Two conference duals awaits women's tennis

Feb. 22, 2018

UC Davis (7-2) at UC Santa Barbara (3-6)
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Recreation Center Courts
Santa Barbara, Calif.

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UC Davis at Cal Poly (2-5)*
Sun, Feb. 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Mustang Tennis Complex
San Luis Obispo, Calif. 

*subject to change after the Pacific matchup on Feb. 24

DAVIS, Calif. — The UC Davis women’s tennis team are currently 7-2 overall after finished 1-1 last weekend with a first game against San Francisco, 4-1, but a second game fall to Saint Mary’s at the Marya Welch Tennis Center the following day, 5-2. This weekend, the Aggies will take a trek down south for two conference duals, starting with a matchup against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday (Feb. 24), and then one against Cal Poly’s team on Sunday (Feb. 25).

According to the 2018 Women’s Standings as updated by the Big West Conference on Feb. 21, the Aggies are ranked second behind Cal State Fullerton, while the Gauchos and Mustangs are ranked in seventh and eighth, respectively.

Recapping on the action that took place in the San Francisco match, UC Davis sealed the 1-0 lead in the final doubles match of the day after defeating the the Dons at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, while in singles, sophomore Kristina Breisacher and freshman Sara Tsukamoto won the first two singles matches for the Aggies after securing straight-set wins over their opponents. Junior Isabella von Ebbe went on to clinch the 4-1 team win over San Francisco after her three-set win over Alexa Meyer at the No. 6 position.

Among other accomplishments, sophomore Nikita Pradeep scored UC Davis’s first Big West Player of the Week award of the season after going 2-0 in singles for the competition week of Feb. 12-18. The first win came from her straight-set win in the conference match against Hawai’i, while the second win came from her third-set victory over Saint Mary’s Clementine Clement at the No. 3 spot. Pradeep remains undefeated in singles play thus in the dual season with an 8-0 record.

Going into the weekend, UC Santa Barbara holds a 3-6 overall record, while the Mustangs are currently 2-5 for the season, including a 0-1 conference record after being bested by CSUN’s team on Feb. 11.

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