Women's Tennis Falls in Nail-Bitter to Santa Clara in WCC Second Round
Lions lose tight matches with Broncos, falling in tiebreakers.
April 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- LMU women’s tennis fell to fifth-seeded Santa Clara Thursday at the West Coast Conference Tennis Championships, 4-0. The fourth-seeded Lions (9-16, 5-3 WCC) were close in several matches, within points of winning tiebreakers in doubles and in the first sets of singles, but fell to the Broncos (13-10, 4-4 WCC).
The match was similar to the close, regular season match played at Santa Clara which was won by Lions, 4-3. LMU lost the doubles point in that match, but were able to overcome the deficit with the majority of singles victories. Thursday's match started in the same fashion, and included close singles matches, but the Lions were not able to win the tiebreakers this time.
The only victory for the Lions in doubles was on court three where April Bisharat and Claudia Razzeto defeated Brittany Warly and Stephanie Skaras, 8-1. Ashley Anderson and Tory Parravi fell in #1 doubles to Katie Le and Jessica Agra, 8-6. On court two, Kelly Lamble and Kacie Wagner beat Elisaveta Pironkova and Reka Rohonyi, 9-7.
In singles, April Bisharat fell to Katie Le in #1 singles, 6-1, 6-2. On court four, Kacie Wagner defeated Elisaveta Pironkova, 7-6, 6-3. Miya Jin fell to Jessica Agra, 6-3, 6-3 to secure the match for the Broncos.
The other three singles matches were abandoned after the match point was decided on court five.
The Lions conclude their season 9-16 with a 5-3 record in the WCC for fourth-place place, exceeding the preseason coaches’ prediction of sixth and last season’s fifth place finish.