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Women's Tennis

Fall season comes to an end in Stanford

ITA Women's Northwest Regional
Stanford, Calif.

Oct. 19-23, 2018

STANFORD, Calif. — After a successful doubles performance on day one of the ITA Regional, all four doubles teams fell in the round of 32 to end UC Davis' run in Stanford on day two.

To conclude her final fall season as an Aggie, senior Isabella von Ebbe partnered with junior Kelsie Bryant. The duo played a strong couple of games to get on-serve early in the match against the tournament's No. 3 seed from Stanford, Melissa Lord and Janice Shin, but could not upset the seeded team, falling 8-2. Jessica Walker and Skyler Holm also had a hard-fought battle against Cal's Maria Smith and Katerina Stoukalova, but they fell by an identical 8-2 score. The remaining two UC Davis teams faced opponents from the West Coast Conference — Santa Clara and San Francisco. Kristina Breisacher and Sara Tsukamoto played Katya Tabachnik and Elvena Gevargiz (Santa Clara), and Shirley Hall and Nikita Pradeep played Rita Colyer and Hannah Borjeson (San Francisco). Breisacher and Tsukamoto were neck and neck at 4-4, but the Santa Clara pairing did not relent, beating the new Aggie team 8-4. In the closest doubles match of the day, Hall and Pradeep saved at least five match points during a comeback from 4-7, but could not get the last break to even up the match, falling 8-6.

Four players competed in the singles consolation sign-up matches, with two earning straight-set victories, and the other two falling in tight three set matches. Tsukamoto defeated Anneroos Nederstigt from Pacific in a dominant fashion, only dropping one game in a 6-1, 6-0 rout. Bryant also logged a win over Gonzaga's Katie Day, 7-5, 7-6(6). Both Walker and Holm took the first set in their singles matches, but were unable to close it out, and fell 10-8, and 10-5 in the third set ten-point tiebreaker, respectively. 

With the conclusion of the ITA Northwest Regional, the Aggies will not return to action until the start of the spring dual season on Jan. 19, 2019 at Arizona State, in Tempe, Ariz. 

UC Davis Results Day 2:

Doubles 
Round of 32

(3) Melissa Lord/Janice Shin (Stanford) def. Isabella von Ebbe/Kelsie Bryant 8-2
Hanna Borjeson/Rita Colyer (San Francisco) def. Shirley Hall/Nikita Pradeep 8-6
Elvena Gevargiz/Katya Tabachnik (Santa Clara) def. Kristina Breisacher/Sara Tsukamoto 8-4
Maria Smith/Katerina Stoukalova (Cal) def. Jessica Walker/Skyler Holm 8-2

Singles
Consolation Sign Up

Kelsie Bryant def. Katie Day (Gonzaga) 7-5, 7-6(6)
Sara Tsukamoto def. Anneroos Nederstigt (Pacifc) 6-1, 6-0
Alisa Sabotic (Seattle) def. Jessica Walker 2-6, 6-4, 10-8
Hannah Gianin (Seattle) def. Skyler Holm 4-6, 6-3, 10-5

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