Berkeley, Calif. - The Tigers concluded the third day of the Cal Nike Invitational with confidence and a gain of experience. Regina Suarez's run through the consolation bracket came to an end in the semifinals, while Gergana Boncheva, Christiana Ferrari and Iveta Masarova all picked up singles wins in consolation play.
Head Women's Tennis Coach, Charlotte Scatliffe reflected, "Today was a game changer for the ladies. Each doubles team got off to a solid start and had the right frame of mind for each point of their doubles matches. Although they came up short in both matches it gave each player the momentum they needed to give them the extra spark to make the big moves they needed for their singles matches."
The pair of Boncheva and Suarez dropped their doubles contest against Fresno State, but Boncheva came back to defeat Saskia Angerer in three sets in her singles match. After Masarova and Ferrari came up short in doubles, each rallied for singles victories, as Ferrari dispatched with Sacramento State's Katharina Knoebl, and Masarova topped Santa Clara's Jessica Agra, both in straight sets.
"I was happy to see great effort and heart on all 4 singles matches today," Scatliffe continued. " Regina Suarez played all-out and aggressive in her semi finals singles match. Each point had her up at net having complete control and I like to see that. Ferrari, Boncheva, and Masarova had the stamina and the Tiger fight we needed on day three to get wins on their courts. This was our first tournament of the season. I am very excited for the next few weeks of practice so we can focus on specific things to get prepare ouselves for the next tournament, the Saint Mary's Invitational. I couldn't be more excited."
White ITA Singles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals
SAC SiobhanRyanBovey d. PAC Regina Suarez 6-4;7-5
Sunday RR Cons Singles -- Round Robin 1
PAC Gergana Boncheva d. SAC Saskia Angerer 7-5;2-6;1-0(2)
PAC Christiana Ferrari d. SAC Katharina Knoebl 3-6;4-3 Ret (inj)
PAC Iveta Masarova d. SC Jessica Agra 6-0;6-1
Sunday RR Cons Dbls -- Round Robin 1
FS Melissa McQueen - Olga Kirpicheva d. PAC Gergana Boncheva - Regina Suarez 8-3
SM Hanah Liljekvist - Liz Searl d. PAC Christiana Ferrari - Iveta Masarova 8-4