Women's Tennis Wraps Second Day at Saint Mary's Invitational

Oct. 17, 2009

MORAGA, Calif. - California women's tennis senior Kasia Siwosz advanced to White Flight singles semifinal at the 2009 Saint Mary's Invitational Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex. The first-year Golden Bear took a 6-1, 6-2 victory over the draw's top-seeded Maria Meliuk of Sacramento State.

In the top bracket, freshman Annie Goransson was eliminated in the Red Flight singles quarterfinal as she fell, 6-0, 6-1, to the second-seeded No. 69-ranked Jenifer Widjaja of Pacific. Fifth-seeded sophomore Stephany Chang suffered a similar fate as she was defeated, 6-1, 6-2, by the third seed, Stacy Tan of Stanford.

The Bears had two pairs in the Red Flight doubles quarterfinal but only one was able to advance. Freshman Tayler Davis teamed up with Goransson to take out the top-seeded duo of Lindsay Burdette and Tan from Stanford, 9-7. Davis and Goransson were later eliminated in the semifinal by the fourth-seeded tandem of Catherine Isip and Ana Chikhikvishvili of Saint Mary's. Cal's other doubles team of Chang and Siwosz fell, 8-6, to Claire Soper and Alexandra Poorta of Saint Mary's in the quarterfinal.

Freshman Nelly Radeva and sophomore Catalina Visico advanced to the White Flight doubles semifinal as the pair defeated Aleksandra Krsljanin and Vanja Radunovic of Washington, 9-8, with a 7-4 advantage in the tiebreaker. In the semifinal, the duo met its match and lost an 8-1 decision to Carmen Pham and Alexandra Zaniewski of Santa Clara.

In singles consolation matches, Visico earned a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Maria Garcia-Planas Albert of Loyola-Marymount; Davis defeated Stefanie Doolittle of Portland, 6-3, 6-2; and Radeva earned a 6-1, 6-3 win over Bianca Modoc of Fresno State.

Siwosz will play in her White Flight singles semifinal on Sunday, Oct. 18, at approximately 9:30 a.m. PT. For complete results, draws and schedules, please visit www.tennisinformation.com and search for tournament ID No. 5192776.

2009 Saint Mary's Invitational ResultsTimothy Korth Tennis Complex | Moraga, Calif.Saturday, October 17 - Day 2

Red Flight Singles - Quarterfinal[2] No. 69 Jenifer Widjaja (UOP) def. Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-0, 6-1[3] Stacy Tan (STAN) def. [5] Stephany Chang (CAL) 6-1, 6-2

White Flight Singles - QuarterfinalKasia Siwosz (CAL) def. [1] Maria Meliuk (SAC) 6-1, 6-2

Blue Flight Singles ConsolationCatalina Visico (CAL) def. Maria Garcia-Planas Albert (LMU) 6-4, 6-4

Consolation Singles Round RobinTayler Davis (CAL) def. Stefanie Doolittle (POR) 6-3, 6-2Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Bianca Modoc (FSU) 6-1, 6-3

Red Flight Doubles - QuarterfinalDavis/Goransson (CAL) def. [1] Burdette/Tan (STAN) 9-7Poorta/Soper (SMC) def. Chang/Siwosz (CAL) 8-6

Red Flight Doubles - Semifinal[4] Isip/Chikhikvishvili (SMC) def. Davis/Goransson (CAL) 9-7

White Flight Doubles - QuarterfinalRadeva/Visico (CAL) def. Krsljanin/Radunovic (UW) 9-8(4)

White Flight Doubles - SemifinalPham/Zaniewski (SCU) def. Radeva/Visico (CAL) 8-1

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