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.
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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