Fresno, Calif.- At the first day of the Fresno State Bulldog Classic, the Tigers excelled in their singles matches. Each of the Tigers that competed in today's competitions walked away with a victory in the singles bracket.
Sophomore Iveta Masarova collected two wins in the singles competitions against Saint Mary's College's Liz Searl and Calfornia State Univeristy Stanislaus, both in straight sets. Other Tigers earning victories in straight sets included sophomore Regina Suarez, sophomore Gergana Boncheva, and freshman Christiana Ferrari.
Ferrari and Suarez both posted impressive scores of 6-1, 6-1 matches in singles while Gergana Boncheva made a fierce comeback to claim the match with swiftness, earning a final score of 7-5, 6-0 in her battle against Loyola Marymount's Logen Finnell.
When asked about the first day of the Fresno State Bulldog Classic, Head Women's Tennis Coach Charlotte Scatliffe stated, The Lady Tigers were shaken up a bit after having a slow start in their doubles matches this morning. They bounced back all posting wins in singles today. Iveta had back to back singles wins showing her stamina and leadership on court. Regina completely stuck to the game plan we have been working on and I was happy to see her keep her leads.
Coach later went on to state, "Christiana took down her first opponent as she exhausted her opponent and battled tough against her second round match taking on Melissa Arthur from Saint Marys into a 3 set that finished this evening at 7:30pm. I was most impressed with Gergana Boncheva's play today. She completely stuck to her game plan and took down her opponent Logen Finnell from LMU 7-5, 6-0. We were out there for 12 hours today but that is what the Fall is for. To get tough. I am pleased that today everyone left with a win today as this is our last Fall tournament of the year and I want winning to become our habit. I am looking forward to tomorrows matches and hope to get the good start we need with doubles."
(NEV) Maslova/ (FS) Susdorf def (PAC) Chrisitiana Ferrari/Regina Suarez 9-7