DAVIS, Calif. -- Junior Kristy Jorgensen posted a three-set victory over nationally ranked Jana McCord of Saint Mary's at the top spot in the UC Davis singles lineup -- one of three singles wins on the day for the Aggies -- but the doubles point proved decisive on Sunday, helping the Gaels post a narrow, 4-3, win at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex in Moraga, Calif.
Jorgensen closed out the match with her win over McCord by the scores of, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, for the team's final point of the day, taking down the No. 114-ranked player in the country according to the latest ITA polls released on March 7.
UC Davis (11-5 overall) also got victories from Kristina Breisacher over Clementine Clement, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 3 spot, and a three-set win by Isabella von Ebbe at No. 6 by the scores of, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
However, it was Saint Mary's (4-5 overall) that jumped out to the early lead, posting wins at No. 3 and No. 1 to claim the doubles point and, after Breisacher's win brought the Aggies even, the Gaels won in straight sets at No. 5 and No. 4 to put UC Davis at the brink. Jacqueline Pelletier then closed out the victory for the host school, bouncing back to defeat Lani-Rae Green in three sets, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, to clinch the match.
A brief two-match home stand awaits UC Davis, which hosts Weber State on March 17 at 3 p.m., before welcoming Northern Colorado to the Marya Welch Tennis Center on March 26 at 11 a.m.
NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis (11-5) at Saint Mary's (4-5)
March 12, 2017 at Moraga, Calif. (Timothy Korth Tennis Complex)
Saint Mary's 4, UC Davis 3
1. Jana McCord / Kareena Manji (SMC) def. Kristy Jorgensen / Kelsie Bryant (UCD), 6-2
2. Isabella von Ebbe / Kristina Breisacher (UCD) vs. Parminder Kaur / Danielle McIntyre (SMC), unfinished
3. Jacqueline Pelletier / Clementine Clement (SMC) def. Samantha Martino / Nikita Pradeep (UCD), 6-0
Order of finish: 3, 1*
1. Kristy Jorgensen (UCD) def. #114 Jana McCord (SMC), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
2. Jacqueline Pelletier (SMC) def. Lani-Rae Green (UCD), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
3. Kristina Breisacher (UCD) def. Clementine Clement (SMC), 6-3, 6-4
4. Kareena Manji (SMC) def. Nikita Pradeep (UCD), 7-6 (5), 6-1
5. Danielle McIntyre (SMC) def. Jessie Lee (UCD), 6-2, 6-4
6. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD) def. Parminder Kaur (SMC), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 5, 4, 2*, 6, 1
Victory sweep in white flight singles, two doubles duo advance to semifinals
Aggies head to Cal for the first fall tournament
Aggies fill their fall schedule with three tournaments
Tennis 'Pro-Am' fundraiser scheduled for September
ITA honors Jorgensen, von Ebbe, women’s tennis program
Aggies shine on Big West All-Academic Teams
Four teams earn
NCAA Public Recognition Awards