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.