Picnic Day is Senior Day for Women's Tennis

Zoe Davidson is one of three seniors who will be honored in Saturday's match against the Seawolves.

April 17, 2013


April 12 vs. Pacific: W, 5-2
April 13 vs. UC Santa Barbara: L, 5-2 


Saturday, April 20
Sonoma State Seawolves (14-9) at UC Davis Aggies (9-12)
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 10:30 a.m.

DAVIS, Calif. -
In its final tune-up before the Big West Women's Tennis Championship, UC Davis will end its 2013 schedule by hosting Sonoma State in Saturday's 10:30 a.m. non-conference match at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

Saturday's season finale will also serve as the final regular season event for three seniors as Lauren Curry, Zoe Davidson and Ellie Edles will represent UC Davis for the final time at home against the Seawolves.

All three are coming off successful outings in their last appearances; Curry has recorded four wins out of her last five doubles matches, Davidson earned singles victories in her last two appearances and Edles took seven straight singles matches before the Aggies faced UC Santa Barbara last weekend.

Sonoma State will host UC Santa Cruz in its home finale this Friday before making the trip to Davis the following day to compete in its fourth match within a seven-day timespan. The Seawolves' week started with losses against UC San Diego and the Academy of Art, and will end against the Aggies in a match that will also double as its season-ending event. 

Entering the week with a 14-9 overall record, Sonoma State has earned eight of those victories at home, another four in a neutral-court setting with only two victories earned out of its six road matches played.

Leading the way for Sonoma State head coach Joaquin Lopez are juniors Sara Celma and Lauren Ha as the pair are 36-10 combined in singles play. 

As the Seawolves' top singles player, Celma has only dropped three of her 21 singles matches, earned victories in her last three outings and is 9-1 in her last 10 matches played. Also going 9-1 throughout her last 10 singles contests, Ha has earned wins in all four matches as her team's No. 4, is 9-1 at the No. 5 spot but barely possesses a winning record in the No. 6 position having gone 4-3 in those seven matches.

Megan White will most likely be slotted as the Seawolves' No. 2 (9-11 record in that position), Chloe Jolliff is the probable No. 3 (9-9), with Sheena Johnson (12-6) and Lauren Shafer (8-2) completing the Sonoma State's probable singles lineup at the No. 4 and No. 6 slots.

Only two Sonoma State doubles teams possess a winning dual record; leading the Seawolves with a 15-5 mark are Celma and Joliff, a record comprised solely as their team's No. 1 pairing. Ha and Sheena Johnson are 10-9 in duals this season, the two are 7-4 when competing as a No. 2 and 3-5 when selected as their team's No. 3.

Shafer and White will most likely round out the Seawolves' doubles slate; the duo have split their 20 dual doubles matches played throughout the season and possess winning record (8-3) when competing at the No. 3 spot. Conversely, the pair is 2-7 when selected as Sonoma State's No. 2 team.