Oct. 18, 2002
MORAGA, Calif. - UC Davis senior Janice Salomon captured her opening-round match and the doubles team of Kerri Roemer and Gretchen Schantz advanced to the Round of 16 during the first day of play at the Saint Mary's College Women's tennis tournament.
In singles play, the Aggies sent a team of eight to compete in the Division I-dominated tournament. Salomon drew a bye in round one then rallied to defeat Sacramento State's Italina Kirkness, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round before falling to Santa Clara's top player, Christine Limbers, 6-2, 6-3, in round three. Freshman Ally Muller posted the Aggies only other singles victory when she defeated Santa Clara's Nicole Jackson, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round. Muller then ran into the tournament's No.1 seed, Edith Pakay of Loyola Marymount, falling 6-0, 6-0 in the second round.
In doubles play, the Roemer/Schantz duo captured a 9-8 victory over Saint Mary's Lindsey Herndon-Ortega and Megan Schulman in the first round and will advance to the round of 16 on Saturday. UC Davis' other three doubles team's dropped their opening-round matches, although their play was a positive according to Head Coach Bill Maze.
"We looked more zoned-in today than we did at the ITA Regional Tournament," said Maze, referring to the Aggies play in early October. "I was particularly impressed with our doubles. We were placing the ball where it needed to be and working together."
The Saint Mary's tournament continues through Sunday, with all the Aggies players competing in Saturday's consolation singles rounds.
UC DAVIS WOMEN'S TENNIS
at Saint Mary's Invitational
Ally Muller (UCD) def. Nicole Jackson (SCU) 6-3, 6-1
Whitney Vasu (SJSU) def. Taylor Lehman (UCD) 6-0, 7-5
Janice Salomon (UCD) def. Italina Kirkness (SAC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Edith Pakay (LMU) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
Courtney Jantz (FSU) def. Gretchen Schantz (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
Anna Skogerboe (USF) def. Kerri Roemer (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
Petra Abraham (SAC) def. Ashley Lehman (UCD) 6-2, 6-0
Valerie Verrier (SMC) def,. Christy Battig (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
Catherine Cochrane (SCU) def. Luna Tieu (UCD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Joanna Koe (Stan) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-3, 7-5
Christine Limbers (SCU) def. Janice Salomon (UCD) 6-2, 6-3
Kerri Roemer/Gretchen Schantz (UCD) def. Lindsey Herndon-Ortega/Megan Schulman (SMC) 9-8
Italina Kirkness/Amanda Sanchez (SAC) def. Ally Muller/Janice Salomon (UCD) 8-6
Kathy Van/Coral Silverstone (SJSU) def. Christy Battig/Luna Tieu (UCD) 8-2
Ana Lukner/Noelle Lee (SJSU) def. Ashley Lehman/Amanda Wise (UCD) 8-4