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Lee and Davis Highlight No. 44 Cal Poly’s Saturday at California Winter Invite

Lee and Davis Highlight No. 44 Cal Poly’s Saturday at California Winter Invite


BERKELEY, Calif. – Senior Jocelyn Davis and junior Alexa Lee teamed at the top doubles spot to hand the No. 44 Cal Poly women's tennis team its lone victory on Saturday at the California Winter Invitational as the Mustangs contested a split dual against No. 41 Saint Mary's and No. 66 Fresno State.

Davis and Lee (above) earned their first victory of the spring by combining to down Fresno State's Marianne Jodoin and Melissa McQueen, 8-2. In other doubles matches against the Bulldogs, sophomores Gabby Gatewood and Jen Cornea dropped an 8-0 decision at No. 2 against Laura Pola and Olga Kirpicheva while at No. 3, sophomores Katherine Webb and Ane McPike fell versus Aishwarya Agrawal and Bianca Modoc, 8-6. 

In singles play versus Saint Mary's, Lee suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss at No. 1 against Catherine Isip before Gatewood fell at No. 2 versus Jenny Jullien, 6-0, 6-4. Davis battled at No. 3 before succumbing to Jade Frampton while, at No. 4, Webb produced Cal Poly's lone set victory in singles action before dropping a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision versus Ana Chkhkivishvili. McPike fell at No. 5 against Catherine Leduc, 6-0, 6-3, while freshman Ireen Kuipers was swept at No. 6 by Carla Lindlar, 6-2, 6-3. Mustang freshman Kristine Kouyoumjian capped Cal Poly's day with a 6-4, 6-1 loss at No. 7 against Liz Searl.

"(Saturday) was definitely a tough day for us, but we received a good response at No. 1 doubles from Alexa and Jocelyn, who played attacking and dominating tennis," first-year Mustang head coach Damon Coupe said. "I'm proud of our effort; the girls wanted to prove that they can fight hard and compete. Overall, it was a positive day. We're still learning." 

Cal Poly completes California Winter Invitational action on Sunday morning with singles play against Fresno State and doubles play against No. 8 California.

California Winter Invitational
Hellman Tennis Center (Berkeley, Calif.)

Jan. 14, 2012

Singles (vs. No 41 Saint Mary's)

1. Catherine Isip (SMC) def. Alexa Lee (CP), 6-2, 6-1
2. Jenny Jullien (SMC) def. Gabby Gatewood (CP), 6-0, 6-4
3. Jade Frampton (SMC) def. Jocelyn Davis (CP), 7-6 (2), 6-4
4. Ana Chkhkivishvili (SMC) def. Kathryn Webb (CP), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Catherine Leduc (SMC) def. Ane McPike (CP), 6-0, 6-3
6. Carla Lindlar (SMC) def. Ireen Kuipers (CP), 6-2, 6-3
7. Liz Searl (SMC) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian (CP), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles (vs. No. 66 Fresno State)

1. Lee/Davis (CP) def. Jodoin/McQueen (FS), 8-2
2. Pola/Kirpicheva (FS) def. Gatewood/Cornea (CP), 8-0
3. Agrawal-Modoc (FS) def. McPike/Webb (CP), 8-6