Baum, Mackova Finish Fall Season At Matador Invitational

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The women’s tennis team finished out their 2007 fall season on Monday with the conclusion of the Matador Invitational hosted November 10 through 12 by Cal State Northridge. Two Broncos juniors, Jana Mackova and Laura Baum, managed a 3-2 combined singles finish as well as a 2-2 doubles record over the weekend.


In singles play, Mackova finished with a 2-1 record, earning her only loss to Jill Damion of Santa Barbara 6-4, 6-1. From there Mackova advanced to the consolation bracket where she topped UCSB’s Marta Simic in a quick 6-4, 6-2 match followed by a 6-3, 6-0 win over Cal State Northridge’s Canna Furuta.


Baum finished with a 1-1 singles record over the weekend, also dropping her Singles A first round match to Anamika Bhargava of Pepperdine 6-4, 6-1. In the backdraw, Baum flew past Whitney Paluch of Northridge 6-1, 6-1 to finish on a positive note in singles play. Neither Mackova nor Baum advanced further in the backdraw due to the rearrangement of matches. Due to injuries the matches did not follow according to the original bracket, eventually ending the Broncos’ run in the tournament.


In doubles play the Bronco duo teamed up to finish 2-2 over the three days. In the Doubles A first round, Baum and Mackova topped Brittany Doane and Kristy Fournell of CSUN in a close 9-8 match with a 7-4 tiebreak. Advancing to the second round, the Broncos faced Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski of Pepperdine, dropping 8-5 and moving to the backdraw. There the BSU team topped Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga of UCSB (8-4) before falling in their final match to Sandra Kukla and Nina Jaworowski (8-1).


With the conclusion of the Matador Invitational, the Broncos end their 2007 fall season and will be back in action in February 1 when they host the Boise State Invitational.


Singles A

First Round

Jill Damion (UCSB) d. Jana Mackova (BSU): 6-4 & 6-1

Anamika Bhargava (Pepp.) d. Laura Baum: 6-4 & 6-1


Singles A Consolation:

Mackova d. Marta Simic (UCSB): 6-4 & 6-2

Mackova d. Canna Furuta (CSUN): 6-3 & 6-0

Baum d. Whitney Paluch (CSUN): 6-1 & 6-1

****Due to injuries, the A backdraw featured arranged matches and wasn't played according to the bracket.


Doubles A:

First Round

Baum/Mackova d. Brittany Doane/Kristy Fournell (CSUN): 9-8 (7-4)


Second Round:

Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp.) d. Baum/Mackova: 8-5


Backdraw of Doubles A:

Baum/Mackova d. Jill Damion/Asagi Onaga (UCSB): 8-4

Sandra Kukla/Nina Jaworowski d. Baum/Mackova: 8-1


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