Women’s tennis faces CSUN for conference dual

March 1, 2018

UC Davis (7-3) hosts CSUN (1-4)
Sat., Mar. 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. 
Marya Welch Tennis Center
Davis, Calif.

DAVIS, Calif. — The UC Davis women’s tennis team went 1-1 over the weekend after meeting the courts with two conference rivals, scoring a victory over Cal Poly, 4-3, but falling to UC Santa Barbara, 4-0. This Saturday afternoon, the Aggies will remain at home as they welcome another fellow Big West Conference school CSUN to play at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

Going into this weekend, UC Davis holds a 7-3 overall record.

For the 2018 Women’s Standings in the Big West Conference, the Aggies are ranked in third, behind Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara, while the Matadors are three spots below in sixth, as last updated on Feb. 25.

Looking back on the action that took place last weekend, the Aggies faced tough competition as the Gaucho powerhouse prevented the visiting team from scoring; however, in the conference matchup against Cal Poly’s team, UC Davis found more success on the courts, despite not clinging the doubles point.

It was not until singles play where the Aggies outshines the Mustangs. Junior Isabella von Ebbe scored the first team point for her team after defeating Caroline Williams in straight-sets, while sophomore Nikita Pradeep responded directly after with a straight-set win of her own over Cal Poly’s Molly Reed. 

After Pradeep’s performance, the Mustangs garnered two single match wins to bring their score to three; however, senior and co-captain Lani-Rae Green and freshman Shirley Hall finalized the UC Davis win as they each went on to score the third and fourth point after their three-set wins over their respective opponents.

CSUN is currently 1-4 overall for the dual season, which includes a 6-16 record in singles play, and 8-6 overall in doubles play. Leading their scoreboard in singles wins are Syla Alcon and Elisa Elhadji, each of which have collected two wins apiece, while Matador tandem Mari Taslagyan and Kiryang Kim lead their team with a 4-1 doubles record.

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