WOMEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP PLAY AT CAL NIKE INVITATIONAL
BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior Joyce Martinez Gutierrez and freshman Melissa Valenzuela teamed up to win the consolation bracket of the blue doubles at the Cal Nike Invitational, held last weekend (Sept. 28-30) in Berkeley, Calif.
After falling in the round of 16 of the main draw to eventual winners Maria Mosolova and Nazlie Ghazal of Northwestern 8-3, Martinez Gutierrez and Valenzula ran off three straight victories in the consolation bracket, culminating in an 8-6 defeat of Bruna Paes and Elizabeth McFeeters of Fresno State.
In singles action, both Martinez Gutierrez and junior Karina Jarlkaganova advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket in the blue singles before falling.
The tournament consisted of players from Arizona, Arizona State, host Cal, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Nevada, Northwestern, Pacific, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco and Santa Clara.
Complete single and doubles results from each of Sacramento State’s three student-athletes at the tournament are listed below.
Consolation Quarters - Andrea Kwong def. Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(7)
Consolation Round One - Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. Amanda Martin (ASU), 6-3, 6-2
Round of 32 - Alexis Conill (Northwestern) def. Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC), 6-2, 6-4
Joyce Martinez Gutierrez
Consolation Quarters - Mylene Martin (USF) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC), 6-0, 6-2
Consolation Round One - Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC) def. Lisa Haegele (LBSU), 6-7(4), 6-2, 1-0(10)
Round of 32 - Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC), 6-0, 6-1
Consolation Round One - Lauren Megale (ASU) def. Melissa Valenzuela (SAC), 6-3, 6-4
Round of 32 - Daron Moore (CAL) def. Melissa Valenzuela (SAC), 7-5, 7-5
Joyce Martinez Gutierrez/Melissa Valenzuela
Round of 16 - Mosolova/Ghazal (Northwestern) def. Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC), 8-3
Consolation Finals - Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC) def. Paes/McFeeters (FS), 8-6
Consolation Semis - Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC) def. Schuhmacher/Fisher (PAC), 8-6
Consolation Quarters - Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC) def. Hull/Madden (Santa Clara), 8-4