Pacific Takes Five Of Six Singles Matches In Victory Over UC Davis

Feb. 15, 2004

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of the Pacific captured the opening doubles point then sealed the win by taking five of six singles matches as the Tigers defeated UC Davis, 6-1, in a women's tennis match Sunday afternoon.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 2-2 on the season.

Pacific jumped out early, capturing all three doubles matches for the 1-0 lead. Katharina Heil and Vana Mrazovic opened it up with an 8-3 win over Ally Muller and Nancy Mok at No.1. At No.2, Natalia Kostenko and Viktoria Hizo posted an 8-2 win over Jennifer Fong and Christy Battig at No.2 while Nicole Sakai and Jessica Beauchene defeated Ashley Lehman and Amanda Wise, 8-5, at No.3.

In singles, play, Audrey Wingo grabbed the only Aggie victory on the day, defeating Urska Dvorsek 1-6, 6-2, 10-6 at No.5 singles. After dropping the first set, Wingo battled back to take set No.2 then capture a 10-point tiebreaker which was played in place of a third set.

Pacific earned straight-set wins at the top three positions while Yuka Otaka extended her match at No.4 to a third-set tiebreaker against Hizo. Hizo won the first, 6-4, before Otaka stormed back to capture the second set 6-2. In the tiebreaker, Hizo escaped with a 10-7 win.

At No.6 singles, Sakai needed only two sets to defeat Wise, 6-3, 6-1.

UC Davis will next be in action on Friday when it hosts Cal State Los Angeles in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match at Hickey Courts. Matchtime is set for 1:30 p.m.

Pacific 6 def. UC Davis 1
February 15, 2003
at Stockton, Calif.

No.1 Katharina Heil (UOP) def Ally Muller (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
No.2 Vana Mrazovic (UOP) def Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-0, 6-2
No.3 Natalia Kostenko (UOP) def Jennifer Fong (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
No.4 Viktoria Hizo (UOP) def Yuka Otaka (UCD) 6-4, 2-6, (10-7)
No.5 Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Urska Dvorsek (UOP) 1-6, 6-2, (10-6)
No.6 Nicole Sakai (UOP) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-3, 6-1

No.1 Heil/Mrazovic (UOP) def Muller/Mok (UCD) 8-3
No.2 Mrazovic/Hizo (UOP) def Fong/ Christy Battig (UCD) 8-2
No.3 Sakai/Jessica Beauchene (UOP) def Lehman/Wise (UCD) 8-5