Pacific Knocks Off Aggies In Season Opener

Feb. 1, 2003

DAVIS, Calif. - Katharina Heil and Viktoria Hizo each captured singles victories and teamed up for a victory at No.1 doubles, spoiling the Aggies home opener as University of the Pacific defeated UC Davis, 6-3, in a women's tennis match Saturday afternoon at Hickey Courts.

The Tigers opened the afternoon by taking two of the three doubles matches. Heil and Hizo defeated the Aggies top duo of Janice Salomon and Nancy Mok, 8-0. Gretchen Schantz and Ally Muller tied the score at 1-1 with a victory at No.2 by defeating Natalia Kostenko and Jaimee Bremner, 8-6. At No.3, the Aggie pair of Amanda Wise and Ashley Lehman held a 5-4 over Jessica Beauchene and Lisa Lester, but could not hold on, falling 8-5 and giving UOP a 2-1 edge following doubles.

In singles play, UOP captured the top four singles matches in straight sets to clinch the victory. UC Davis did pick up two victories as Jennifer Fong defeated Bremner, 6-4, 6-4 at No.5 and Kerri Roemer earned a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Lester at No.6.

It was a good match and the tennis was high quality for the first match of the season," said Aggie Head Coach Bill Maze. UOP is always strong with a lot of international players and we were right there with them. We were excited before the match and we still are now that we know what to work on."

UC Davis will next be in action on February 7 when it faces the University of San Francisco, in San Francisco. Matchtime is set for 1:30pm.

Pacific 6 def. UC Davis 3
at Hickey Courts
February 1, 2003

No. 1 Katharina Heil (UOP) def. Janice Salomon (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Viktoria Hizo (UOP) def. Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Natalia Kostenko (UOP) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 Urska Svorsek (UOP) def. Gretchen Schantz (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Jaimee Bremner (UOP) 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 Kerri Roemer (UCD) def. Lisa Lester (UOP) 7-5, 6-1.

No. 1 Katharina Heil/Viktoria Hizo (UOP) def. Janice Salomon/Nancy Mok (UCD) 8-0
No. 2 Gretchen Schantz/Ally Muller (UCD) def. Natalia Kostenko/Jaimee Bremner (UOP) 8-6
No. 3 Jessica Beauchene/Lisa Lester (UOP) def. Amanda Wise/Ashley Lehman (UCD) 8-5.