Oct. 13, 2012
MORAGA, Calif. - Five Aggie women advanced in their respective singles divisions while two doubles teams moved on to the consolation semifinals as the UC Davis women's tennis team completed the first day of action at the Saint Mary's Invitational in Moraga.
Megan Heneghan moved on to the round of 16 in the main draw of the ITA Red Singles division after defeating San Francisco's Marina Nikolic 6-3, 6-1.
In the White Singles bracket, Layla Sanders, Nicole Koehly and Tiffany Pham each advanced to the round of 16 as well. Sanders claimed a three-set 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Sacramento State's Olivia Boija while Koehly also took a three-set win. She dropped her first set to San Jose State's Chau Truong 6-7(8) but went on to blank Truong in the second set 6-0 before claiming a 7-5 win in the final set.
In her UC Davis debut, freshman Tiffany Pham edged Cal Poly's Ane McPike 7-5 in the first set before claiming a decisive 6-3 victory to also advance.
Melissa Kobayakawa made her season debut and downed Santa Clara's Nikki Wolny 6-2, 6-3 in the ITA Blue Singles division.
In doubles, Sanders and Heneghan dropped an 8-1 decision in the Red Doubles bracket, falling to Saint Mary's Audrey Letiz and Jenny Jullien. The duo went on to top San Francisco's Sofia Holmberg and Milica Hadzi-Tanovic 8-4 in the consolation quarterfinals. They'll face Sacramento State's Jennifer Nguyen and Katherine Knoebl in the consolation semifinals.
Ellie Edles and Pham paired up for a doubles consolation quaterfinals victory. After falling to San Jose State's Julianna Bacelar and Sabi Leon-Chao 8-2 in the main White Doubles draw, Edles and Pham claimed an 8-4 victory over Washington's Brianna Kemp and Sarah Steele. They will face Blair Reed and Brooke Irish from USF in the consolation semifinals.
SAINT MARY'S INVITATIONAL
UC Davis results only
ITA Red Singles
Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Marina Nikolic (USF), 6-3, 6-1
ITA White Singles
Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Olivia Boija (SAC), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) def. Lauren Curry (UCD), 7-6(3), 6-1
Natalie Coronel (UW) def. Ellie Edles (UCD), 7-6(5), 7-6(5)
Nicole Koehly (UCD) def. Chau Truong (SJSU), 6-7(8), 6-0, 7-5
Tiffany Pham (UCD) def. Ane McPike (CP), 7-5, 6-3
ITA Blue Singles
Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD) def. Nikki Wolny (SC), 6-2, 6-3
Alexandra Tallas (GON) def. Zoe Davidson (UCD), 7-5, 6-2
ITA Red Doubles
Audrey Leitz-Jenny Jullien (SMC) def. Layla Sanders-Megan Heneghan (UCD), 8-1
Layla Sanders-Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Milica Hadza-Tanovic-Sofia Holmberg (USF), 8-4
ITA White Doubles
Alexandra Tallas-Katie Edwards (GON) def. Lauren Curry-Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD), 8-5
Julianna Bacelar-Sabi Leon-Chao (SJSU) def. Ellie Edles-Tiffany Pham (UCD), 8-2
Ane McPike-Sophia Bott (CP) def. Lauren Curry-Melissa Kobayakawa, 9-8(4)
Ellie Edles-Tiffany Pham (UCD) def. Brianna Kemp-Sarah Steele (UW), 8-4
Isabell Klingert-Samantha Polayes (GON) def. Claire Jaramishian-Zoe Davidson, 8-4