Breisacher gets singles wins over No. 1 seed

Oct. 6, 2017

Draws | Results

MORAGA, Calif.
— Sophomore Kristina Breisacher made a statement during the first day of tournament competition by defeating the No. 1 seeded player in the Flight “A” singles draw at the Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational this Friday in Moraga, Calif. 

Breisacher lost the first set of the match, 2-6, against UC Santa Barbara’s Elizaveta Volodko, but finished strong by getting two well-earned set wins, 7-6(6), 7-5. 

The Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. native will return for her second day of tournament play to go against Fresno State’s Alessia Dario in the Flight “A” Round of 16 on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 

Prior to singles play, Flight “B” doubles duo Breisacher and sophomore Nikita Pradeep defeated Sonoma State’s Clarissa Calling and Jennifer Kingsely, 8-2 in the Round of 16, and added to their match victories by defeating Eastern Washington’s Zoey Nelson and Faye Worrall, 8-7(6), in the Quarterfinals. 

The Aggie duo will return to the courts with Carolyn Brooner and Jenna DeTurk from Sonoma State to compete in the semifinals on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

For the rest of the Aggies in the Flight “A” singles play, senior Kristy Jorgensen defeated UC Santa Barbara’s Stephanie Yamada, winning the match with her performance in the last two sets, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, while senior Lani-Rae Green, and sophomores Pradeep and Isabella von Ebbe return to the courts on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to participate in the Flight “A” consolation draw. 

In the Flight “B” singles play, freshman Shirley Hall, the No. 3 seed in this flight, defeated Eastern Washington’s Stephanie Broussard in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, advancing on to Round of 16 to play Sonoma State’s Hannah Highsmith on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Going into day two of the tournament, Flight “B” singles consolation play will include sophomore Kelsie Bryant, who is scheduled to go up against the No. 1 seed Amanda Zuidema from Sonoma State at 1:00 p.m.

Bryant and Jorgensen, will continue their doubles play in the Flight “A” consolation draw on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., while Green and von Ebbe will participate in the extra doubles consolation draw for their day two of the tournament, where they will play a doubles team from Sacramento State at 9:15 a.m.

Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational
Hosted by Saint Mary’s
Oct. 6 — Day 1 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)
Timothy North Tennis Complex

Flight “A” — Round of 32
Kristina Breisacher (UCD) def. (1) Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB), 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5
Kristy Jorgensen (UCD) def. Stephanie Yamada (UCSB), 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
(8) Kareena Manji (STM) def. Nikita Pradeep (UCD), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) def. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD), 6-4, 6-1
Anna Ramos (PAC) def. Lani-Rae Green (UCD), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Flight “B” — Round of 32
(3) Shirley Hall (UCD) def. Stephanie Broussard (EWASH), 6-3, 7-5
Jenna Dorian (SAC) def. Kelsie Bryant (UCD), 6-2, 6-1
Carolina Chernyetsky (SAC) def. Jessica Walker (UCD), 1-2 Ret. (inj)

Flight “A” — Round of 16
Miya Kobayashi/Laura Mausert (SJSU) def. Lani-Rae Green / Nikita Pradeep (UCD), 8-6
(3) Elizaveta Volodko/Lise Sentenac (UCSB) def. Kelsie Bryant / Kristy Jorgensen (UCD), 8-7(2)

Flight “B” — Round of 16
Kristina Breisacher / Nikita Pradeep (UCD) def. Clarissa Colling/Jennifer Kingsley (SON), 8-2
Marta Heinen/Rachel Swindell (EWASH) def. Shirley Hall / Jessica Walker (UCD), 8-6

Flight “B” — Quarterfinals
Kristina Breisacher / Nikita Pradeep (UCD) def. Zoey Nelson/Faye Worrall (EWASH), 8-0

— #GoAgs —