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Berta Passola Folch plays her singles quarterfinal at 1:45 p.m. PT on Saturday in Moraga.
MORAGA – The California women’s tennis team saw four Golden Bears reach the top-flight singles quarterfinals and one pair advance to the top-flight doubles quarterfinals on the first day of the Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational on Friday at the Korth Tennis Complex. Cal’s Berta Passola Folch, the top seed in singles, had a first-round bye and then won in the round of 16 – beating the Gaels’ Tian Yu Dong, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, to reach Saturday’s third round.
The Golden Bears joining Passola Folch in the Blue singles quarterfinals Saturday are second-seeded Lan Mi, sixth-seeded Makenna Thiel and eighth-seeded Tiziana-Marie Schomburg.
In the Red singles flight, Cal’s second-seeded Cami Brown had a round of 32 bye and then bested Cal Poly’s Eliza Bates, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4, to move into the quarterfinals.
In Blue doubles, the pair of Mi and Schomburg defeated the Academy of Art’s Amelija Supulniece and Erica Hellbe, 6-4, in the opening round of 16 to advance to Saturday.
Saturday’s matches at the Gaels’ annual tournament begin at 9 a.m. PT.
Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational
Oct. 27, 2023, in Moraga, Calif.
Korth Tennis Complex
Blue Doubles Round of 16
 Lan Mi/Tiziana-Marie Schomburg (Cal) def. Amelija Supulniece/Erica Hellbe (Aca. of Art), 6-4
Eliza Bates/Kennedy Buntrock (Cal Poly) def.  Berta Passola-Folch/Makenna Thiel (Cal), 6-4
Red Doubles Round of 16
Cami Brown (Cal)/Claire Galerkin (UC Davis) def.  Azaria Hayes/Alicia Yue (USF), 6-1
Blue Draw Singles Round of 32
 Berta Passola Folch (Cal), Bye
 Lan Mi (Cal), Bye
 Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Gabriel Tevez (SCU), 6-1, 6-1
 Tiziana-Marie Schomburg (Cal) def. Sofia Daryaie (SMC), 7-6(2), 6-3
Blue Draw Singles Round of 16
 Berta Passola Folch (Cal) def. Tian Yu Dong (SMC), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
 Lan Mi (Cal) def. Stefanie Silva (SMC), 7-5, 6-3
 Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Kaia Wolfe (UC Davis), 6-0, 6-0
 Tiziana-Marie Schomburg (Cal) def. Michelle Zell (UC Davis), 6-4, 7-6(3)
Red Singles Round of 32
 Cami Brown (Cal), Bye
Red Singles Round of 16
 Cami Brown (Cal) def. Eliza Bates (Cal Poly), 7-5, 5-7, 6-4