MORAGA, Calif. — After a rainy morning, the Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team (9-6, 4-1 WCC) was able to take the courts in a highly anticipated West Coast Conference match versus San Diego (8-10, 4-1 WCC), handing the Toreros their first conference loss of the season with a 4-2 win.
The day’s action consisted of all six singles contests, as SMC was able to record victories in four of the six matches.
Playing on court 2, Clementine Clement displayed great defense and powerful offense in her straight-set victory over Daniela Morales, 6-2, 6-3.
Kareena Manji won her second match in a row, and seventh in the last 10 Saturday. Manji played as the No. 3 player, and delivered a clutch three-set victory. After winning the first set 6-4, Gemma Garcia bounced back with a long 7-6 second set. In the third frame, Manji played with an even high intensity to overpower Garcia, 6-2.
Parminder Kaur continued to impress for Saint Mary’s, claiming her fourth straight victory. She delivered a straight set, 6-1, 6-1 win as the No. 4 player for SMC.
Playing as the No. 6 player, Vanessa Nommensen won her third match of the dual season, defeating Sophia Chow, 6-3, 6-3.
The Gaels will continue their conference schedule on the road next week up in the Pacific Northwest. SMC will face off at Gonzaga on Friday, April 14, and wrap up the road trip at Portland on Saturday.
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