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    UC Santa Barbara Women’s Tennis Show Well at Cal Invite

    Five UC Santa Barbara student-athletes competed at the Cal Invite this past weekend. The Gauchos showed well with Valentina Khrebtova making it to the quarterfinal round in the singles gold bracket, while Lucy Lu and Tyra Richardson made a run to the semifinal round in doubles competition.

    Newcomers, Lucy Lu and Tyra Richardson were clicking with each other in their opening tournament of the fall season. After advancing out of the first round Lu and Richardson won 8-6 in the quarterfinal round to advance to the semifinals. Once there Lu and Richardson would eventually fall 8-0.

    In singles competitions, the Gauchos picked up some quality wins. Valentina Khrebtova, Tyra Richardson, and Kira Reuter all won their first-round draws in their respective brackets.

    Khrebtova advanced to the quarterfinal round of the gold singles bracket after winning her first two matchups in straight sets. She would eventually fall 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round.

    Richardson was also a participant in the gold bracket and won her first draw 7-5, 6-0. In the round of 32 Richardson fought hard but fell in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 5-7.

    Like Richardson Kira Reuter won her first matchup. Reuter defeated her opponent in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. She eventually fell in the quarterfinal round of the blue bracket in three sets. She won the middle set in the three-set loss.

    Two Gauchos will compete in the ITA All-American Championships the week before UC Santa Barbara travels to Los Angeles for the Women of Troy tournament starting on Oct. 6.

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