LMU) vs. Alexandra Zaniewski (SCU)

DNF

3. Claudia Razzeto (LMU) vs. Kelly Lamble (SCU)

DNF

4. Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Elisaveta Pironkova (LMU)

7-6, 6-3

5. Jessica Agra (SCU) def. Miya Jin (LMU)

6-3, 6-3

6. Ashley Anderson (LMU) vs. Stephanie Skaras (SCU)

DNF

 

GO BRONCOS!