Tigers Win Nine Matches In Final Day At Saint Mary's Invitational

Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz
Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz

Moraga, Calif. - The Pacific women's tennis team completed its final day of action at the Saint Mary's Invitational on Sunday, October 26.

"Today was another successful day for our team," said Head Coach Charlotte Scatliffe. "It was awesome to be one of the last teams still in the tournament on the final day of competition.  Franis Dean blew past her first two days of competition only dropping one game then returned today and upset the No. 2 seed in atough third set tie breaker. She then went on to beat the No. 4 seed in the semi-finals from St. Marys in a third set breaker. Cristina Saenz De Buruaga had a game changer kind of day, playing the best tennis I have seen from her to date. Christiana Ferrari displayed some extra fight and true Tiger grit today closing out two matches in third set breakers. Due to the rain, the tournament was unable to finish but having Francis in the main draw finals and Cristina and Christiana in the finals of the consolation is a good feeling and shows our hard work paying off. We look forward to heading back to Stockton for a few good days of practice before heading to Fresno for the Bulldog Classic next weekend."

Red Doubles Main Draw
(SJSU) Ray/Cubukcu vs (PAC) Ritterova/Masarova 8-7 (3)

White Singles Consolation Draw
(PAC) Cristina Saenz De Buruaga def (CP) Molly Reede 6-3, 7-5
(PAC) Christiana Ferrari vs (UW) Sofia Bott 6-1, 7-6(0)
(PAC) Cristina Saenz De Buruaga def (SJ) Jessica Willet 6-1, 6-2
(PAC) Christiana Ferrari def (DAV) Samantha Martino 2-6, 7-6(2), (10)
Semi-finals: (PAC) Cristina Saenz De Buruaga def (DAV) Tiffany Pham 6-0, 6-2.
Semi-finals: (PAC) Christiana Ferrari vs (FS) Tanya Murtagh 6-1, 6-4

White Singles Main Draw
(PAC) Francis Dean def (UW) Angela Chen 6-3, 0-6 (8)
(PAC) Francis Dean def (SM) Parminar Kaur 6-0, 6-3 (5)

Singles Round Robin
(CP) Emily Gibbens def (PAC) Regina Suarez 6-3, 6-0
(PAC) Iveta Masarova def(GON) Alex Bourguignon 6-4, 6-2
(GON) Kylie Peek def (PAC) Gergana Boncheva 0-6, 3-6, (5)

Doubles Round Robin
(SC) Cooke/Farah def (PAC) Dean/Boncheva 8-3
(FS) Sherif Ahmed/Murtagh def (PAC) Suarez/Saenz De Buruaga 8-6