Women's Tennis Rolls On Day 1 At Saint Mary's Fall Invitational

Miyo Kobayashi went undefeated in both doubles and singles matches
Oct. 7, 2016

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

A Bracket

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.

B Bracket
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.  

A Bracket
32      Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Stephanie Lin (CAL), 6-3,6-4.
32      Jessie Lee (UCD) def. Marine Dans (SJSU), 6-2,6-1.

B Bracket
32      Diane Flament (SJSU) def. Caraline Patterson (SCU): 6-2,7-5.
32      Tamara Culibrk [3] (SJSU) – Bye