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Oxnevad Highlights Cal Poly’s Saturday at Saint Mary’s Invitational

Oxnevad Highlights Cal Poly’s Saturday at Saint Mary’s Invitational

MORAGA, Calif. – Mustang freshman Louise Oxnevad produced two victories in singles action on Saturday afternoon at the Saint Mary's Invitational to lead the Cal Poly women's tennis team's efforts.   

Oxnevad opened her Saturday with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph against San Jose State's Margot Charron in the Red Singles consolation bracket before besting Stanford's Natalie Dillon, 6-2, 6-4, in the consolation quarterfinal phase.

Two other Mustangs also triumphed in singles action on Saturday as junior Gabrielle Gatewood (right) topped Sacramento State's Olivia Boija (6-3, 6-0) in the White bracket round 1 consolation phase while freshman Sophia Bott was awarded victory after California's Cessi Estlander withdrew through injury. Gatewood, however, fell against San Jose State's Erica Medlin in the consolation quarterfinals while Bott was forced to withdraw through injury herself during a quarterfinal matchup versus Washington's Elian Douglas Miron.

In other singles matches, freshman Anna Klavins dropped a 6-0, 6-1 decision against Melissa Arthur of Saint Mary's in the Blue bracket consolation quarterfinal phase. Fellow freshman Haley Kepler was forced to withdraw through injury in the same bracket after being scheduled to face Zoe Davidson of UC Davis. In the White bracket, junior Kathryn Webb fell against California's Kelly Chui, 6-1, 6-0, at the round of 16 hurdle. Junior Ane McPike was edged by Gonzaga's Isabell Klingert in the White bracket round 1 consolation phase, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Additionally, junior Jennifer Cornea withdrew through injury during her Red Singles bracket round 1 consolation match versus Washington's Capucine Gregoire.

Cal Poly's lone doubles victory on Saturday was produced by McPike and Bott, who topped Santa Clara's Nikki Wolny and Stephanie Skaras in the White bracket consolation semifinals, 8-2. In the Red bracket consolation semifinals, Stanford's Dillon and Lindsey Kostas topped Cornea and Oxnevad, 8-5. Finally, in the Blue bracket round robin competition, the Mustang duo of Klavins and Kepler fell against the UC Davis tandem of Zoe Davidson and Claire Jaramishian, 8-1.

Action at the Saint Mary's Invitational concludes on Sunday morning.