Aggies End Home Schedule With 7-2 Win Over San Jose State

Senior Jennifer Fong rallied for a three-set win over Kathy Van on Tuesday. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Senior Jennifer Fong rallied for a three-set win over Kathy Van on Tuesday. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

April 13, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - Led by seniors Jennifer Fong and Luna Tieu, the UC Davis women's tennis team posted a 7-2 win over San Jose State to close out the 2004 home schedule for the Aggies.

With the win the Aggies improve to 11-6 this season.

On Senior Day, it was fitting that the two Aggie seniors stole the show. It began with UC Davis sweeping all three doubles matches as Ally Muller and Nancy Mok posted an 8-2 win over Ana Lukner and June Lee at No.1. Fong them teamed with Christy Battig for the 8-3 win over Roxanne Larijani and Elke Harms at No.2 while Amanda Wise and Ashley Lehman recorded an 8-5 win over Kathy Van and Courtney Koenigsfeld at No.3.

In singles play the Aggies wasted little time in clinching the match. Muller cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Harms at No.1 while Mok won in quick fashion with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lukner at No.2. The Spartans earned their first point as Lee won a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Audrey Wingo at No.4.

Tieu gave the Aggies another win as she netted a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Rachel Pua at No.5 singles. It marked the first time this season Tieu had played above No.6 in the lineup and she rewarded her coach's confidence with a straight-set win. SJSU gained its final point of the day when Koenigsfeld rallied from a set down to defeat Yuka Otaka, 3-6, 6-2, (10-6) at No.6, playing a match tiebreaker for the third set.

That left Fong at No.3 as the lone remaining match and in typical Jen Fong style, she outlasted Van for the three-set win. After dropping the first set 6-1, Fong raalied to take the second set in a tiebreaker, winning 7-1 in the breaker. The third set was a match tiebreaker and Fong jumped ahead early and hung on, winning 11-9 to end her four-year tenure on Hickey Courts in winning fashion.

 

 

"This was a perfect ending to our home season," said Aggie head coach Bill Maze. "We swept the doubles which has been a strength of ours all year and then to have our seniors win their last match on Hickey Courts, it couldn't have been better.

"To have Jen playing the last match didn't surprise me, she is always last on the court," Maze continued. "She just grinded it out as she has done for us over the last four years. It was a great day."

UC Davis will next be in action on Friday when it travels to UC Santa Barbara for a 1:30 p.m. match.

UC DAVIS WOMEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis 7 def. San Jose State 2
April 13, 2004
at Hickey Courts

SINGLES:
No.1 Ally Muller (UCD) def. Elke Harms (SJSU) 6-1, 6-2
No.2 Nancy Mok (UCD) def. Ana Lukner (SJSU) 6-2, 6-2
No.3 Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Kathy Van (SJSU) 1-6, 7-6 (1), (11-9)
No.4 June Lee (SJSU) def. Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
No.5 Luna Tieu (UCD) def. Rachel Pua (SJSU) 6-4, 6-3
No.6 Courtney Koenigsfeld (SJSU) def. Yuka Otaka (UCD) 3-6, 6-2, (10-6)

DOUBLES:
No.1 Muller/Mok (UCD) def. Lee/Lukner (SJSU) 8-2
No.2 Fong / Christy Battig (UCD) def. Harms/Roxanne Larijani (SJSU) 8-3
No.3 Amanda Wise / Ashley Lehman (UCD) def. Van/Koenigsfeld (SJSU) 8-5