SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On a sunny afternoon at Degheri Tennis Center, the Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team once again put together a solid day of action, as the team added six more wins at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday.
Parminder Kaur and Vanessa Nommensen teamed up together to take down Farah and Zeina El Tawil of Santa Clara. Kaur and Nommensen cruised to an impressive 8-4 victory in the doubles contest. First year players Danielle McIntyre and Jacqueline Pelletier suffered a narrow loss, as the young duo fought hard, but fell, 8-6.
The Gaels continued to power past the competition in singles play. Nommensen strung together another victory on the day with her 6-3, 6-3 win over Giannina Ong of the Broncos. Kaur followed suit, as the senior cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 win.
Aside from the dominant wins, a pair of Gaels showed mental toughness on the court with tough, three-set victories. Pelletier got the job done after a slow start in her match. She defeated Daniella Silva of SCU, 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 to continue her impressive start as a Gael.
McIntyre also pushed hard for the hard-fought win in her singles match. The Melbourne, Australia native defeated Farah of SCU, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 to stay undefeated in the Bronco Invitational.
Updated draws and the latest results can be found on the tournament’s USTA website. The Bronco Invitational will conclude tomorrow as the first matches will begin at approximately 9 a.m.
ITA Sat Singles -- Round Robin
(SMC) Jacqueline Pelletier d. (SC) Daniella Silva 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-1
(SC) Madison Clarke d. (SMC) Kareena Manji 6-2, 6-2
(SMC) Danielle McIntyre d. (SC) Nabila Farah 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
(SMC) Parminder Kaur d. (SC) Zeina El Tawil 6-4, 6-3
(SMC) Vanessa Nommensen d. (SC) Giannina Ong 6-3;6-3
ITA Sat Doubles -- Round Robin
(SMC) Kaur/ Nommenson d. (SC) Farah/ Zeina El Tawil 8-4
(NEV) Grgelyova/ Morales d. (SMC) McIntyre/ Pelletier 8-6
(SM) McCord/ Manji d. (NEV) Delic/ Achlamov 8-6
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