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Jamie Pawid clinched the win Sunday with a win at No. 3 singles.
Jamie Pawid clinched the win Sunday with a win at No. 3 singles.
WTEN | Weather Can't Deter Gaels In Win Over Fresno State
Release: Tuesday 02/02/2014 
by SMC Athletics

STOCKTON, Calif. -- Rain in the Bay Area cast doubt over whether the Saint Mary's women's tennis team would actually get a chance to play against No. 55-ranked Fresno State Sunday.

Once they found a place to play, the No. 37-ranked Gaels rolled to their second win of the spring with a 4-0 win.

The two teams played in between Moraga and Fresno, taking the court at the West Lane Club in Stockton. And, it was Saint Mary's that picked up the first point of the day, taking two of three doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead.

Danielle Flores and Jamie Pawid got the first win of the day, beating Sofya Malysheva and Tanya Murtagh 6-2. After Fresno State got a win of its own at No. 3, Jenny Jullien and Parminder Kaur notched their first win over a ranked opponent this season, beating No. 44 Aishwarya Agrawal and Claire Yang 7-5 to give SMC the point.

The teams had to get a bit creative in singles given that they had only three courts to play on. So, No. 1, 3 and 5 singles went on first and Saint Mary's wasted no time in clinching a victory. The No. 7-ranked player in the country, Jenny Jullien, got the first win for Saint Mary's with a 6-2, 6-0 win over No. 104 Sophie Watts.

Catherine Leduc picked up the next win for Saint Mary's, beating Anneka Watts 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5. Jamie Pawid clinched the victory, defeating Agrawal 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 in a super-tiebreaker. Both Pawid and Jullien remained undefeated on the season with their wins, as Jullien improved to 4-0 and Pawid moved to 5-0.

Saint Mary's returns to action on Saturday when it travels to the South Bay to take on Stanford at noon. The Gaels notched their biggest win of the season at Stanford last year, defeating the then No. 7-ranked Cardinal 4-3.