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Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Falls in Close Battle with UC Davis

Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Falls in Close Battle with UC Davis

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— Freshman Grace Olyphant (pictured above) won both her singles and doubles match, her second in a row in both and fellow freshman MacKenzie Worsnop won her first match of the season at the No. 1 spot but the Cal Poly women's tennis team fell to UC Davis 4-3 Sunday at Mustang Tennis Courts.

The Mustangs (3-6, 0-2 BWC) began the match by taking the doubles point. The duo of senior Molly Reed and sophomore Seriana Saltzen beat the Aggies' No. 1 doubles team of Lani-Rae Green and Kristina Breisacher 6-3. Olyphant and junior Caroline Williams won their second doubles match in a row at the No. 3 position, beating Shirley Hall and Nikita Pradeep 6-1.

In singles play, Worsnop defeated Breisacher 6-1, 6-4 for her first win of the season at the No. 1 position. Olyphant beat Kelsie Bryant 6-1, 7-6 (3) from the No. 5 spot. She is now 4-3 on the season.

With the score tied at 3-3, the final point came down to court 6. Cal Poly's Celine Gruaz took the UC Davis' Hall to a third set, battled tough, but was ultimately beat 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

The Mustangs return to action next Saturday when they travel to San Jose State to take on the Spartans. The match is set to begin at noon.