Day One Results from the Cal Nike Invitational

Sept. 29, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - The 2006 ASU Women's Tennis team kicked off their fall tournament schedule Friday afternoon in Berkeley at the Cal Nike Invitational. The day saw senior Rebecca Rankin advance to the quarterfinals in the Gold Singles bracket and in the Gold Doubles bracket with teammate Sabrina Capannolo.

Kicking off the day with the Blue Singles bracket, Amanda Martin stepped up in the round of 32 to defeat Saint Mary's Caitlin Aloia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. The Devils fell in the Blue Singles round of 16 though with Jessica Leitch, Laila Abdala and Amanda Martin all falling to their opponents .

In the Blue Doubles bracket the Sun Devil duo of Jessica Leitch and Nadia Abdala topped USF's Jessica Kapoor and Nisha Dixit in an 8-0 shutout. The duo fell in quarterfinals though as they were defeated by Arizona Kasia Jakowlew and Natalia Toporowska 8-3.

In the Gold Singles bracket Rebecca Rankin and Roxanne Clarke stepped up to advance to quarterfinals as Rankin beat Cal's Mar Ravelojaona in straight sets followed with Clarke rallying to defeat Fresno State's Danon Beatty 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to advance to tomorrow's quarterfinals.

In the Gold Doubles bracket Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke teamed up to take down Fresno State's Danon Beatty and Tinesta Rowe 8-4 to advance to semifinal competition.

The Cal Nike Invitational will roll on tomorrow in Berkeley as the Sun Devil fight to advance in the tournament.


Results from Day One of the Cal Nike Invitational:

Blue Singles -- Round of 32

ASU Amanda Martin d. SM Caitlin Aloia  6-1;4-6;6-4



Blue Singles -- Round of 16

ST Megan Doheny d. ASU Jessica Leitch[3]  6-3;4-6;6-4

CAL Bojana Bobusic d. ASU Laila Abdala[4]  6-2;6-2
USF Jenny Sperry d. ASU Amanda Martin  6-4;6-0



Blue Doubles -- Round of 16

ASU Jessica Leitch - ASU Nadia Abdala d. USF Jessica Kapoor - USF Nisha Dixit  8-0



Blue Doubles -- Quarterfinals

AZ Kasia Jakowlew - AZ NataliaToporowska d. ASU Jessica Leitch - ASU Nadia Abdala  8-3



Gold Singles -- Round of 32

ASU Rebecca Rankin d. ST Leila Hodzic  7-5;7-5

ASU Sabrina Capannolo[4] d. USF EmmaTaylor  6-1;6-1

PAC JolantaTwarowska d. ASU Kady Pooler  6-3;5-7;6-4



Gold Singles -- Round of 16

ASU Rebecca Rankin d. CAL Mar. Ravelojaona[7]  6-2;6-2
FS Tinesta Rowe d. ASU Sabrina Capannolo[4]  7-5;4-6;6-3

ASU Roxanne Clarke[3] d. FS Danon Beatty  6-4;4-6;6-2



Gold Singles Consolations -- Round 1

SM Aude Lambert[8] d. ASU Kady Pooler  6-3;6-3



Gold Doubles -- Round of 16

ASU Rebecca Rankin - ASU Sabrina Capannolo d. LBS Rachel Porz - LBS Steph Bengson  8-6



Gold Doubles - Quarterfinals

SM Aude Lambert[3] - SM Jessica Hoath[3] d. ASU Rebecca Rankin - ASU Sabrina Capannolo  8-5


Kady Pooler[2] - ASU Roxanne Clarke[2] d. FS Danon Beatty - FS Tinesta Rowe  8-4


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