Aggies Advance Four To Round Of 16 At ITA West Regional

Oct. 2, 2003

POMONA, Calif. - Luna Tieu and Audrey Wingo each posted two singles victories to lead four UC Davis players into the Round of 16 following the first day of play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) West Regional Thursday at the Kellogg Tennis Center.

Tieu and Wingo each posted straight-set wins in both matches to advance to Friday's third round. Tieu will face San Francisco State's Elly Swetz while Wingo will meet No.4-seed Dehlia Feliz of Cal Poly Pomona. Also joining the Aggies in Friday's play is sophomore Ally Muller, who defeated Cal State L.A.'s Rosalyn Miller 6-3, 6-2. Muller will next meet San Francisco State's Amanda Wong on Friday morning. Senior Jennifer Fong also reached Friday's singles play with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Western New Mexico's Monica Martinez in the second round. Fong will now play Charise Godoy of Cal State L.A. on Friday.

Junior Ashley Lehman won her opening-round match before falling to No.2-seed Nikita Bhardwaj of Grand Canyon, 6-2, 6-0. Also winning her first match was freshman Yuka Otaka, a straight-set winner over Cal State L.A.'s Kim Godoy. Otaka then battled No.3-seed Jasmin Doa of UC San Diego before falling 7-5, 6-3.

In doubles play, all three Aggie teams in action advanced to the second round. Wise and Lehman posted an 8-0 win over Grigorian and Kim Godoy of Cal State L.A. while Fong and Wingo defeated Leah Espericueta and Glenda Love of Cal State Bakersfield, 8-2. Tieu and Otaka recorded an 8-3 win over Cal Poly Pomona's Erica Lin and Renee Paquillo.

"For this early in the season I was very pleased with how we played today," said Aggie head coach Bill Maze. "This is a very strong tournament and I was impressed with our effort today."



Play continues through Saturday at the 2003 ITA West Regional.

2003 ITA West Regional
October 2-4
at Pomona, Calif.

First Round Singles:
Jenna Ishi (UCSD) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
Yuka Otaka (UCD) def. Kim Godoy (CSLA) 6-1, 6-0
Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Leah Espericueta (CSUB) 6-3, 6-0
Luna Tieu (UCD) def. Maggie Bollinger (CSLA) 6-4, 6-0
Ashley Lehman (UCD) def. Elysa Laskin (SFSU) 6-3, 6-4

Second Round Singles:
Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Monica Martinez (WNM) 6-1, 6-0
Ally Muller (UCD) def. Rosalyn Miller (CSLA) 6-3, 6-2
No.3 Jasmin Dao (UCSD) def. Yuka Otaka (UCD) 7-5, 6-3
Audrey Wingo (UCD) def. Jessica Scruggs (CSLA) 6-1, 6-1
Leigh Roberts (UCSD) def. Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
Luna Tieu (UCD) def. Marti Hoyt (CSUB) 6-1, 6-1
No.2 Nikita Bhardwaj (GCU) def. Ashley Lehman (UCD) 6-2, 6-0

First Round Doubles:
Wise/Lehman (UCD) def. Grigorian/K. Godoy (CSLA) 8-0
Fong/Wingo (UCD) def. Espericueta/Love (CSUB) 8-2
Tieu/Otaka (UCD) def. Lin/Paquillo (CPP) 8-3