Sept. 29, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. - Two UC Davis women's doubles teams and one singles player are still alive in main draws of their respective divisions as the Aggies opened competition on Friday at the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley.
A total of five UC Davis players were in action on the first day at the 13-team tournament, competing in either the Gold ITA, Blue ITA or White ITA divisions. Competition will continue through Sunday. The tournament is the 2012-13 season-opener for the Aggies.
Ellie Edles won her quarterfinal match in the White division, beating Siobhan Ryan Bovey of Sacramento State, 6-3, 6-0, and will play in the semifinals against the Hornets' Andrea Gomez Carus at at 2 p.m. Saturday.
In doubles, the Aggie teams of Nicole Koehly-Lauren Currey and Layla Sanders-Megnahn Heneghan opened action in the Blue division's round of 16 with wins and will play quarterfinal matches on Saturday morning. Koehly-Curry beat Nevada's Juliette Legendre-Sophie Stevens 8-6 to advance while Sanders-Heneghan downed Pacific's Gergana Boncheva-Regina Suarez 8-4.
Both doubles teams will face seeded teams from host Cal in Saturday morning's quarterfinals. Top-seeded Laura Poyshkin-Tayler Davis will battle Curry-Koehly while fourth-seeded Cessi Estlander-Kelly Chui will take on Sanders-Heneghan.
In singles, Heneghan opened the Gold division's round of 32 with a win after Cal's Klara Fabikova retired due to injury but was then was eliminated from the main draw after losing to Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's. Curry, Koehly and Sanders each dropped opening matches in the Blue division while Sanders stayed alive in the consolation draw with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Santa Clara's Jessica Agra.
CAL NIKE INVITATIONAL
UC Davis results only
GOLD ITA SINGLES
Round of 32
Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Klara Fabikova (CAL), 3-6, 3-0 Ret (inj)
Round of 16
Jenny Jullien (SMC) def. Megan Heneghan (UCD), 6-2, 6-1
BLUE ITA DOUBLES
Round of 16
Lauren Curry-Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Juliette Legendre-Sophie Stevens, 8-6
Layla Sanders-Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Gergana Boncheva-Regina Suarez (PAC), 8-4
BLUE ITA SINGLES
Round of 32
Sofia Holmberg (USF) def. Lauren Curry (UCD), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Bianca Modoc (FSU) def. Nicole Koehly (UCD), 6-3, 6-2
Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Layla Sanders (UCD), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
WHITE ITA SINGLES
Ellie Edles (UCD) def. Siobhan Ryan Bovey (SAC), 6-3, 6-0