Feb. 6, 2004
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis captured all nine matches as it opened its home schedule with a 9-0 victory over Sonoma State in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's tennis match Friday afternoon at Hickey Courts.
With the win the Aggies improve to 2-0 on the young season, both matches coming in conference play.
UC Davis began the day by sweeping the three doubles matches. Ally Muller and Nancy Mok earned an 8-4 win over Kelly and Katie Murphy at No.1. Amanda Wise and Ashley Lehman defeated Brianna Bailey and Megan Malinsky 8-3 at No.3 before Jennifer Fong and Christy Battig rallied for the 9-8 (8-6) victory over Gina Dunch and Nicole Warm at No.2.
In singles play, Muller wasted little time in defeating Bailey 6-1, 6-2 at the top spot while Audrey Wingo was also a straight-set winner, defeating Katie Murphy 6-2, 6-3 at No.5. The four other singles matches all went three sets as Fong defeated Kelly Murphy, 7-5, 2-6, then 10-8 in a super tiebreaker, which was played for the third set.
Yuka Otaka also needed a super tiebreaker for her third set as she came from behind for the 4-6, 6-4 (10-8) win over Dunch at No.4. At No.2, Mok dropped the first set 6-1, then rallied to take the next two sets 7-5, 6-2 for the win while Wise won 0-6, 6-0, 6-4 over Kimberly Coulson at No.6
"This was a much closer match than the final score indicated," said Aggie Head Coach Bill Maze. "We won the close ones today. This team is a lot of fun to watch. They play with a lot of heart and just love to play tennis."
UC Davis will next be in action on February 14 when it travels to face Sacramento State. Matchtime is set for noon.
UC DAVIS WOMEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis 9 def. Sonoma State 0
February 6, 2004
at Hickey Courts
No.1 Ally Muller (UCD) def. Brianna Bailey (SSU) 6-1, 6-2
No.2 Nancy Mok (UCD) def. Nicole Warm (SSU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
No.3 Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Kelly Murphy (SSU) 7-5, 2-6, (10-8)
No.4 Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Gina Dunch (SSU) 4-6, 6-4 (10-8)
No.5 Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Katie Murphy (SSU) 6-2, 6-3
No.6 Amanda Wise (UCD) def. Kimberly Coulson (SSU) 0-6, 6-0, 6-4
No.1 Muller/Mok (UCD) def. Murphy/Murphy (SSU) 8-4
No.2 Fong/Christy Battig (UCD) def. Warm/Dunch (SSU) 9-8 (8-6)
No.3 Wise/Ashley Lehman (UCD) def. Bailey/Megan Malinsky (SSU) 8-3