WTEN | Gaels Win Third Straight With Road Victory Over UC Davis
Saint Mary's cruised past the red hot Aggies to win its third straight of the dual season.
DAVIS, Calif. — Saint Mary’s women’s tennis continues its hot streak, winning its third consecutive match of the dual season after cruising past a strong UC Davis squad (7-2), 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Marya Welch Tennis Center.
The Gaels improve to 4-4 on the year and will host national powerhouse, No. 18 Florida on Friday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. PT.
“Very good mental performance today,” said head coach Simon Harston. “Davis is a good opponent and it was really tough conditions today with the gusty wind on the road.”
Despite the conditions, the Gaels showcased another strong outing starting with the doubles competition. No. 51 Hind Abdelouahid and Mariia Kozyreva won their third straight match together on court 1 of doubles action. Seniors Emma Critser and Kareena Manji grinded out a close 7-6 win to clinch the important doubles point for SMC.
“I was really impressed with our team’s resiliency and toughness,” stated Harston. “They found a way to win in a tough road match.”
Kozyreva notched her first win on court 1 of the season in a three-set battle. Abdelouahid overpowered her opponent on court 2 in another straight-set win, while Manji and Vanessa Nommensen continued to anchor the Gaels lineup on courts 4 and 6.
Saint Mary’s 5, UC Davis 2
Marya Welch Tennis Center
Feb. 18, 2018
1. Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. BREISACHER, Kristina (UCD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2. Hind Abdelouahid (SMC) def. GREEN, Lani-Rae (UCD) 6-4, 6-3
3. PRADEEP, Nikita (UCD) def. Clementine Clement (SMC) 5-7, 7-5, 10-6
4. Kareena Manji (SMC) def. TSUKAMOTO, Sara (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
5. VON EBBE, Isabella (UCD) def. Emma Critser (SMC) 2-6, 7-5, 10-6
6. Vanessa Nommensen (SMC) def. HALL, Shirley (UCD) 6-1, 6-3
1. Hind Abdelouahid/Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. BREISACHER, Kristina/GREEN, Lani-Rae (UCD) 6-4
2. Emma Critser/Kareena Manji (SMC) def. PRADEEP, Nikita/TSUKAMOTO, Sara (UCD) 7-6 (1-0)
3. BRYANT, Kelsie/VON EBBE, Isabella (UCD) def. Clementine Clement/Aubane Ville (SMC) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,1,5,3)
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