POMONA, Calif. - The UC Davis duo of Janice Salomon and Nancy Mok captured both of their doubles matches to advance to Saturday's semifinals in play at the Omni Hotels West Region Tennis Championships on Friday.
In singles play, Aggie junior Gretchen Schantz, the lone remaining UC Davis player, dropped a 6-0, 6-3 contest against No.1 seed Adrienn Hegedus of BYU-Hawaii.
Salomon and Mok, the No.5 seeds, began the day with an 8-2 win over Elly Swetz and Melissa Magat of San Francisco State in the second round. In the quarterfinals, the Aggie duo eliminated the defending champions, Nikita Bhardwaj and Robyn Jaeger of Grand Canyon, 8-1. They will now face the No.2 seeded pair of Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis and Michelle Hammond of Cal Poly Pomona.
Two other Aggie teams dropped their second-round matches on Friday. Jennifer Fong and Christy Battig fell to the Cal State Bakersfield pair of Katalin Nagy and Anita Kuzmanovic, 8-3. Schantz and Kerri Roemer lost an 8-1 decision against the No.1 seeded duo of Hegedus and Amy Sun from BYU-Hawaii, 8-1.
"(Janice and Nancy) were our most consistent doubles team last year and have great chemistry," said Aggie Head Coach Bill Maze of his remaining doubles team. "They lost to (the Grand Canyon team) last year so it was nice to see them turn things around. It's the best I've seen them play since they've been together."
Play continues at the West Region Championships with semifinal and final action on Saturday.
UC DAVIS WOMEN'S TENNIS AT OMNI HOTELS WEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adrienn Hegedus (BYUH) def. Gretchen Schantz (UCD) 6-0, 6-3
No.5 Salomon/Mok (UCD) def. Swetz/Magat (SFSU), 8-2
No.1 Adrienn Hegedus/Amy Sun (BYUH) def. Gretchen Schantz/Kerri Roemer (UCD) 8-1
Katalin Nagy/Anita Kazmanovic (CSUB) def. Jennifer Fong/Christy Battig (UCD) 8-3
No.5 Salomon/Mok (UCD) def. Nikita Bhardwaj/Robyn Jaeger (GCU) 8-1
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