October 1, 2012

Broncos Continue Play at Cal Invitational; Zaniewski Wins Singles Consolation Finals

Cal Nike Invitational Website

Santa Clara's women's tennis team continued play at the Cal Nike Invitational on Sunday with senior Alex Zaniewski winning the Gold ITA Singles Consolation Finals when her opponent withdrew due to injury.

"I am really proud of the team this weekend at Cal," said Bronco head coach Ben Cabell. "This is the best showing we have ever had at Cal.  It was a fantastic effort by Katie Le and Alex Zaniewski in the top flight.  The rest of the team fought hard during the three-day weekend.  It's a great sign of things to come for our season."

Zaniewski defeated Fresno State's Olga Kirpicheva 6-3 and 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Charlotte Newell won the White ITA Singles Consolation title with a default win over Sac State's Chyna Brown in the semi-finals. She went on to defeat Sac State's Siobhan Ryan Bovey 6-3, 6-4 to win the Consolation Finals.

In the Gold ITA Singles Semi-finals, Bronco junior Katie Le, ranked No. 41 nationally, fell 6-2; 5-7; 6-3 to the No. 1 seed, Zsofi Susanyi, of Cal.  Susanyi is ranked No. 5 nationally as Cal's No. 1 player.  The play at Cal was highlighted by Le advancing to the semi-finals of the Gold ITA Singles at Cal. Le defeated Cal's Annie Goransson 2-6;6-4;7-5.  Goransson is ranked No. 42 nationally.

Stephanie Skaras fell to Layla Sanders of UC Davis 6-4, 6-4 in the ITA Singles Semi-Finals.