Oct. 14, 2007
MORAGA, Calif. - The California women's tennis team completed play today at the Saint Mary's Invitational on the courts of the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex in Moraga, Calif. The Golden Bears were represented at the tournament by junior Bojana Bobusic, redshirt junior Daron Moore and freshman Rachael Dillon. After heavy rains cancelled the first day of the invitational (Oct. 12) each player participated in the blue flight singles while Bobusic and Moore also teamed up to play in the blue flight doubles bracket.
In the blue flight singles round of 32, Bobusic defeated Santa Clara's Lindsay McBride in straight sets 6-0, 6-3. Moore and Dillon were not as fortunate, falling to opponents in the first round of play; Moore to San Francisco's Emma Taylor 7-5, 6-4 and Dillon 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) to Fresno State's Vanessa Heroux. Moore and Dillon each won consolation matches, completing their run at the invitational. Bobusic won in straight sets again in the round of 16 against Stanford's Jen Yen 6-0, 6-1 before falling to Saint Mary's Jessica Hoath 2-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (10-8) in the tournament quarterfinal.
In blue flight doubles play, Bobusic and Moore fell to Santa Clara's Andrea Kwong and Ashley Pane in a tight match, 9-8 (3) but bounced back to win their consolation quarterfinal match against San Francisco's Jenny Sperry and Mylene Martin 9-7. The duo would eventually bow out in the consolation semifinal to Portland's Lindsey Griffin and Megan Sporndli in an 8-6 decision.
The Bears will return to action for the ITA Regional Qualifier in Stanford, Calif. from Oct. 19-22. Winners at that tournament will gain automatic entry into the ITA National Indoor Championships held Nov. 1-4 in Columbus, Ohio. Senior Susie Babos is already qualified for the Indoor Championships by virtue of her championship at the All-American last week but will still participate in the regional tournament.
For complete tournament results from the 2007 Saint Mary's Invitational, visit www.tennisinformation.com
Blue Flight Singles Round of 16
CAL Bojana Bobusic d. ST Jen Yen 6-0;6-1
Blue Flight Singles Quarterfinal
SM Jessica Hoath d. CAL Bojana Bobusic 2-6;7-6(5);1-0(10-8)
Blue Flight Singles Consolation Quarterfinal
GON Aglaya Kokurina d. CAL Rachael Dillon 3-6;6-1;1-0(11-9)