Aggies Open Home Schedule With 4-3 Win Over Montana State

Feb. 4, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Amanda Wise recording the clinching singles victory as the UC Davis women's tennis team opened its 2005 home schedule with a 4-3 victory over Montana State Friday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

The win is the first of the season for the Aggies after opening the season with a two losses.

Play began with Montana State captured the opening doubles point. Ally Muller and Robin Guier captured an 8-1 win for UC Davis over Nuria Lozano and Anna Hockett at No.1 while Nicole Luetolf and Katy Clarke posted an 8-2 win over Audrey Wingo and Kaitlin Callan at No.2. The point came down to No.3 where the Bobcat duo of Vera Vasileva and Remy Clark defeated Wise and Ashley Lehman, 8-6.

In singles play, the Aggies responded with four victories to clinch the match. Muller posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Lozano at No.1 while Yuka Otaka also won in straight sets, defeating Clarke, 6-2, 6-2 at No.5. Wingo won a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 win over Tyffani Thomas at No.3 for the Aggies third point.

Montana State earned singles wins from Luetolf at No.2 with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Guier and at No.4, where Clark defeated Callan, 7-5, 6-4. That put the clinching match at No.6 where Wise came through for UC Davis with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Hockett.

"It was exciting to play at home and in front of a good crowd," said Aggie assistant coach Sara Morenc. "We lost a close doubles point to open the match but the players responded and came back to get the job done with four singles wins. It was a nice way to end the day with our senior captain, Amanda Wise, capturing the clinching match.



UC Davis is next in action on Saturday when it hosts Sacramento State at 2 p.m.

UC Davis 4 def. Montana State 3
February 4, 2005
Marya Welch Tennis Center

No.1 Ally Muller (UCD) def. Nuria Lozano (MSU) 6-1, 6-1
No.2 Nicole Luetolf (MSU) def. Robin Guier (UCD) 7-5, 6-3
No.3 Audrey Wingo (UCD) df. Tyffani Thomas (MSU) 7-5, 6-4
No.4 Remy Clark (MSU) def. Kaitlin Callan (UCD) 7-5, 6-4
No.5 Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Katy Clarke (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
No.6 Amanda Wise (UCD) def. Anna Hockett (MSYUU) 7-5, 6-4

No.1 Muller/Guier (UCD) def. Lozano/Hockett (MSU) 8-1
No.2 Luetolf/Clarke (MSU) def. Wingo/Callan (UCD) 8-2
No.3 Clark/Vera Vasileva (MSU) def. Wise / Ashley Lehman (UCD) 8-6