Richardson Vies For Titles Sunday In Moraga
MORAGA, Calif. – Cal women's tennis junior Erin Richardson could walk away with two titles on Sunday at the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational, as the Golden Bear plays in the top-flights singles semifinals and – with Cami Brown – in the consolation doubles final at the Korth Tennis Center.
On Saturday in the A singles draw, Richardson defeated Fresno State's Pang Jittakoat, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3, in the round of 16 and beat the Gaels' Gabriela Tevez, 6-1, 6-2, in the quarterfinals. The Bournemouth, England, product will face Colorado's Antonia Balzert in one semifinal on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Also playing in the A singles round of 16, Cal senior Julia Rosenqvist – ranked 106th – lost to Fresno State's Matilde Magrini, 6-3, 6-1.
In the semifinals of the A doubles back draw, Brown and Richardson topped the Saint Mary's duo of Olivia Rook and Julia Ronney, 8-5, to reach Sunday's final.
The A doubles main draw also featured a Cal pair in the semifinals. But Julia Rosenqvist and Makenna Thiel fell to FSU's Jittakoat and Dalia Ahmed, 8-3.
Saint Mary's Fall Invitational
Oct. 2, 2021, in Moraga, Calif
Timothy Korth Tennis Complex
A Doubles Semifinal Round
Dalia Ahmed/Pang Jittakoat (Fresno State) def. Julia Rosenqvist/Makenna Thiel (Cal), 8-3
A Doubles Back Draw Semifinal Round
Cami Brown/Erin Richardson (Cal) def. Olivia Rook/Julia Ronney (Saint Mary's), 8-5
A Singles Round of 16
Erin Richardson (Cal) def. Pang Jittakoat (Fresno State), 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3
Matilde Magrini (Fresno State) def. No. 106 Julia Rosenqvist (Cal), 6-3, 6-1
A Singles Quarterfinal Round
Erin Richardson (Cal) def. Gabriela Tevez (Saint Mary's), 6-1, 6-2
A Singles Back Draw Round of 16
Cami Brown (Cal), bye
Yana Gurevich (UC Davis) def. Makenna Thiel (Cal), ret.
A Singles Back Draw Quarterfinal Round
A.C. Hummel (Fresno State) def. Cami Brown (Cal), 6-2, 7-6(1)
Extra Singles Matches
No. 106 Julia Rosenqvist (Cal) def. Mila Stanojevic (Colorado), 6-2, 6-3
Stefanie Silva (Saint Mary's) def. Cami Brown (Cal), 7-6(1), 6-0