April 11, 2013
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
April 5 vs. No. 43 Long Beach State: L, 6-1
April 6 vs. UC Riverside: W, 6-1
April 7 vs. Hawai'i: L, 4-3
THIS WEEK'S MATCHES
Friday, April 12
Pacific Tigers (8-11, 3-4 BWC) at UC Davis Aggies (8-11, 3-4 BWC)
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (13-6, 4-2 BWC) at UC Davis Aggies
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 12 p.m.
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis will continue its season-ending six-match homestand and make its final push towards a more favorable seeding at the Big West Championships with its final Big West events against Pacific on Friday, April 12, and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, April 13, at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.
Tennis fans are also encouraged to participate in Saturday's Marya Welch Entryway Dedication as UC Davis Athletics will honor Marya Welch by unveiling a new entrance to the Tennis Center and plaque in her honor at 10:30 a.m. Festivities will take place outside the main gates off Howard Way across from the North Entry Parking Structure.
Shortly after the event concludes, women's tennis will participate in a UC Davis tennis doubleheader with the men's team as each squad will compete against UC Santa Barbara beginning at 12 p.m.
Due to doubleheader action, all courts at the Marya Welch Tennis Center will be utilized throughout the afternoon.
First up for UC Davis is its final Big West dual against the Pacific Tigers, a team that will become the newest member of the West Coast Conference this summer.
Possessing a record identical to the Aggies, the Tigers will visit Davis victorious in two of their last three matches. Prior to earning the first of its two triumphs when a 4-3 win was secured against Hawai'i on April 3, Pacific had dropped five straight matches.
UC Davis had downed Pacific in four of the last six head-to-head matches, including the last three straight.
Entering weekend action tied for sixth in the Big West alongside Cal State Fullerton and Pacific, UC Davis will end its conference slate against third-place UC Santa Barbara in a matchup scheduled for noon.
Even through three spots in the standings separate the two, UCSB has only earned one more Big West win compared to UC Davis and possess a 4-2 league mark compared to the Aggies' 3-4 conference record.
A win against the Gauchos will be the Aggies' second in the last three seasons; after defeating UCSB at home 5-2 in 2011, the Gauchos bounced back to earn a narrow 4-3 victory at the Gaucho Tennis Courts the following season.