UC Davis will have to wait another week before opening its spring season as the Aggies‘ two matches scheduled for Saturday were postponed as a result of an unsettled weather forecast. Both matches, however, have been rescheduled for later in the season.
Initially, the Aggies were scheduled to face Santa Clara and UC Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon in Santa Clara. UC Davis will instead take on SCU Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. in Santa Clara. The UCSC match will now be played Mar. 7 at 1 p.m. in Davis.
The modified schedule means UC Davis will open its season Friday at Portland.
Thursday’s women’s tennis match scheduled between UC Davis and No. 5 Stanford was postponed due to inclement weather. The contest has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Center in Stanford.
The Aggies didn’t have a problem with the weather on Saturday, but they did have their share of troubles with Arizona.
UC Davis suffered its first loss of the season when it was defeated by Arizona, 7-0, at the Robson Tennis Center in Tucson. The Wildcats opened play by claiming the doubles point before sweeping through singles. The loss drops UC Davis to 2-1 while Arizona won its season opener.
In doubles, the Wildcats claimed victories at No. 2 and No. 3 to clinch the point. With the point in hand, the remaining match at No. l featuring Randi Schuler and Desiree Stone was decided in a tiebreaker. The Aggie duo prevailed over Natasha Marks and Claire Rietsch, 6-5 (6), in what turned out to be the lone win of the day for UC Davis. All of the singles matches were decided in straight sets.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.