STOCKTON, Calif. -- The Saint Mary's women's tennis team continued its run of impressive play against West Coast Conference opponents as the Gaels went on the road Saturday to beat Pacific 6-1 in Stockton.
With the win, Saint Mary's improves to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in WCC action. Pacific drops to 8-10 overall and 1-4 in conference.
Three strong doubles performances set the tone for the Gaels on Saturday as a clean sweep gave Saint Mary's the first point of the match. The pairs of Jenny Jullien and Parminder Kaur, Danielle Flores and Jade Frampton and Catherine Leduc and Jamie Pawid each won 8-1 to give the Gaels the early leg up on the Tigers.
Those performances carried into singles, with Frampton picking up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Francis Dean to make it 2-0 Saint Mary's. Kaur followed suit, beating Regina Suarez 6-3, 6-1 to bring the Gaels to within one point of a victory.
Catherine Leduc, ranked No. 101 in the nation in the latest ITA singles rankings, provided the clinching point as she defeated Gergana Boncheva 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4. Pacific picked up its lone win of the day due to a retirement at No. 2, but No. 76-ranked Jamie Pawid answered for Saint Mary's with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz at No. 3.
Jenny Jullien put the exclamation point on the day with a win at No. 1, beating Iveta Masarova 6-3, 6-3 to improve to 13-1 on the season. The defending WCC Player of the Year is 5-0 in conference play this year and is ranked No. 8 in the nation.
Saint Mary's stays on the road tomorrow as it heads back to the Central Valley for a match against Sacramento State. Start time for Sunday's action is scheduled for 1 p.m.