BERKELEY, Calif. — Saint Mary’s will play their first matches of the new year this Friday as they head to Berkeley for the Cal Winter Invitational. Three other schools will be competing alongside the Gaels in the weekend tournament including Cal, Fresno State, and Cal Poly.
The Gaels plan to send seven women to compete in the tournament including Jana McCord, Danielle McIntyre, Kareena Manji, Emma Critser, Clementine Clement, Vanessa Nommensen, and Parminder Kaur. Doubles teams will consist of Clement/Critser, McCord/Kaur, and McIntyre/Manji.
In last year’s Cal Winter Invitational, the Gaels had a strong showing as both Critser and Nommensen went 3-0 in singles and advanced to the semifinal round before being edged on the final day of the tournament. On the doubles side, the duos of Kaur/Manji and Critser/Nommenson picked up wins for Saint Mary’s in the consolation round.
Weather permitting, the tournament will last from Jan. 13-15 and take place at the Hellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts in Berkeley. Matches taking place on the Hellman courts will be livestreamed here for free.
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