Aggies Open Season With 8-1 Victory At Cal State Bakersfield

Feb. 1, 2004

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UC Davis opened its 2004 women's tennis season in victorious fashion as the Aggies jumped out early then cruised to the 8-1 victory over Cal State Bakersfield Sunday at the Sally Ann Silva Tennis Center. The match was the season- and California Collegiate Athletic Association-opener for both teams.

The Aggies opened the day by sweeping all three doubles matches by identical 8-1 scores.

In singles play, the Aggies won five of six matches in straight sets. The lone Bakersfield win came at No.1 singles where defending CCAA Player of the Year Katalin Nagy earned a tough straight-set win over sophomore Ally Muller. On serve at 2-2 in the first set, Muller had the first momentum swing as she broke Nagy to go up 3-2. Leading 5-3 in the first set, Muller had her only set point, but Nagy saved the game then broke right back to even the set at 5-5.

In the tiebreaker, Nagy rallied for the final three points to take the first-set 7-6 (7-5). Nagy then broke Muller to open the second set and held serve the rest of the way for the 7-6, 6-3 victory.

Junior Nancy Mok earned at 6-0, 6-3 win at No.2 singles over Leah Espericueta while senior Jennifer Fong struggled early before closing out a 6-4, 6-0 win over Glenda Love at No.3.

Freshman Yuka Otaka had little trouble with Marti Hoyt at No.4, winning 6-2, 6-1 and sophomore Audrey Wingo lost just one game in her 6-1, 6-0 win over Shanna Kwock at No.5. Senior Luna Tieu did not drop a game as she defeated Charlotte Fairbrother 6-0, 6-0 at No.6 singles.

"It's nice to get a win under our belts, even more so since it was a CCAA opponent," said Aggie head coach Bill Maze. "Our doubles play got us off to a good start and that rolled right into the singles matches." UC Davis is next in action on Friday when it hosts Sonoma State at Hickey Courts.



UC Davis 8, Cal State Bakersfield 1
February 1, 2004
Bakersfield, CA

No.1 Katalin Nagy (CSUB) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
No.2 Nancy Mok (UCD) def. Leah Espericueta (CSUB) 6-0, 6-3
No.3 Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Glenda Love (CSUB) 6-4, 6-0
No.4 Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Marti Hoyt (CSUB) 6-2, 6-1
No.5 Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Shanna Kwock (CSUB) 6-1, 6-0
No.6 Luna Tieu (UCD) def. Charlotte Fairbrother (CSUB) 6-0, 6-0

No.1 Muller/Mok (UCD) def. Nagy/Espericueta (CSUB) 8-1
No.2 Fong/Otaka (UCD) def. Love/Hoyt (CSUB) 8-1
No.3 Wingo/Tieu (UCD) def. Kwock/Fairbrother (CSUB) 8-1