DAVIS, Calif. - By defeating Cal Poly with its 6-1 result, UC Davis extended its current win streak to five matches — the second time this season the Aggies recorded that many victories in succession — and picked up its first conference victory of the season.
The Aggies will end their five-match homestand Sunday afternoon with an 11 a.m. dual vs. Montana State, and enter that contest with an 11-3 overall and 1-2 Big West record Cal Poly will continue its season with records of 0-7 and 0-2.
As was the case in three of its previous four victories, UC Davis took two doubles matches, and entered the singles round with a 1-0 lead.
Competing at singles No. 5, Nikita Pradeep was the first of four Aggies to walk off her court at the Marya Welch Tennis Center with a straight-set win. She doubled her team’s advantage with a 6-2, 6-1 score against Abigail Bacharach.
As the afternoon progressed, Jessie Lee defeated Molly Reed, 6-1, 6-2 and Isabella von Ebbe topped Celine Gruaz, 6-2 and 6-0. Those results marked the fifth-consecutive occasion, and seventh of the season, that the bottom half of UC Davis’ singles lineup swept their matchups.
Pradeep’s singles victory also bumped up her team-high total to 12 (against only one loss).
Combined with Lani-Rae Green’s 6-3, 6-2 score versus Louise Oxnevad, and Kristina Breachers three-set triumph (6-4, 3-6, 10-7), the Aggies improved their home record to 7-1 this season.
UC Davis 6, Cal Poly 1
March 4, 2017
Davis, Calif. (Marya Welch Tennis Center)
1. Jorgensen, Kristy/Bryant, Kelsie (UCD) def. Saltzen, Seriana/Reed, Molly (CP) 6-4
2. Breisacher, Kristina/von Ebbe, Isabella (UCD) def. Bacharach, Abigail/Boyden, Susanne (CP) 6-4
3. Oxnevad, Louise/Gruaz, Celine (CP) def. Martino, Samantha/Pradeep, Nikita (UCD) 6-3
1. Boyden, Susanne (CP) def. Jorgensen, Kristy (UCD) 7-6, 6-4
2. Green, Lani-Rae (UCD) def. Oxnevad, Louise (CP) 6-3, 6-2
3. Breisacher, Kristina (UCD) def. Saltzen, Seriana (CP) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
4. Lee, Jessie (UCD) def. Reed, Molly (CP) 6-1, 6-2
5. Pradeep, Nikita (UCD) def. Bacharach, Abigail (CP) 6-2, 6-1
6. von Ebbe, Isabella (UCD) def. Gruaz, Celine (CP) 6-2, 6-0
Cal Poly 0-7, 0-2 BWC
UC Davis 11-3, 1-2 BWC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,4,2,3,1)