Aggies Drop Both Ends Of A Saturday Doubleheader In Southern California

April 9, 2005

IRVINE, Calif. - Sophomore Yuka Otaka provided the lone singles victory for UC Davis as the UC Riverside Highlanders won their second straight match with a 6-1 win over UC Davis in a non-conference women's tennis match Saturday morning. The match was a make-up of a rain out last month.

The Highlanders took the opening doubles point by claiming two of three matches. Casey Cross and H.R. Espiritu defated Ally Muller and Robin Guier, 8-4 at the top spot while Michelle Beyronneau and Eri Yoshimoto posted an 8-2 win in their victory over Amanda Wise and Kaitlin Callan at No.2. The Aggies won at No.3 when Audrey Wingo and Ashley Lehman defeated Catrisha Cabanilla and Colette Chau, 8-3.

In singles action Otaka was the only Aggie victor, defeating Yoshimoto 6-2, -76 at No.5. UCR came away with wins in the other five matches to clinch the victory, with Beyronneau's 4-6, 6-4, (10-6) win over Muller at No.1 the only match to go beyond two sets.

Later in the day, UC Irvine rode the momentum from the opening doubles point to a 7-0 victory over the Aggies at the Anteater Tennis Stadium.

With the two losses the Aggies fall to 4-13 on the season.

The Anteaters swept the three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Anna Bentzer and Inna Agababian defeated Wise and Callan 8-1 at No.1 while Hui Leow and Becky Bernhard defeated Lehman and Wingo 8-3 at No.2. At No.3, Izabela Mijic and Jessica Broadfoot defeated Otaka and Cindy Kitch 8-1.

In singles, Bentzer defeated Wingo 6-1, 6-0 in the top spot then Agababian beat Wise 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4, pushing the Anteater lead to 3-0. Leow clinched the win for UCI at No.3 as she defeated Otaka 6-3, 6-1. Mijic defeated Callan 6-1, 6-2 at No.2 with Bernhard beating Lehman 6-1, 6-1 at No.5 and Natalie Jacobs completing the sweep in defeating Kitch 7-5, 4-6, (10-5) at No. 6.



The Aggies are next in action on Sunday morning at Cal State Fullerton.

April 9, 2005
at Irvine, Calif.

UC Riverside 6 def. UC Davis 1
No.1. Michelle Beyronneau (UCR) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 4-6, 6-4, (10-6)
No.2. Casey Cross (UCR) def. Robin Guier (UCD) 7-5, 6-2
No.3. H.R. Espiritu (UCR) def. Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-2, 6-2
No.4. Catrisha Cabanilla (UCR) def. Kaitlin Callan (UCD) 6-4, 6-3
No.5. Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Eri Yoshimoto (UCR) 6-2, 7-6
No.6. Colette Chau (UCR) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-2, 6-0

No.1. Cross/Espiritu (UCR) def Ally Muller/Robin Guier (UCD) 8-4
No.2. Beyronneau/Yoshimoto (UCR) def. Amanda Wise/Kaitlin Callan 8-2
No.3. Ashley Lehman/Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Cabanilla/Chau (UCR) 8-3

UC Irvine 7, def. UC Davis 0
No.1 Anna Bentzer (UCI) def. Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
No.2 Izabela Mijic (UCI) def. Kaitlin Callan (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
No.3 Hui Leow (UCI) def. Yuka Otaka (UCD) 6-3, 6-1
No.4 Inna Agababian (UCI) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
No.5 Becky Bernhard (UCI) def. Ashley Lehman (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
No.6 Natalie Jacobs (UCI) def. Cindy Kitch (UCD) 7-5, 4-6, (10-5)

No.1 Bentzer/Agababian (UCI) def. Wise/Callan (UCD) 8-1
No.2 Leow/Bernhard (UCI) def. Lehman/Wingo (UCD) 8-3
No.3 Mijic/Jessica Broadfoot (UCI) def. Otaka/Kitch (UCD) 8-1