UC Davis Ends Road Trip at No. 53 Fresno State

Layla Sanders has earned victories in two of her last three singles and doubles matches.

Feb. 21, 2013


Feb. 15, Causeway Classic at No. 63 Sacramento State: W, 4-3
Feb. 16 at San Francisco: L, 4-3


Saturday, Feb. 23
UC Davis Aggies (3-6) at No. 53 Fresno State Bulldogs (4-4)
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center (Fresno, Calif.) - 10 a.m.
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DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will end its season-long five-match road trip on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center in Fresno, Calif., in a 10 a.m. non-conference matchup against the No. 53 Fresno State Bulldogs.

Having split its first four matches, UC Davis defeated Portland and Sacramento State by matching 4-3 scores earlier this month against losses to No. 69 Oregon and San Francisco, the Aggies have a chance to end its road swing with a winning record before facing the Cal Poly Mustangs in the team's Big West home opener on March 2.

Four of the Aggies' last five matches have ended in a 4-3 fashion, including last week's come-from-behind Causeway Classic matchup - the highlight event out of the nine duals that have taken place this season.

Trailing No. 63 Sacramento State 3-1, UC Davis stormed back to tie the match thanks to singles victories by Nicole Koehly and Megan Heneghan.

Down to the final set, in the final singles event with the ultimate outcome of the afternoon based on the winner of a tense third set, Melissa Kobayakawa defeated Sacramento State's Olivia Boua to help the Aggies defeat their rival for the first time since March 31, 2000.

Taking place one week after that epic event, UC Davis will face its second nationally-ranked opponent in as many weeks against a Fresno State team that is coming off consecutive losses against No. 33 Arizona and No. 29 Arizona State.



Saturday's match will conclude a busy weekend for a Fresno State squad that will open its home schedule the previous day against the same Sacramento State squad that suffered a one-point loss against UC Davis in its previous outing.

Melissa McQueen and Bianca Modoc lead the Bulldogs this season in singles as both seniors have four dual wins to their credit. In Fresno State's duals, McQueen has competed as Fresno State's No. 3 singles for a majority of her matches, with Modoc primarily competing at the No. 5  spot. 

The duo have each earned victories in three out of their last four singles matches.