MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's women's tennis player Danielle Flores is keeping busy this summer by taking part in the ITA Summer Circuit that is making its way around Northern California.
Flores, who will be a junior when classes resume this fall, already has two notable results to her credit. The first came on her home court, as the San Diego, Calif. native won four matches at Saint Mary's from July 6-8 to claim the women's title. She defeated Brooke Irish 6-1, 5-7, 10-4 in her first match, then beat Mary Closs 6-4, 6-1 later that day to advance to the main draw semifinals.
The next day, Flores earned another impressive victory, knocking off Ellen Tsay 6-1, 7-6 to advance to the finals. She would win the title by default over former Gael star and current Dominican University head coach Alex Poorta, who could not play due to a scheduling conflict. Flores also teamed with Haley Driver to reach the doubles final, with the team of Tsay and Poorta pulling out a 9-7 victory.
One week later, Flores was back in action in Stockton, Calif., competing in the Summer Circuit event at Pacific. She won her first two matches, dropping a total of just seven games between the two straight-sets victories. Flores would fall 4-6, 3-6 to Katya Vasilyev in the final, but also reached the doubles final with Driver to cap another successful tournament.