Women’s tennis concludes first fall tournament

Oct. 1, 2017

Day 3 Draws | Day 3 Results

— Sophomore Kristina Breisacher and senior Lani-Rae Green, the No. 4 seeded duo in the tournament, advanced to the Final Round of the doubles Gold Flight consolation draw after earning match victories in the quarterfinals and semifinals to highlight the second day of action, while junior Isabella von Ebbe and sophomore Nikita Pradeep partnered up to win the round robin doubles consolation play, highlighting the last day of the Cal Nike Fall Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.

Breisacher and Green defeated Cal’s Alexis Nelson and Audrey Mayer, 8-5, in the Quarterfinal Round, followed by a same score win over Pacific’s Anna Ramos and Sabrina Rodriguez in the Semifinal Round. The No. 4 seeded Aggies won three sets in the Final Round on the last day of the tournament, but it was not enough to secure the crown over Gabby Andrews and Kristen Wiley of UCLA, 8-3. 

In the Blue Flight singles consolation quarterfinals, senior Kristy Jorgensen saw a win over Cal Poly’s Susanne Boyden, 7-6(5), 7-5 on the second day of tournament move on to the semifinals, but ended up not competing against Cal’s Vivian Glozman due to an Aggies’ walk-over call. Von Ebbe and Pradeep each defeated their opponents in straight sets in the singles consolation quarterfinals for the Gold Flight on day two of the invitational.

Von Ebbe went up against Santa Clara’s Caitlyn Frankel, 6-2, 6-2 to move on to the semifinals, but lost to Sacramento State’s Sofia Gulnova, 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(7), while the sophomore from Sugar Land, Texas went up against Cal Poly’s Caroline Williams, 6-2, 7-5, but lost the semifinals against Pacific’s Annars Nederstigt, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(7) to conclude their performance on the last tournament day.

On the second day of the tournament in the main draw of the White Flight singles play, sophomore Kelsie Bryant went up against freshman teammate Shirley Hall and won after three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(2), allowing Bryant to advance to the semifinals, but was defeated by Nevada’s Melissa Hutchet in the last two sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Aggie freshman Jessica Walker also garnered a match victory in the quarterfinals against Grace Olyphant of Cal Poly, moving her on to the semifinals after the second day, but retired after the second set of the Semifinal Round, handing the match win over to Santa Clara’s Nadine DelCarmen, 2-6. 4-1.

In the Blue Flight quarterfinals for doubles play on Saturday, Bryant and Jorgensen defeated the No. 2 seeded duo Maddy Pothoff and Madison Clarke of Santa Clara, 8-5, but were defeated by Cal’s Anna Bright and Vivian Glozman, 8-4, in the Semifinal Round. 

For the Gold Flight doubles quarterfinals for day two of the invitational, von Ebbe and Pradeep tournament journey came to an end by Cal’s No. 2 seeded duo Jasie Dunk and Maria Smith, 8-3, while the UC Davis freshmen duo Walker and Hall put up a good fight before succumbing to a close defeat, 8-6, by Nevada’s Maria Tatamikova and Sacramento State’s Sofi Walker in the White Flight doubles consolation draw.

On the last day of the invite in the round robin doubles consolation play, Aggie duo von Ebbe and Pradeep defeated Sacramento State’s Ana Loaiza and Jenna Dorian, 8-1, while Hall came up short in the round robin singles consolation draw agaisnt San Francisco’s Mya Bui, 6-3, 6-4.

The women's tennis squad returns to the courts on Friday, Oct. 6, for the first day of the Saint Mary's Invitational in Moraga, Calif.

Cal Nike Fall Invitational
Hosted by Cal
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 — Day Two and Three Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)
Hellman Tennis Complex / Channing Tennis Courts — Berkeley, Calif.

Blue Flight — Consolation Quarterfinals (DAY 2)
Kristy Jorgensen (UCD) def. Susanne Boyden (SLO), 7-6(5), 7-5

Gold Flight — Consolation Quarterfinals (DAY 2)
Nikita Pradeep (UCD) def. Caroline Williams (SLO), 6-2, 7-5
Isabella von Ebbe (UCD) def. Caitlyn Frankel (SC), 6-2, 6-2 

Gold Flight — Consolation Semifinals (DAY 3)
Annars Nederstigt (PAC) def. Nikita Pradeep (UCD), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(7)
Sofia Gulnova (SAC) def. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD), 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(7)

White Flight — Quarterfinals (DAY 2)
Kelsie Bryant (UCD) def. Shirley Hall (UCD), 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(2)
Jessica Walker (UCD) def. Grace Olyphant (SLO), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

White Flight — Semifinals (DAY 3)
Melissa Hutchet (NEV) def. Kelsie Bryant (UCD), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Nadine DelCarmen (SC) def, Jessica Walker (UCD), 2-6, 4-1, Ret. (inj)

Round Robin— First Round (DAY 3)
Mya Bui (USF) def. Shirley Hall (UCD), 6-3, 6-3

Blue Flight — Quarterfinals (DAY 2)
Kelsie Bryant / Kristy Jorgensen (UCD) def. (2) Maddy Pothoff / (2) Madison Clarke (SC), 8-5

Blue Flight — Semifinals (DAY 2)
Anna Bright/Vivian Glozman (CAL) def. Kelsie Bryant / Kristy Jorgensen (UCD), 8-4

Gold Flight — Quarterfinals (Day 2)
(2) Jasie Dunk/(2) Maria Smith (CAL) def. Isabella von Ebbe / Nikita Pradeep (DAV), 8-3

Gold Flight — Consolation Quarterfinals (DAY 2)
(4) Kristina Breisacher / (4) Lani-Rae Green def. Alexis Nelson/Audrey Mayer (CAL), 8-5

Gold Flight — Consolation Semifinals (DAY 2)
(4) Kristina Breisacher / (4) Lani-Rae Green def. Anna Ramos/Sabrina Rodriguez (PAC), 8-5

Gold Flight — Consolation Finals (DAY 3)
Gabby Andrews/Kristen Wiley (UCD) def. (4) Kristina Breisacher / (4) Lani-Rae Green (UCD), 8-3

White Flight — Consolation Semifinals (DAY 1)
Maria Tatarnikova (NEV)/Sofi Wicker (SAC) def. Jessica Walker / Shirley Hall (UCD), 8-6

Round Robin — First Round (DAY 3)
Isabella von Ebbe / Nikita Pradeep (UCD) def. Ana Loaiza/Jenna Dorian (SAC), 8-1

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