Aggies Sweep Tigers To Advance At Big West Tourney

Layla Sanders was the only Aggie to record singles and doubles victories on Friday

April 27, 2012

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - The No. 2 UC Davis women's tennis team had two doubles wins and three straight-set singles victories en route to a 4-0 sweep over No. 7 Pacific in the quarterfinal round of the Big West Championships on Friday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The Aggies carried over a hot finish to the regular season, cruising to the first Big West quarterfinal victory in program history. UC Davis will play tomorrow at 8 a.m. in a semifinal match, facing No. 3 UC Irvine, who downed No. 6 Cal State Northridge in the quarterfinals, 4-1.

The Aggies won their fifth consecutive match and improved to 12-11 overall while the Tigers closed out the season with a 5-15 mark.

UC Davis wrapped up the doubles point with a pair of 8-4 wins in the top two positions. Megan Heneghan and Ellie Edles started by defeating the team of Gergana Boncheva and Sarah Irvin in the No. 2 position, 8-4. Kelly Chui and Layla Sanders provided the deciding doubles victory, downing Iveta Masarova and Julia Hansen in the No. 1 spot, 8-4.

The Aggies didn't waste any time in singles action, allowing Pacific to win no more than two games in five out of the six sets finished. Sanders made quick work of Irvin in the No. 5 position, taking the first singles win by a score of 6-1, 6-1. Dahra Zamudio was perfect in the opening set en route to a 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Hansen in the No. 2 spot. Nicole Koehly wrapped up the match early, sealing the quarterfinal win by downing Regina Suarez in the No. 6 position, 6-4, 6-2.  

The winner of the UC Davis-UC Irvine match will compete in the Big West Championships final on Sunday at 9 am.

Pacific vs. UC Davis
Apr. 27, 2012 at Indian Wells, Calif.
(Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
Big West Championships - Quarterfinals

No. 2 UC Davis 4, No. 7 Pacific 0

1. Kelly Chui/Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Iveta Masarova/Julia Hansen (UOP) 8-4
2. Megan Heneghan/Ellie Edles (UCD) def. Gergana Boncheva/Sarah Irvin (UOP) 8-4
3. Dahra Zamudio/Nicole Koehly (UCD) vs. Susan Te/Regina Suarez (UOP) DNF

Order of Finish: 2,1

1. Megan Heneghan (UCD) vs. Iveta Masarova (UOP) DNF
2. Dahra Zamudio (UCD) def. Julia Hansen (UOP) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kelly Chui (UCD) vs. Susan Te (UOP) DNF
4. Lauren Curry (UCD) vs. Gergana Boncheva (UOP) DNF
5. Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Sarah Irvin (UOP) 6-1, 6-1
6. Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Regina Suarez (UOP) 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish: 5,2,6