Who: UC Davis vs. Santa Clara; UC Santa Cruz
Records: Aggies, 2-2; Broncos, 1-1; Banana Slugs, 0-1
Where: Marya Welch Tennis Center
When: Friday at 1:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m.
Who to watch: Jessica Harris has been playing tough early on this season at the No. 5 singles spot. The senior from Pasadena, Calif. started out the season going 2-0 in singles play to go along with a 7-4 overall mark.
This week, however, the UC Davis women’s tennis team ran into tough competition out in the desert, losing 7-0 to both Arizona and Arizona State.
Harris will look to help the team rebound in its home opener this weekend.
Did you know? Last Thursday, UC Santa Cruz played host to Santa Clara in the teams‘ season openers. The Broncos blanked the Slugs, winning 7-0.
Preview: After putting up a strong fight against No. 5 Stanford yesterday, the Aggies will be eager to come home after starting the season with a five-game road trip.
The toughest match of the weekend will be with Friday’s foe, Santa Clara.
“We have a pretty good rivalry with UC Davis,“ said Broncos coach Ben Cabell. “We’re pretty even with them so we‘re going to have to play our best.“
After shutting out UC Santa Cruz, the Broncos played at Cal Poly this past weekend, where the Mustangs handled them with ease, 7-1.
The lone victory for Santa Clara came from No. 5 singles player Courtney Hull, presenting a solid matchup for the Aggies‘ Harris.
On Saturday, the Aggies will play a very young team of Slugs, as UC Santa Cruz fields four freshmen and no seniors.
– Matt Miller