Oct. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Megan Heneghan advanced to Saturday's round of 32 while Layla Sanders and freshman Tiffany Pham each posted singles victories in the first round of action at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional on Friday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford.
Heneghan defeated Sacramento State's Jennifer Nguyen 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the round of 64 where she topped Cal Poly's Kathryn Webb in an easy 6-2, 6-0 straight set victory. She'll face Cal's Annie Goransson, the seventh-seeded player in the main draw bracket, in the round of 32 on Saturday.
Sanders handed Eastern Washington's Chelsea Patton an easy 6-1 first-set victory, then took a 7-5 win in the second set to advance to the round of 64. She fell to Cal's Cecilia Estlander, however, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Tiffany Pham claimed a three-set victory over Eastern Washington's Chrissy Uriarte, dropping the first set 3-6 but coming back with 6-0 and 6-3 wins in the second and third sets, respectively. She advanced to the round of 64, but dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Cal's Lynn Chi.
Claire Jaramishian, also in her first year as an Aggie, earned a first-round bye, then faced Oregon's Julia Metzger in the round of 64. She fell 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles action, Lauren Curry and Nicole Koehly were narrowly edged by Sacramento State's Katharina Knoebl and Jennifer Nguyen, falling 8-6. Ellie Edles and Tiffany Pham lost 8-4 to Danielle Flores and Jade Frampton of Saint Mary's while Zoe Davidson and Melissa Kobayakawa fell 8-4 to the San Francisco duo of Yurie Hashiguchi and Brooke Irish.
Action continues on Saturday with consolation singles and doubles as well as the continuation of the main draw of both singles and doubles.
USTA/ITA NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
UC Davis results only
Singles - Round of 128
Elianne Douglas-Miron (UW) def. Ellie Edles (UCD), 6-2, 7-5
Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Jennifer Nguyen (SAC), 6-3, 6-4
Layla Sanders (UCD) def. Chelsea Patton (EWU), 6-1, 7-5
Audrey Leitz (SMC) def. Nicole Koehly (UCD), 6-1, 6-2
Tiffany Pham (UCD) def. Chrissy Uriarte (EWU), 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Zoe Davidson (UCD), 6-3, 6-3
Sofia Hager (ORE) def. Lauren Curry (UCD), 6-3, 6-3
Singles - Round of 64
Cecilia Estlander (CAL) def. Layla Sanders (UCD), 6-1, 6-1
Julia Metzger (ORE) def. Claire Jaramishian (UCD), 6-3, 6-0
Lynn Chi (CAL) def. Tiffany Pham (UCD), 6-2, 6-3
Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Kathryn Webb (CP), 6-2, 6-0
Doubles - Round of 64
Katharina Knoebl-Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) def. Lauren Curry-Nicole Koehly (UCD), 8-6
Danielle Flores-Jade Frampton (SMC) def. Ellie Edles-Tiffany Pham (UCD), 8-4
Yurie Hashiguchi-Brooke Irish (USF) def. Zoe Davidson-Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD), 8-4