Gretchen Schantz Reaches Round Of 16

Oct. 3, 2002

POMONA, Calif. - UC Davis junior Gretchen Schantz captured her second-round match to advance to the Friday's round of 16 at the Omni Hotels West Region Tennis Championships on Thursday.

Schantz drew a bye in the first round then defeated Cal Poly Pomona's Priscilla DeVera, 6-3, 6-3, in her second round match. Schantz will now face defending champion and No.1 seed Adrienn Hegedus of Brigham Young University, Hawaii, in her first match on Friday.

Also earning first-round victories for UC Davis were Christy Battig, who rallied to defeat Cal State Bakersfield's Anita Kazmanovic, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1. Battig then dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Cal Poly Pomona's Michelle Rabinovich. Kerri Roemer earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sonoma State's Emma Moverley before falling to No.4 seed Katalin Nagy of Cal State Bakersfield, 6-3, 6-3.

Jennifer Fong cruised to the 6-0, 6-0 victory over Cal State Los Angeles' Janine Oday in the first round then lost to No.3 seed Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis of Pomona, 6-1, 6-0. Ashley Lehman had a straight-set win over Deah Toby of Sonoma State, 7-6, 6-3, then fell to San Francisco State's Amanda Wong, 6-2, 6-2.

Janice Salomon, the No.8 seed, earned a bye in her first round then was upset by Sara Mitchell of Grand Canyon, 6-2, 6-4, in the second round. Nancy Mok dropped her opening-round match, 6-0, 6-3 to Dehlia Feliz of Cal Poly Pomona and Amanda Wise fell 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 to Sonoma State's Brianna Bailey.

In doubles play, three of the four Aggie teams advanced to the second round as the No.5 seeded duo of Salomon and Mok drew a bye in their first round. Schantz and Roemer defeated Sara Jex and Jennie Burggraf of Cal Poly Pomona, 8-3, and now will face the top-seeded team of Hegedus and Amy sun of BYU-Hawaii, in their opening match on Friday.

Fong and Battig earned an 8-2 win over Cal State L.A.'s Brittany Keller and Jessica Scruggs while Lehman and Wise dropped an 8-6 match to Sonoma State's Toby and Nicole Warm.

"It's always nice to see the new players who've come into the CCAA and the Hawaii schools," said Aggie Head Coach Bill Maze. "I thought we played well today and came in with the right attitude, but it's early in the season and we were a little bit rusty."



"I expected Gretchen to play well and she did while Janice (Salomon) just ran into a tough match. I thought all our seniors did a good job today."

Play continues at the West Region Championships through Saturday.

October 3-5
Pomona, Calif.

Women's Singles
First Round:

Dehlia Feliz (CPP) def. Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-0, 6-3
Christy Battig (UCD) def. Anita Kazmanovic (CSUB) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
Kerri Roemer (UCD) def. Emma Moverley (SSU) 6-2, 6-3
Ashley Lehman (UCD) def. Deah Toby (SSU) 7-6, 6-3
Jennifer Fong (UCD) def. Janine Oday (CSLA) 6-0, 6-0

Second Round:
Sara Mitchell (GCU) def. No.8 Janice Salomon (UCD) 6-2, 6-4
Gretchen Schantz (UCD) def. Priscilla DeVera (CPP), 6-3, 6-3
Michelle Rabinovich (CPP) def. Battig, 6-4, 6-1
No.4 Katalin Nagy (CSUB) def. Roemer, 6-3, 6-3
Amanda Wong (SFSU) def. Lehman, 6-2, 6-2
No.3 Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis (CPP) def. Fong 6-1, 6-0

Women's Doubles
First Round

No.5 Salomon/Mok (UCD), bye
Schantz/Roemer (UCD) def. Jenny Burggraf/Sara Jex (CPP), 8-3
Fong/Battig (UCD) def. Jessica Scruggs/Britni Keeler (CSLA), 8-2
Warm/Toby (SSU) def. Lehman/Wise (UCD), 8-6.