DAVIS, Calif. — UC Davis will once again compete in three fall tournaments, beginning on the 29th of September and ending on the 23rd of October, as confirmed by head coach Bill Maze on Tuesday. The Aggies will follow the same order of event titles they participated in last year, starting with the Cal Nike Invitational, then the Saint Mary’s Invitational, and ending with the ITA Northwest Regionals.
Women’s tennis will open its 2016-2017 campaign with a three-day event at the Cal Nike Invitational, starting on Sept. 29 in Berkeley, Calif. In last year’s tournament, UC Davis women’s tennis won three championships during the final day of action, and sophomore Kristina Breisacher earned two singles victories by defeating Saint Mary’s No. 1-seeded opponent Vanessa Nommenson in the White Flight championship match.
On the following weekend (Oct. 6-8), UC Davis will head to Moraga, Calif., to compete in the Saint Mary’s Invitational. Last season at this event, Nikita Pradeep made an advancement to Round of 16 as the No. 1 seed after the first day of action, and Breisacher and Isabella von Ebbe defeated Santa Clara’s Zeina El Tawll and Caitlyn Frankel, 8-6, to capture the Saint Mary’s Fall Invitational Flight B doubles title in the final day of action.
The final tournament for the women’s tennis squad will take place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif, where 19 teams will participate in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. This tournament will run for five-days (Oct. 19-23), two days longer than the typical tournament duration. At the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in the 2016 season, Von Ebbe and Lani-Rae Green each collected singles victories during the second day of action.
Aside from the Aggies, other regional teams that participate in this tournament event include: Stanford, the tournament’s host, Berkeley, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle, Washington, and Washington State.
2017-18 UC DAVIS WOMEN’S TENNIS FALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Cal Nike Invitational (Berkeley, California)
Oct. 6-8 at St. Mary’s Invitational (Moraga, California)
Oct. 19-23 at ITA Northwest Regionals (Palo Alto, California)
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