The Aggies‘ stars came out on Friday afternoon.
Each of the top four starters for the UC Davis women’s tennis team – Randi Schuler, Desiree Stone, Dahra Zamudio and Herzyl Legaspi – earned wins in singles and doubles play en route to a 6-1 victory over UC San Diego.
“We emphasize attitude and effort as our main goals,“ said coach Bill Maze. “I thought they were great, so I was pleased with that.“
The Aggies swept doubles action with 8-4, 6-5 (4), 8-1 victories over the Tritons, earning the first point of the match.
In singles play, the No. 1 through No. 4 singles players for UC Davis won in straight sets.
No. 1 Schuler defeated UCSD’s Natalie Varnay 6-0, 6-2 to improve her overall singles record to 3-5 and 14-16 overall.
At the No. 2 singles slot, Stone, a junior from Hollywood, Calif., took care of business by beating Ina Dan handedly 6-1, 6-2.
The freshman sensation Zamudio cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Anita Athavale, a transfer who competed for UC Davis last season. It was Zamudio’s fourth consecutive win and sixth in her past seven.
No. 4 Legaspi earned the 6-4, 6-2 victory over Valerie Tang to put the Aggies up 5-0. The No. 5 and No. 6 slots were split, giving UC Davis the 6-1 final margin of victory.
The non-conference win improved the Aggies to 3-1 at home and 7-7 overall on the season. As for the Tritons, the loss dropped them to 3-2 overall, ending a three-game road-winning streak.
The Aggies will return to action on Friday, as they host Big West Conference rival Pacific at the Marya Welch Tennis Center at 2 p.m.
MATT MILLER can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.