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Jacqueline Pelletier collected a win court 2 for the Gaels versus Davis.
Jacqueline Pelletier collected a win court 2 for the Gaels versus Davis.
WTEN | Gaels Pull Through with 4-3 Win Over Davis
Release: Tuesday 03/13/2017 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. — The Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team (4-5) won its second-straight match in an impressive 4-3 win over a very strong UC Davis squad Sunday afternoon at Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

The Gaels started the day strong in doubles action. SMC claimed victories on courts 1 and 3 to go up, 1-0 early. In a changeup, the top duo was Jana McCord and Kareena Manji. The tandem continued to produce solid results, winning 6-2 for the first victory of the day.

Clementine Clement and Jacqueline Pelletier blanked their opponents, 6-0 to clinch the early advantage.

Singles proved to be a tight battle, as both teams played strong, smart tennis in every court.

“We came out a little flat in singles action, but our players continued to show character to come through some tough moments,” said Saint Mary’s associate head coach Simon Harston. “UC Davis is a very good team and singles was a real battle on all six courts.”

McCord nearly captured her fourth win of the dual season as the top singles player, but fell in a three-set marathon.

First year player Jacqueline Pelletier continued to flash her high potential with the 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory on court 2.

Manji took care of business in the four-spot for the Gaels, winning her match 7-6, 6-1. Danielle McIntyre cruised to her third win of the dual season with the convincing 6-2, 6-4 win.

The Gaels will continue their homestand this Sunday, March 19 versus Sacramento State. First serve is set for 12 p.m. at Timothy Korth Tennis Complex. 


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