Aggies Face Warriors in Final Road Match

Nicole Koehly (foreground) has an opportunity to win her fourth singles match out of the last six played this Saturday at Cal State Stanislaus.

March 26, 2013

Idle since March 18

March 15 at No. 23 UC Irvine: L, 4-0
March 16 at Cal State Fullerton: W, 6-1
March 17 at Cal State Northridge: L, 4-3 


Saturday, March 30
UC Davis Aggies (6-9) at Cal State Stanislaus (1-9)
CSUS Tennis Courts (Turlock, Calif.) – 12 p.m. 

DAVIS, Calif. – UC Davis will travel to Turlock, Calif., to face the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, a late add to the Aggies’ schedule that also doubles as the team’s final regular season road match.

Capping off a (now) five-match road swing, UC Davis will end its season with six straight home events, including five consecutive against Big West teams, beginning April 4.

For Cal State Stanislaus, its contest against UC Davis at the CSUS Tennis Courts will conclude a five-match homestand spread throughout the entire month of March. 

Before the Aggies return to the Marya Welch Tennis Center, head coach Bill Maze and his team will face a Stanislaus squad coming off an 8-1 loss against the Academy of Art on March 23, extending the Warriors’ losing streak to nine in the process.

In that match, Davina Meza was responsible for the lone Warrior point and improved her singles record to 12-6. Stanislaus’ sophomore enters Saturday’s match against the Aggies as her team’s No. 1 singles player, and wins in her last three individual matches.

Victorious in three of its last five matches, UC Davis will seek its fifth road win of the year in Turlock, Calif., this Saturday.

Earning four singles wins at the No. 2 position, and another three as the Aggies’ No. 3 singles player, Layla Sanders will look to improve her 13-11 singles mark when she takes the court against the Warriors.



Her last individual victory was a memorable one; by defeating San Jose State’s Sabastiani Leo Chao in three sets, her win was the difference in the Aggies’ 4-3 triumph over the No. 64-ranked Spartans.

Victorious in four of her last five singles matches, Melissa Kobayakawa will most likely compete in the No. 4 singles position for UC Davis. Possessing an outstanding singles mark this season of 13-5, Kobayakawa has posted eight wins combined as the UC Davis’ No. 5 or No. 6 player.

Due to her success, the junior from Cupertino has climbed the Aggies’ ladder and has competed in the No. 4 slot during her team’s recent Big West road swing through Southern California.

Paired alongside Megan Heneghan in doubles competition since UC Davis visited San Francisco (Feb. 16), the duo has taken their last two matches by identical 8-2 scores. 

Heneghan led the Aggies throughout their three-day, three-match Big West swing through Southern California. Competing against No. 23 UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge, Heneghan won two of her three singles and doubles matches played; including the results of that trip, she has won six of her last eight singles matches.

Both Lauren Curry and Ellie Edles have an opportunity to extend their respective string of singles success against Cal State Stanislaus this Saturday as each earned straight-set singles wins as their team’s No. 3 and No. 5 players at Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge.

Nicole Koehly also has a chance to add to her 10-5 singles record; a win over the Warriors will be the fourth out of her last six matches.

Action from the CSUS Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 30, will start at 12 p.m.