Dukic Leads Spartans At Saint Mary's Tennis

Moraga, Calif.-----Silvana Dukic picked up two singles including taking a 10-5 tiebreaker over Milica Zivanovic of Sacramento State to advance to a consolation semifinal round of the Saint Mary’s Invitational women’s tennis tournament.

Dukic outlasted Zivanovic, 6-7 (7-5) tiebreaker, 7-5 and won the third set tiebreaker, 10-5. The San Jose State senior knocked off Portland’s Tessa Trunnel, 6-1, 6-0, earlier in the day.

“Silvana battled her way through a very tight match. I’m very proud of her competitive spirit today,” said head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen about Dukic’s third match of the day and singles win over Zivanovic.

Amber Silverstone, who reached the quarterfinal round of the consolation singles, lost to Florence DeVyre of Nevada,1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6 tiebreaker).

Sanda Hadzisabic. Kerri Kummer and Olivia Marshall all lost their match in the first round of the consolation singles bracket.

Kummer, who teamed with Anna Guzman for the first time in college competition, came away with a consolation bracket championship. The San Jose State pair defeated Pacific’s Amber Abdullah and Clara Schuhmacher, 8-3.

Dukic is the only Spartan scheduled to be on the Saint Mary’s courts on October 12. She faces Saint Mary’s Molly Aloia in a semifinal round contest.

Saint Mary’s Invitational Women’s Tennis Results
Moraga, Calif.
October 11, 2008

Quarterfinal Round Championship Singles

Sasha Fisher (Pacific) def. Anna Guzman (San Jose State), 7-5, 6-0
Katarina Huba (Nevada) def. Jennifer Williams (San Jose State), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

First Round Consolation Singles

Silvana Dukic (San Jose State) def. Tessa Trunnel (Portland), 6-1, 6-0
Emma Shapiro (UC Davis) def. Sanda Hadzisabic (San Jose State), 6-2, 6-1
Kacie Wagner (Santa Clara) def. Kerri Kummer (San Jose State), 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Stefanie Doolittl (Portalnd) def. Olivia Marshall (San Jose State), 6-3, 6-0
Amber Silverstone (San Jose State) def. Desriee Stone (UC Davis), walk-over

Quarterfinal Round Consolation Singles

Silvana Dukic (San Jose State) def. Milica Zivanovic (Sacramento State), 6-7 (7-5); 7-5, 1-0 (10-5 tiebreaker)
Florence DeVyre (Nevada) def. Amber Silverstone (San Jose State), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6 tiebreaker)
Andrea Gaitan (USF) def. Cassandra Borjon (San Jose State), 6-0, 6-2

Quarterfinal Consolation Doubles

Hadzisabic/Dukic (San Jose State), bye

Semifinal Round Consolation Doubles
Gullikson/Doolittl (Portland) def. Hadzisabic/Dukic (San Jose State), 8-2

Championship Consolation Doubles
Guzman/K. Kummer (San Jose State) def. Abdallah/Schuhmacher (Pacific), 8-6