Freshmen Lead Aggies to Victory

Frederique Sleiffer posted a straight-set, shutout victory in Sunday's singles match.
Frederique Sleiffer posted a straight-set, shutout victory in Sunday's singles match.

March 2, 2014


DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis won the doubles point and three of four singles matches played in Sunday afternoon's match at the Marya Welch Tennis Center-results the Aggies have recorded on numerous occasions. Unlike past seasons where upperclassmen led the way, it was the freshmen who recorded all but one of the team's points in a 4-2 victory over Sonoma State.

The win helped UC Davis even its overall record at 5-5, Sonoma State also evened its record by falling to 4-4. 

Competing at doubles No. 2, Megan Heneghan and Melissa Kobayakawa were the first team to finish by cruising past Leire Martinez/Lauren Ha by an 8-3 margin. Shortly after the Aggies captured that match, the team officially earned its first point when freshmen Samantha Martino and Kamila Kecki breezed past Sheena Johnson/Karlee Budge in their 8-2 triumph. 

Once the doubles point was earned by the home squad, the third match ended immediately.

When action resumed in the singles round, it was freshman Frederique Sleiffer who doubled her team's lead with a straight-set shutout over Budge. When Kecki walked off the court after defeating Lauren Ha 6-0, 6-2, the Aggies officially reached the point threshold needed to capture a victory - the team's third in its last four played. 

UC Davis will now resume league play and will visit UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly this weekend before opening its six-match homestand on March 12.

UC Davis 4, Sonoma State 2
March 2, 2014
Davis, Calif. (Marya Welch Tennis Center)



1. Layla Sanders/Nicole Koehly (UCD) vs. Sara Celma/Kaitlyn Haithcock (SSU) 5-4, unfinished 
2. Megan Heneghan/Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Leire Martinez/Lauren Ha (SSU) 8-3 
3. Samantha Martino/Kamila Kecki (UCD) def. Sheena Johnson/Karlee Budge (SSU) 8-2

1. Megan Heneghan (UCD) vs. Sara Celma (SSU) 6-4, 5-4, unfinished 
2. Leire Martinez (SSU) def. Layla Sanders (UCD) 6-3, 6-3 
3. Kaitlyn Haithcock (SSU) def. Nicole Koehly (UCD) 3-6, 6-5, retired 
4. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Sheena Johnson (SSU) 6-1, 6-4 
5. Kamila Kecki (UCD) def. Lauren Ha (SSU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Frederique Sleiffer (UCD) def. Karlee Budge (SSU) 6-0, 6-0

Match Notes: 
Sonoma State 4-4 
UC Davis 5-5 

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,5,4,3,2,1)