Gauchos Take Four Of Six Singles Matches In 5-2 Win Over Aggies

Freshman Yuka Otaka posted a straight-set win over UC Santa Barbara on Friday. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Freshman Yuka Otaka posted a straight-set win over UC Santa Barbara on Friday. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

April 16, 2004

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Gauchos captured four of six singles matches as UC Santa Barbara defeated UC Davis 5-2 in a non-conference women's tennis match Friday afternoon.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 11-7 this season.

UCSB opened the day by taking the opening doubles point, winning two of the three doubles matches. Andrea Pintar and Leslie Damion earned an 8-3 win over the Aggie duo of Jennifer Fong and Christy Battig at No.2 while Mio Fukushima and Chelsea Dillon clinched the point with an 8-6 win over Ashley Lehman and Amanda Wise at No.3. The Aggies' top duo of Ally Muller and Nancy Mok won an 8-6 victory over Marielle and Jen Kuhle.

In singles play the Guachos won three matches in straight sets to seal the win. Pintar defeated Mok at No.2, 6-2, 6-0 while Kuhle defeated Audrey Wingo at No.4, 6-0, 6-3. Damion clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Luna Tieu at No.5. UC Davis dropped the final match of the day as Gruenig needed three sets to defeat Muller, 5-7, 7-6, (10-4) at No.1.

The Aggies picked up their two wins when Fong posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Fukushima at No.3 and Yuka Otaka defeated Kristen Wilson, 6-1, 6-3, at No.6.

"It was a good match. The doubles point was huge and we almost snuck it out," said UC Davis head coach Bill Maze. "I continue to be impressed with out team. They never quit and fight to the end. This was a close match today and a lot of fun to watch."

UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it faces Cal Poly for a 10 a.m. match in San Luis Obispo.

 

 

UC DAVIS WOMEN'S TENNIS
UC Santa Barbara 5 def. UC Davis 2
April 16, 2004
at Santa Barbara, Calif.

SINGLES:
1 - Marielle Gruenig (SB) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-4
2 - Andrea Pintar (SB) def. Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-2, 6-0
3 - Jen Fong (UCD) def. Mio Fukushima (SB) 6-3, 6-4
4 - Jen Kuhle (SB) def. Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-0, 6-3
5 - Leslie Damion (SB) def. Luna Tieu (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
6 - Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Kristen Wilson (SB) 6-1, 6-3

DOUBLES:
1 - Muller/Mok (UCD) def. Gruenig/Kuhle (SB) 8-6
2 - Pintar/Damion (SB) def. Fong/ Christy Battig (UCD) 8-3
3 - Fukushima/Dillon (SB) def. Ashley Lehman / Amanda Wise (SB) 8-6