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UC Davis Hosts Golden State Invitational


Big West Tennis Release No. 9

In a busy week of tennis, UC Davis men's tennis co-hosts the Golden State Invitational with Sacramento State, which also includes Big West member Hawai‘i as a participant.


UC Davis Hosts Golden State Invitational
UC Davis pairs up with Causeway rival Sacramento State to host the Golden State Invitational.  Eight teams compete over the three-day event – each venue with a group of four.  The Aggies have Grand Canyon, Nevada and Seattle at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday, while the Hornets host fellow Big West member Hawai‘i, UT Arlington and Saint Mary’s.  On Sunday, UC Davis will host the fifth and seventh place contests, while Sacramento State will be home to the third place and championship matches.

The Aggies are seeking to end a three-match losing streak, and are playing their first match at home since Feb. 18.  The Rainbow Warriors are searching for their first win of the season.

Dubavets, DaSilveira Move Up In Doubles Rankings
UC Santa Barbara tandem Palina Dubavets and Natalie Da Silveira climbed 18 spots in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings to No. 39 this week.

Moreno de Alboran Ranked In Singles
UC Santa Barbara junior Nicolas Moreno de Alboran is ranked No. 108 in the country in the Oracle/ITA singles poll.  He has helped the Gauchos to a 6-4 record this season.

Cal Poly Men Remain In Oracle/ITA Top 50
Cal Poly won twice last week, yet fell one spot to No. 50 in the Oracle/ITA team rankings.  The Mustangs are 9-4 on the year, winners of three straight, and are now idle until Mar. 15 when they play a home doubleheader against UTSA and Idaho.

Long Beach State, UC Davis Meet In Conference Play
Two upper echelon Big West programs meet in a women’s tennis showdown this weekend when Long Beach State hosts UC Davis at the Rhodes Tennis Center.  The Aggies are 3-1 in conference play with wins over Hawai‘i, Cal Poly and CSUN, and the lone loss came to UC Santa Barbara.  The Beach have wins over UC Irvine and UC Riverside, along with a loss to UH.  LBSU has won 15 straight meetings against the Aggies.

More Conference Action On Tap
The UC Davis women also play at UC Riverside in Big West action this week.  UC Irvine, the only women’s team to not have played a Big West match this season, debuts in league action at Hawai‘i.  The Anteaters have won five of their last six matches.  The Rainbow Wahine are in the midst of a seven-match homestand.  UH is 1-1 in Big West play.

Indian Wells Hosts Big West Tournament For 15th Straight Year
Indian Wells Tennis Garden is hosting the Big West Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship for the 15th consecutive year.  One of the premier facilities in the United States, also a host of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells will host all six men’s and nine women’s teams from April 26-29.