Aggies Snap Streak on Singles Success

A UC Davis surge of singles victories included Lauren Curry's efforts Sunday afternoon at Portland.

Feb. 10, 2013


PORTLAND - Trailing 1-0 after Portland opened the day by winning two of three doubles matches, UC Davis responded by capturing four of six singles matchups to defeat the host Pilots 4-3 in Sunday's non-conference meeting at the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center in Portland, Ore.

The win snaps a five-game slide and increases the Aggies' record to 2-5, Portland falls to 3-3 with the loss.

Even though Portland eventually took an early lead based on its doubles results, the No. 2 duo of Layla Sanders and Nicole Koehly gave the Aggies a chance to capture that point by defeating Maja Mladenovic and Saroop Dhatt 8-4.

Had either of the other doubles events ended in the Aggies' favor, they would have been the team to enter the round of singles with a one-point lead.

Instead, that doubles shortfall just set the stage for a spirited UC Davis comeback.

Sanders and Koehly earned individual sweeps against the Pilots when the former defeated Sabine Fuchs 6-2, 6-4, with the latter downing Milagros Cubelli 7-5, 6-1.

In a hard-fought match at the No. 5 court, Melissa Kobayakawa fought to earn the requisite break needed to record a 6-4, 6-4 straight-set  singles win over Tori Troesch.

The Aggies' come-from-behind effort concluded when Lauren Curry defeated Saroop Dhatt 6-2, 6-2, giving UC Davis the four points needed to leave the Lousiana-Pacific Tennis Center with a win.

All four of UC Davis' singles wins were captured in straight-set fashion.

The Aggies will continue their season-long five-game road trip against Causeway rival Sacramento State in a 1:30 p.m. match from the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club on Friday, Feb. 15. 



UC Davis vs. Portland 
Feb. 10, 2013 at Portland, Ore. 
(Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center)

UC Davis 4, Portland 3 

1. Valeska Hoath/Tori Troesch (POR) def. Ellie Edles/Tiffany Pham (UCD) 8-1 
2. Layla Sanders/Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Maja Mladenovic/Saroop Dhatt (POR) 8-4 
3. Sabine Fuchs/Milagros Cubelli (POR) def. Megan Heneghan/Lauren Curry (UCD) 8-6

1. Maja Mladenovic (POR) def. Megan Heneghan (UCD) 6-1, 6-1 
2. Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Sabine Fuchs (POR) 6-2, 6-4 
3. Lauren Curry (UCD) def. Saroop Dhatt (POR) 6-2, 6-2 
4. Valeska Hoath (POR) def. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-0, 6-2
5. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Tori Troesch (POR) 6-4, 6-4 
6. Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Milagros Cubelli (POR) 7-5, 6-1