BERKELEY, Calif. — Playing in the first fall tournament of 2018, Cal Poly women's tennis' Susanne Boyden and Kim Bhunu both won multiple singles matches at the Cal Fall Invitational over the weekend.
Competing against players from some of the top teams in the west, Boyden, a junior, won the Gold Singles Consolation bracket while Bhunu, a freshman, reached the semifinals of the Blue Singles Consolation.
Boyden defeated Santa Clara's Lindsey Pesqueria 6-1, 6-2 in the first round. She followed that with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over UC Davis' Jessica Walker. In the semifinals, she blanked Davis' Kelsie Bryant 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the championship. There, she beat Sacramento State's Shamika Dhar 6-0, 6-1.
Bhunu took down Nevada's Kristina Lagoda 6-0, 7-6 (7) in the first round. Following a second-round bye, she beat Sacramento State's Maria Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals. After taking the first set 6-4, Bhunu lost the second 6-3 and fell in the third 1-0 (4).
The Mustangs will head to Moraga, Calif. this weekend for the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational. That tournament runs Friday through Sunday.