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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Women’s Tennis Preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. Montana

Records: Aggies, 6-7; Grizzlies 5-9

Where: Welch Tennis Center

When: Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Who to watch: Sidney Brady returned from an illness over the weekend.

Although coach Bill Maze believes Brady’s still not at 100 percent, the Granite Bay, Calif. native won both singles matches to put her at nine wins on the season.

Did you know? Despite battling a recent injury, Desiree Stone has earned singles victories in five consecutive matches.

Preview: Confidence seems to be higher than at any point this season.

With the Big West Tournament around the corner, the Aggies are on the verge of getting back to the .500 mark for the first time this year.

Maze has been thrilled just to have a full roster after setbacks caused him to game-plan for matches without his two best singles players.

UC Davis had success against Montana last season when the Aggies downed the Grizzlies 6-1 in non-conference play 6-1.

When the two squads face off today, the Aggies hope to extend their current season wining streak to six.

Maze has been pleased with the recent performances and hopes his team can keep up its steady improvement. He said ideally he wants the Aggies to peak at the conference tournament.

While two players returned to the lineup, Maze still believes the roster is not in complete form at this point.

Doubles play, however, was back in form against Weber State and Cal State Fullerton.

It was no coincidence since Stone had been reinserted into No. 1 before the matches began last weekend. Stone and Herzyl Legaspi had the easiest time with their Weber State opponents as they earned a 8-2 win. They continued to show chemistry and defeated Cal State Fullerton 8-5 in the following match.

The Aggies have two matches against non-conference teams before they square off against Cal State Northridge, another Big West opponent.

While the Grizzlies are not a conference test for the recently surging Aggies, the matchup will provide further proof that their hot play is no aberration.

– Marcos Rodriguez


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