Four Aggies Receive All-Big West Honors

Four of head coach Bill Maze's players received all-conference honors from the Big West this season.
 
Four of head coach Bill Maze's players received all-conference honors from the Big West this season.
 

April 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Megan Heneghan earned All-Big West singles first team honors, doubles honorable mention with partner Melissa Kobayakawa while teammates Nicole Koehly and Layla Sanders collected doubles first team acclaim when the Big West Conference released its list of women's tennis all-conference recipients Tuesday afternoon.

Heneghan caps an outstanding career at UC Davis by collecting her fourth singles all-conference award; a member of the Big West's singles second team last year, she earned a spot on the first team as a freshman, sophomore, and senior seasons. By receiving doubles recognition, Heneghan bookends a career that saw her receive second team doubles honors following the conclusion of her freshman season-one that also saw the Big West name the Tustin, Calif., native its freshman of the year.

All 19 of Heneghan's singles results took place at No. 1; including her 14-5 spring record, she finished her final season at UC Davis with an 18-10 overall mark.

An all-conference doubles honorable mention recipient last season, Nicole Koehly ends her career as a doubles first team recipient with her partner, Layla Sanders. This is the second time in as many seasons that the pair received all-league recognition. In 2013, the two competed primarily as the Aggies' No. 2 tandem; hailing from Santa Ana and El Cerrito, Calif., respectively, Koehly and Sanders competed at No. 1 in all but two spring events this season. 


 

 

Including their eight spring wins, Koehly and Sanders collected 11 doubles victories throughout the season.

Kobayakwa, the final Aggie highlighted by the Big West earned her first league award competing alongside Heneghan as UC Davis' No. 2 doubles team. The senior from Cupertino, Calif., competed alongside Heneghan and became the program's most successful Division I team after posting a 21-5 overall record-the first time a UC Davis Division-I doubles team reached the 20-win threshold.

Not only did Kobayakawa and Heneghan post an 18-3 dual record, the two also won their last 16 consecutive head-to-head doubles matches to record new program records. Even though they competed primarily at the No. 2 position, both matches played as the Aggies' No. 1 ended in victorious fashion.

UC Davis ended the 2014 season with a 12-10 overall record, finished fourth in the Big West with its 4-3 league record and competed in the quarterfinal round of the conference's women's tennis championship.