Aggies See Conference Streak Snapped At Five With Loss To UC San Diego

March 29, 2004

LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC Davis San Diego swept the opening three doubles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over UC Davis in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's tennis match Monday afternoon at UCSD's Northview Tennis Courts.

With the loss the Aggies go to 7-5 on the season and see their five-match CCAA winning streak snapped as they fall to 5-1 in conference. The Tritons improve to 10-4 overall and remain unbeaten in CCAA play at 5-0.

In nine of their previous 11 matches the Aggies held the lead following doubles, but it was the Tritons that jumped out quick. They captured all three matches as Tara Siddiqui and Kristin Bronowicki got things going with an 8-2 win over Jennifer Fong and Christy Battig at No.2. Sisters Allison and Jenna Ishii then defeated Amanda Wise and Ashley Lehman, 8-6, at No.3 while Julie Westerman and Jasmin Dao posted an 8-5 win over Ally Muller and Nancy Mok at the top spot.

In singles play the Aggies captured two of the six matches. Muller had little trouble with Westerman at No.1, defeating the Triton senior 6-2, 6-0. Luna Tieu earned the other Aggie point as she defeated Kristina Jansen, 6-4, 6-1, at No.6.

In the four remaining matches, Dao won a close first set then pulled away from Mok for the 7-5, 6-0 win at No.2. Leigh Roberts posted a straight-set win over Fong at No.3, 6-4, 6-2, while Siddiqui defeated Yuka Otaka, 6-0, 6-1, at No.4. Marissa Hilker earned the other Triton win with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Audrey Wingo at No.5.



"Obviously the doubles were huge," said Aggie head coach Bill Maze. "(UCSD) got off to a fast start at all three positions and we mounted comebacks at No.1 and No.3, but couldn't catch them. They outplayed us in singles and doubles and were too good today. It was a good effort and we really enjoy the rivalry with UC San Diego."

UC Davis continues its three-match roadswing through Southern California on Tuesday with another CCAA match at Cal State San Bernardino. Matchtime is set for 2 p.m.

UC San Diego 7 def. UC Davis 2
March 29, 2004
at La Jolla, Calif.

No.1 Ally Muller (UCD) def. Julie Westerman (UCSD) 6-2, 6-0
No.2 Jasmin Dao (UCSD) def. Nancy Mok (UCD) 7-5, 6-0
No.3 Leigh Roberts (UCSD) def. Jennifer Fong (UCD) 6-4, 6-2
No.4 Tara Siddiqui (UCSD) def. Yuka Otaka (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
No.5 Marissa Hilker (UCSD) def. Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
No.6 Luna Tieu (UCD) def. Kristina Jansen (UCSD) 6-4, 6-1

No.1 Westerman/Dao (UCSD) def. Muller/Mok (UCD) 8-5
No.2 Siddiqui/Kristin Bronowicki (UCSD) def. Fong/ Christy Battig (UCD) 8-2
No.3 Allison Ishii/Jenna Ishii (UCSD) def. Amanda Wise / Ashley Lehman (UCD) 8-6