Pacific Has Stand Out First Day At Saint Mary's Invitational

Hana Ritterova (photo by Keith Sanpei)
Hana Ritterova (photo by Keith Sanpei)

Moraga, Calif. - The Pacific women's tennis team had an outstanding first day at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Friday, October 24.

Hana Ritterova and Iveta Masarova advanced to the round of 16 in the Red Doubles Main Draw. Ritterova also moved to the round of 16 in the Red Singles Main Draw.

"It was a great day for the Tigers today," said Head Coach Charlotte Scatliffe. "Today was the best start of a tournament we've had since I've been here. Hana and Iveta deserve to be highlighted for their stellar doubles performances as well as their incredible energy. They play in in the top draw semifinals tomorrow. Hana is also in the top draw round of 16 for singles after a great win in three sets. Other singles wins today were achieved by Gergana, Francis and Regina who all remain in the main draw of their flights. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and watching the ladies continue to compete and improve."

Red Singles Main Draw:
(USF) Marina Nikolic def (PAC) Iveta Masarova 6-3, 6-2
(PAC) Hana Ritterova def (GON) Alex Bourguignon 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-4

White Singles Main Draw:
(UW) (1)Miki Kobayashi def (PAC) Cristina Saenz De Buruaga Ruiz 6-2, 6-3
(PAC) Gergana Boncheva def (SAC) (6) Anna Nau 6-4, 4-0 ret.
(USF) Milhadzi-Tanovic def (PAC) Christiana Ferrari  1-6, 6-2, 6-2
(PAC) Francis Dean def (SC) Danille Zinn 6-0, 6-0

Blue Singles Main Draw:
(PAC) Regina Suarez def (SC) Elaine Chesoni 6-2, 6-3

Red Draw Doubles
(PAC) Masarova/Ritterova def (CP) Gibbons/Oedekerk 8-4
(PAC) Masarova/Ritterova def (FS) Sherif Ahmed/Murtagh 8-2

White Draw Doubles
(SJSU)(1)Bacelar/Klocker def (PAC) Ferrari/Dean 8-5
(PAC) Suarez/Sanez De Buruaga Ruiz def (SJSU) Willet/Pahz 8-6
(DAV) Sleiffer/Kecki def (PAC) Suarez/Sanez De Buruaga Ruiz 8-7 (0)
(SAC) Nau/Tryovich def (PAC) Boncheva/(SC)Zinn 8-1

White Doubles Draw Consolation:
(CP) Stone/Reede def (PAC) Ferrari/Dean 8-7 (1)
(GON) Bourguignon/Koehler def (PAC) Boncheva/(SC)Zinn 8-4