Cal Advances at Saint Mary's Invitational

Oct. 15, 2006

MORAGA, Calif. - Freshman Nina Henkel and junior Daron Moore of the California women's tennis team advance after the second day of competition at the Saint Mary's Invitation in Moraga.

Sophomore Claire Ilcinkas started out the tournament with a bye in the singles round of 32. Ilcinkas went on to defeat Erin Young of Saint Mary's College 7-5, 6-3, in the singles round of 16. Ilcinkas lost (6-2,6-1) to Maria Mizyuk in the quarterfinals.

In more singles action, Freshman Nina Henkel began her tournament with a bye on the round of 32. Henkel defeated Mylene Martin in the round of 16 and Alice Hall in the quarterfinals by scores of 6-0,6-3 and 6-2,6-4 respectively. The Cal freshman fell to Lindsay Burdette of Stanford in the semifinals.

Junior Daron Moore lost her first singles match of the tournament against Desiree Stone by a score of 6-2,2-6,7-6(6). In the consolation bracket Moore won her first match against Courtney Koenigsfeld 6-4,4-6.1-0(7), but fell to Bruna Paes 1-6,6-3,1-0(7) in the semifinals.

On the doubles court Henkel and Moore won their round of 16 match against Guier and Kappel of UC Davis by a score of 8-0. The Cal duo won their quarterfinal match against Nevada's Dinh and Tan 8-3. Henkel and Moore will take on Femke and Nienke Strybis of Saint Mary's College in semifinal action on Sunday.

The Saint Mary's Invitational will conclude Sunday October 15.

California Results

Singles Round of 32(UCD) Desiree Stone d. (Cal) Daron Moore, 6-2,2-6,7-6(6)(Cal) Nina Henkel (2) -Bye(Cal) Claire Ilcinkas (5)-Bye

Singles Round of 16(Cal) Nina Henkel (2) d. (USF) Mylene Martin, 6-0,6-3(Cal) Claire Ilcinkas (5) d. (SMC) Erin Young, 7-5, 6-3

Singles Quarterfinal(Cal) Nina Henkel (2) d. (Nevada) Alice Hall, 6-2,6-4(Nevada) Maria Mizyuk d. (Cal) Claire Ilcinkas (5), 6-2,6-1

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals(Cal) Daron Moore d. (SJSU) Courtney Koenigsfeld, 6-4,4-6,1-0(7)

Singles Consolation Semifinals(Freson) Bruna Paes d. (Cal) Daron Moore, 1-6,6-3,1-0(7)

Doubles Round of 16(Cal) Daron Moore(1)/Nina Henkel d.(UCD) Robin Guier/Jenna Kappel, 8-0

Doubles Quarterfinals(Cal) Daron Moore(1)/Nina Henkel d.(Nevada) Ly-houng Dinh/Laetitia Tan, 8-3

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