MORAGA, Calif. – The San José State women’s tennis team started strong on the first day of the Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational with four doubles wins. The Spartans also went 2-1 in singles action.
“I was pleased with the doubles teams today,” said SJSU head coach Chad Skorupka. “Both teams were serving well and that got them off to a good start.”
Senior Marine Dans and sophomore Miyo Kobayashi took out Susanne Boyden and Ilana Oleynik of Cal Poly, 8-6, before defeating Cal’s duo of Alexis Nelson and Maria Smith 8-5 in the “A” bracket. On Saturday, they will take on Jana McCord and Jacqueline Pelletier of Saint Mary’s, who are seeded #2 in the bracket, in a quarterfinals match.
In the “B” bracket, freshmen Tamara Culibrk and Diane Flament posted an 8-3 victory against Sacramento State’s Louisa Brunetti and Sofia Gulnova. They went on to defeat Hanna Borjeson and Anna Sokiran of San Francisco 8-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the “B” Bracket.
In singles action, Kobayashi defeated Stephanie Lin of Cal, 6-3, 6-4, in the round of 32 in the “A” bracket. Also in the “A” bracket, Dans lost to Jessie Lee of UC Davis, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
In the “B” bracket singles, Flament advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-2, 7-5 win against Santa Clara’s Caraline Patterson. Culibrk, seeded #3 in the bracket, received a bye.
Doubles action gets underway Saturday, October 8, at 9:00 a.m. Singles matches start at 10:30 a.m.
“We have six singles matches tomorrow," said Skorupka. "The competition will be much stronger."
Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational
Timothy Korth Tennis Complex (Moraga, Calif.)
Friday, October 7, 2016 Results
16 Marine Dans/Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Susanne Boyden/Ilana Oleynik (CAL POLY), 8-6.
QF Marine Dans/Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Alexis Nelson/Maria Smith (CAL), 8-5.
16 Tamara Culibrk/Diane Flament (SJSU) def. Louisa Brunetti/Sofia Gulnova (SAC), 8-3.
QF Tamara Culibrk/Diane Flament (SJSU) def. Hanna Borjeson/Anna Sokiran (USF), 8-2.
32 Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Stephanie Lin (CAL), 6-3,6-4.
32 Jessie Lee (UCD) def. Marine Dans (SJSU), 6-2,6-1.
32 Diane Flament (SJSU) def. Caraline Patterson (SCU): 6-2,7-5.
32 Tamara Culibrk  (SJSU) – Bye