The Seattle University women’s tennis team saw success in
various consolation brackets of the BSU Jack Taylor Classic Saturday, winning
or advancing in five different brackets at the tournament held in Boise, Idaho.
Both Corinne Wurden (Poulsbo, Wash.) and Sarah Lucas (Las
Vegas, Nev.) advanced to the semi-finals of a consolation bracket in the Orange
Flight Saturday morning. Wurden took down Boise State’s Anissa Bryant-Swift in consecutive
6-3 sets to earn a spot in the semifinals, while Lucas brought down Chelsea Patton
of Eastern Washington 6-2, 7-6(4).
Dayna Bennett (Issaquah, Wash.) made the finals of her
section of the White Flight consolation bracket, beating Megan Rindlisbacher of
Weber State 6-0, 6-2, as did Kristen James (Lubbock, Texas), who won 6-3, 3-6,
1-0(10-1) to advance to the championship of her consolation bracket section.
In the Blue Flight’s consolation bracket, Lindsey Newman
(Freeland, Wash.) played a tight match with Montana State’s Iva Parapunova that
went into a tiebreak. Newman fell in the added third set, however, and lost
a6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0(10-5). In the same bracket, Gabriella Weissmann (Simi Valley,
Calif.) dropped consecutive 6-2 sets to Char Hjalmarsson, while Anna Lambert
(Spokane, Wash.) lost 7-6(2), 6-1 to Montana’s Sasha Carter fell in a different
section of the Blue Flight consolation bracket.
In the doubles draw, Wurden and James won White Flight’s
first round loss consolation bracket with an 8-3 victory over Lloyd and Karlsen
of Weber State. SU’s duo of Weissmann and Lucas also won Saturday, earning
victories over Eastern Washington’s Warner and Norena and Idaho State’s Bacon
and Weltzin. Weissmann and Lucas took down the Eastern Washington duo 8-2 and
the Idaho State’s team 8-6.
Also playing doubles Saturday, Newman and Lambert fought
tough in the Blue Flight consolation bracket, but in the end fell to Flores and
Bermudez of Idaho, 9-7.
The SU women’s tennis team will finish the BSU Jack Taylor
Classic Sunday, September 29th with matches starting at 7:30 Pacific
time in Boise.