Sept. 29, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. - Ellie Edles defeated Sacramento State's Andrea Gomez Carus in the White ITA Singles division to advance to Sunday's finals as the UC Davis women's tennis team continued action at the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley on Saturday.
Edles dropped the first set, but came back to claim the next two over Gomez Carus for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win. She'll face San Francisco's Brooke Irish, the White division's top-seeded player, in Sunday's final.
Layla Sanders moved on in the consolation bracket of the Blue division after defeating San Francisco's Milica Hadzi-Tanovic 6-4, 7-6(6). Sanders will face Stephanie Skaras of Santa Clara in Sunday's consolation semifinals.
Three other Aggie players competed in Saturday's round robin consolation singles as Lauren Curry, Megan Heneghan and Nicole Koehly each won to advance to Sunday's consolation final.
Heneghan topped Sacramento State's Olivia Boija 6-0, 6-2 while Koehly took on the Hornets' Saskia Angerer and claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win. Curry defeated Saint Mary's Liz Searl in a pair of tiebreakers, winning in two sets 7-6(4), 7-6(4).
In doubles action, both UC Davis duos took on seeded pairs from Cal, but were unable to advance past the Blue division quarterfinals. Curry-Koehly fell 8-3 to top-seeded Laura Posylkin-Tayler Davis while Layla Sanders and Heneghan came up short against fourth-seeded Cessi Estlander and Kelly Chui.
CAL NIKE INVITATIONAL
UC Davis results only
SATURDAY ROUND ROBIN CONSOLATION SINGLES
Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Olivia Boija (SAC), 6-0, 6-2
Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Saskia Angerer (SAC), 6-4, 6-3
Lauren Curry (UCD) def. Liz Searl (SMC), 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
WHITE ITA SINGLES
Ellie Edles (UCD) def. Andrea Gomez Carus (SAC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
BLUE ITA DOUBLES
Laura Posylkin-Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Lauren Curry-Nicole Koehly (DAV), 8-3
Cessi Estlander-Kelly Chui (CAL) def. Layla Sanders-Megan Heneghan (DAV), 8-3
BLUE ITA SINGLES
Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (USF), 6-4, 7-6(6)