Oct. 11, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis women's tennis team is set for its second fall tournament of the season as the Aggies will make the short trip to Moraga to participate in the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational Oct. 12-14.
UC Davis will be part of a 12-team field that includes some of the top programs on the West Coast. Stanford and Cal, which ranked fifth and seventh, respectively, at the end of the 2011-12 season, will be in competition as will fellow Pac-12 Conference member Washington while Gonzaga, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Santa Clara and San Francisco round out the field. Big West Conference foes Cal Poly and Pacific complete the field.
The tournament will take place on the campus at Saint Mary's as well as at the Moraga Country Club. Play begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. while Saturday and Sunday action will start at 9 a.m.
The Aggies return to action after a strong showing at the Cal Nike Invitational Sept. 29-Oct. 1 that saw sophomore Layla Sanders claim the Blue ITA Singles consolation title after she topped Hanah Liljekvist of Saint Mary's 6-3, 6-4.
Ellie Edles also led UC Davis at the Cal Nike Invite, advancing to the final match of the White Singles division. As the 14th-seeded player in the division, Edles topped tenth-seeded Andrea Gomez Carus of Sacramento State in the semifinals 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 before falling to top-seeded Brooke Irish of San Francisco.
At the 2011 edition of the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational, Dahra Zamudio and Nicole Koehly claimed the Red Doubles consolation final title with an 8-5 victory over the Santa Clara duo of Alex Zaniewski and Kelly Lamble. Koehly also advanced to the semifinals of the White Singles division, but lost in three sets to Sacramento State's Sophi Lohscheldt 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Next up for UC Davis will be the ITA Regional, hosted by Stanford Oct. 19-23.
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