March 30, 2013
TURLOCK, Calif. - In its final road match of the season, UC Davis captured the doubles point and won five of six singles matches to breeze past the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 6-1 in Saturday’s non-conference match at the CSUS Tennis Courts in Turlock, Calif.
The victory pushes the Aggies’ overall record to 7-9 while Cal State Stanislaus slides to 1-10 with the result.
UC Davis opened Saturday’s competition by taking two of three doubles matches to jump out to an early 1-0 overall lead. Nicole Koehly and Layla Sanders downed Stanislaus’ Kelsey Chrisco and Jessica Stokes 8-1, teammates Lauren Curry and Melissa Kobayakawa posted an 8-0 shutout over Aubree Brenda and Kaitlyn Ireland to secure the first of many points earned throughout the afternoon by the Aggies.
Kobayakawa has now won her last three doubles matches, two of which were earned alongside Megan Heneghan. Saturday’s contest was the first time this season that Kobayakawa and Curry recorded a doubles triumph together.
By capturing five of six singles matches, all by straight sets, UC Davis picked up its seventh win of the season and ended its road-heavy schedule on a positive note.
Of the 16 duals played this season, only two have taken place on the Aggies’ home courts.
One of three players to sweep the day’s action, the others were Kobayakawa and Koehly, Curry topped Chrisco 6-0, 6-1 in a contest that featured each team’s No. 2 singles player.
The win was Curry’s third in a row.
UC Davis’ string of singles success continued when Kobayakawa, her team’s No. 3 player, defeated McKenzy Harden 6-1, 6-3. In the No. 4 spot, Ellie Edles made quick work in her match against Jessica Stokes, one she took 6-0, 6-2.
Kobayakawa has posted victories in five of her last six singles contests.
As is the case with Curry, Edles also won her third consecutive match with Saturday’s score.
UC Davis completed Saturday's scorecard with its No. 5 player, Koehly posting a 6-1, 6-0 score over Ireland and Tiffany Pham trumping Aubree Brenda 6-0, 6-1.
For Koehly, her dual victory was the eight of the season, trailing only Kobayakawa and her 11 for the team’s top total.
Pham picked up her third win as the Aggies’ No. 6 singles player and her fifth overall with Saturday’s result.
Aggie domination carried over into the day's exhibition match as well when Zoe Davidson won all 12 games played against the Warriors' Mallorie Nordahl en route to a 6-0, 6-0 singles result.
Forced to travel for nearly its entire season, UC Davis will now enjoy the luxury of closing out its season with six straight matches at the Marya Welch Tennis starting on Thursday, April 4, in a 2 p.m. contest against Hawai’i.
That Big West match is the first of three in as many days against conference competition as the Aggies will end its week against Long Beach State (2 p.m.) and UC Riverside (10 a.m.) on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, respectively.
UC Davis 6, Cal State Stanislaus 1
Mar. 30, 2013, at Turlock, Calif.
(CSUS Tennis Courts)
1. Davina Meza/McKenzy Harden (CSUS) def. Ellie Edles/Tiffany Pham (UCD) 8-6
2. Nicole Koehly/Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Kelsey Chrisco/Jessica Stokes (CSUS) 8-1
3. Lauren Curry/Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Aubree Brenda/Kaitlyn Ireland (CSUS) 8-0
1. Davina Meza (CSUS) def. Layla Sanders (UCD) 6-2, 6-3
2. Lauren Curry (UCD) def. Kelsey Chrisco (CSUS) 6-0, 6-1
3. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. McKenzy Harden (CSUS) 6-1, 6-3
4. Ellie Edles (UCD) def. Jessica Stokes (CSUS) 6-0, 6-2
5. Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Kaitlyn Ireland (CSUS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Tiffany Pham (UCD) def. Aubree Brenda (CSUS) 6-0, 6-1
Exh. Zoe Davidson (UCD) def. Mallorie Nordahl (CSUS) 6-0, 6-0
Match Notes: UC Davis 7-9; Cal State Stanislaus 1-10