This past weekend the tennis team took part in both the Nike Invitational which was held in Berkeley, CA and the ITA All-American Pre-Qualifiers which took place in Pepperdine, CA.
Doubles partners freshman Shanna Dos Santos and junior Genevieve McCloskey got past Cal duo Audrey Mayer and Stephanie Lin, 8-5, to advance past the first round. Unfortunately in the semifinals the pair of Dons were defeated in a tie break teeth clencher 8-7(5), Marine Dans and Sybille Gauvain of San Jose State were victorious.
At the ITA All- American Pre-Qualifiers senior Andrea Ka had to swallow a tough loss to TCU’s Caroline Wenger, 6-2, 6-3. Ka also teamed up with fellow Don, junior Thyra Taune, but unfortunately fell 8-3 to Illinois pair Alexis Casati and Jerricka Boone.
The Dons will take to the courts again for a three day tournament starting on Oct. 23 for the ITA Regional Tournament in Palo Alto, CA at the University of Stanford.