UC Davis Hosts Conference Opener against Cal Poly

Another week of competition will bring with it another ranked opponent for Zoe Davidson and her women's tennis teammates.

Feb. 26, 2013


Feb. 23 at No. 53 Fresno State: L, 5-2


Saturday, March 2
Cal Poly Mustangs (2-7) at UC Davis Aggies (3-7)
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 3
UC Davis Aggies at San Jose State Spartans (7-3)
Spartan Tennis Complex (San Jose, Calif.) - 1 p.m.

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will compete at the Marya Welch Tennis Center for only the second time this season when the Aggies host the Cal Poly Mustangs in Saturday's 11 a.m. Big West home opener. Unfortunately for UC Davis, the team will return to the road less than 24 hours later for a 1 p.m. non-conference match at San Jose State on Sunday, March 3.

Cal Poly will visit Davis with two Big West matches already played; last month, the Mustangs fell 5-2 at No. 54 Hawai'i before dropping another match to No. 59 UC Irvine by a score of 6-1 nearly one month later.

Opening its 2013 season began on a positive note with a 7-0 win over UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly has struggled since as the team lost seven of its following eight matches, earning its other victory by a matching 7-0 score over Cal State Stanislaus.

Jen Cornea and Ane McPike are Cal Poly's most dangerous duo as they have won five of their last seven doubles matches, and more than one-third of the Mustangs' doubles wins. Trailing Cornea/McPike are Alexa Lee and Louise Oxnevad with their 3-1 doubles mark.

Out of the 10 Mustangs with singles experience this season, Cornea, Lee and Kathryn Webb possess a team-high three victories apiece.

Give head coach Bill Maze and his team credit for facing top-caliber competition because San Jose State is the seventh nationally-ranked opponent the Aggies will face this season. 

San Jose State will enter the Spartan Tennis Complex this Sunday ranked No. 64 in the country, the first time the Spartans have ever received national recognition. Individually, Klaudia Boczova will also enter with a No. 40 singles ranking.

The last two matches have ended positively for a Spartan squad that recently defeated Pacific on its home courts 6-1, and downed No. 58 UNLV by a slim 4-3 score.

Unfazed against top-caliber competition, UC Davis will seek its second victory over  a ranked opponent when the team opens its final road trip of the season, a four-match swing, at San Jose State.