Women’s Tennis Rounds Out Day One Of Cal Fall Invitational

Women’s Tennis Rounds Out Day One Of Cal Fall Invitational

BERKELEY, Calif. - The Pacific women's tennis team began play at the annual Cal Fall Invitational Friday as they competed in a full schedule of tennis. Yuki Asami, Jessica Kaye, Dohee Lee, Anneroos Nederstigt, Anna Ramos Vinolas, Sabrina Rodriguez, Maayan Sela and Karina Vyrlan all traveled to Berkeley for a chance to be crowned a champion.

Doubles was first on the day as Nederstigt and Sela paired up again in an eight game pro-set format, which is won by the team who reaches eight games first winning by a margin of two sets. The pair lost their first doubles match of the tournament 8-1, while Lee and Vinolas also fell 8-1. To round out doubles for the morning, Asami and Vyrlan dropped their first doubles match, 8-3.

In singles action, Pacific was busy with all seven Tigers seeing action on the court. Rodriguez won her match of the afternoon 6-1, 6-2 to move on in the Saturday's main draw action.

Kaye dropped her first match 6-0, 6-1 and was then moved to the consolation bracket where she dropped her second match, 6-2, 6-1, while Nederstigt also lost her first match 6-3, 6-4 as she moves to the consolation bracket on Saturday.

Lee was victorious in her first match Friday winning in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5. Although she strongly moved on to the second round of the main draw she had to retire her second match, which was locked at 4-5 due to injury.

Vyrlan had one of the longest matches of the day. First, she went up against the No. 1 seed Olivia Hauger of Cal and fell, 6-2, 6-2 and then competed in the consolation bracket where she held on to win in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 17-15. Vinolas won her first match by default which put her in the next round in the main draw bracket, but fell in her second match in straight sets, 6-4, 5-7.

Asami also dropped her first match, 6-1, 6-1 but bounced back in the consolation bracket, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3 defeating Sophia Bendetti from UCLA, while Sela won her first match against fellow West Coast Conference foe Kate Cusick from BYU, taking it three sets, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-2 in a thrilling match which moved onto the next round in main draw. She then went up against the three-seed Jada Hart, another Bruin, where she fought tough but fell 6-1, 6-0.

"We didn't have the results we were hoping for in doubles, but I was happy to see how we bounced back on the singles court," said head coach Tina Samara. "We battled through some really tough matches and came away with a few solid wins. These fall tournaments are demanding both physically and mentally with long days and a lot of matches and today we got better."

Tournament play continues Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts and live streaming will be available for six courts at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

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