March 28, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. - What started with three straight UC Davis doubles victories carried over to the singles round as the Aggies took all six individual matchups Friday afternoon at the CSUS Tennis Courts to defeat the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors by a 7-0 score.
By earning its second consecutive true sweep-as was the case against the Warriors, UC Davis won every set in last Wednesday's dual vs. Eastern Washington-the Aggies improve their overall record to 9-6. The loss pushes CSUS' record to 4-6.
Megan Heneghan and Melissa Kobayakawa kicked things off with their 8-0 doubles sweep against Jessica Laurie and McKenzy Harden; Tiffany Pham and Samantha Martino only dropped two games in their 8-2 triumph over J'Ana Diamond and Analyssa Tallas. The all-freshman tandem of Kamila Kecki and Claire Meunier completed UC Davis' doubles sweep by downing Jessica Stokes and Kaitlyn Ireland 8-1.
The Aggies' success carried over to the slate of singles matches as all six matchups also ended in UC Davis' favor.
At No. 1 and No. 2, Heneghan and Kobayakawa defeated familiar opponents in Laurie and Harden - as each team's top doubles pairing also competed for their respective teams as its top singles player. Heneghan recorded a straight-set shutout; Kobayakawa ended her day with a 6-2, 6-3 win.
Nicole Koehly was triumphant in her lone match of the day as she earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Diamond as the Aggies' No. 3 competitor.
Singles No. 4 saw Pham win her second match of the afternoon by defeating Tallas, once again, 6-0, 6-1. Pham, with her partner Martino, downed Tallas, who competed alongside Diamond earlier in the day during doubles competition.
Kecki and Frederique Sleiffer cruised past their opponents, Jessica Stokes and Katie Ferlmann, at No. 5 and No. 6 by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores.
In all, UC Davis lost only 14 games combined throughout its 15 sets played against a Warrior lineup that competed in its second home dual in as many days.
With Santa Clara unable to find a day in its schedule to makeup its dual against UC Davis, one that was postponed (at the time and is now officially canceled) due to rain, Cal State Stanislaus jumped at the opportunity to face a red hot UC Davis squad that has now won six of its last eight duals.
Women's tennis will return to campus Sunday morning to face Portland, action from the Marya Welch Tennis Center will start at 9 a.m., weather permitting.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29, a free kids tennis clinic hosted by UC Davis women's and men's tennis has been postponed due to incoming rain and thunderstorms forecasted this weekend. Updated information regarding this event will be posted on ucdavisaggies.com once date(s) are determined by both tennis programs.
UC Davis 7, Cal State Stanislaus 0
March 28, 2014
Turlock, Calif. (CSUS Tennis Courts)
1. Megan Heneghan/Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Jessica Laurie/McKenzy Harden (CSUS) 8-0
2. Tiffany Pham/Samantha Martino (UCD) def. J'Ana Diamond/Analyssa Tallas (CSUS) 8-2
3. Kamila Kecki/Claire Meunier (UCD) def. Jessica Stokes/Kaitlyn Ireland (CSUS) 8-1
1. Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Jessica Laurie (CSUS) 6-0, 6-0
2. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. McKenzy Harden (CSUS) 6-2, 6-3
3. Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. J'Ana Diamond (CSUS) 6-4, 6-1
4. Tiffany Pham (UCD) def. Analyssa Tallas (CSUS) 6-0, 6-1
5. Kamila Kecki (UCD) def. Jessica Stokes (CSUS) 6-0, 6-0
6. Frederique Sleiffer (UCD) def. Katie Ferlmann (CSUS) 6-0, 6-0
UC Davis: 9-6
Cal State Stanislaus: 4-6
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