Aggies Tame Mustangs in Conference Opener
March 2, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Led by four players who recorded individual sweeps in Saturday's Big West opener at the Marya Welch Tennis Center, UC Davis defeated Cal Poly 5-2 to earn its inaugural conference victory of the season.
The win improves the Aggies' record to 4-7 with a 1-0 BWC mark, Cal Poly falls to 2-8 and 0-3 BWC on the season with the loss.
Megan Heneghan and doubles partner Melissa Kobayakawa started the day on a positive note by recording the Aggies' first match victory with their 8-1 triumph over Gabrielle Gatewood and Kathryn Webb. Once teammates Nicole Koehly and Layla Sanders downed Jen Cornea and Ane McPike 8-2, the doubles point was officially earned by UC Davis.
Throughout singles competition, all four Aggies posted individual victories to help their team record the win in only its second home match of the season.
Heneghan started the string of UC Davis singles victories by defeating Louise Oxnevad, Cal Poly's top singles player, in straight sets by matching 6-1, 6-1 marks.
In addition to Heneghan, Koehly also defeated her opponent, Anna Klavins, in straight sets by a 6-2, 6-3 score.
Even though Sanders and Kobayakawa needed three sets in their respective singles matches, the end result was similar to that of their doubles partners with the former defeating Cornea 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, and the latter earning her second straight singles win by defeating McPike 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The Aggies will have little time to enjoy this victory as the team will return to the road to face San Jose State on Sunday, March 3, in a 1 p.m. match at the Spartan Tennis Center.
Cal Poly vs UC Davis
Mar 03, 2013 at Davis, Calif.
(Marya Welch Tennis Center)
UC Davis 5, Cal Poly 2
1. Alexa Lee/Louise Oxnevad (CP) def. Ellie Edles/Tiffany Pham (UCD) 8-3
2. Nicole Koehly/Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Jen Cornea/Ane McPike(CP) 8-2
3. Megan Heneghan/Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Gabrielle Gatewood/Kathryn Webb (CP) 8-1
1. Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Louise Oxnevad (CP) 6-1, 6-1
2. Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Jen Cornea(CP) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
3. Alexa Lee(CP) def. Lauren Curry (UCD) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
4. Kathryn Webb (CP) def. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
5. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Ane McPike (CP) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Anna Klavins (CP) 6-2, 6-3
Match Notes: Cal Poly 2-8, 0-3 BWC; UC Davis 4-7, 1-0 BWC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,6,3,5,2,4)
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