49ers Move On to Semifinals with 4-0 Sweep of UC Davis
April 26, 2013
Indian Wells, Calif. -
No. 45 Long Beach State won its 11th straight match with a 4-0 sweep of UC Davis in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday morning.
The 49ers (19-3) got things going right away as Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg won 8-4 at the No. 1 doubles spot against UCD's (11-13) Layla Sanders and Nicole Koehly. Sarah Cantlay and Klaudia Malenovska then sealed the first LBSU point of the match with their 8-6 victory over Ellie Edles and Tifany Pham.
In singles play, Klaudia Malenovska won the second point of the day with her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Layla Sanders at the No. 2 spot and Sarah Cantlay quickly followed suit with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ellie Edles. Freshman Ebba Unden sealed the 49er victory with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Megan Heneghan at the No. 1 spot.
LBSU will face third-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Big West Tournament Quarterfinals: #2 LBSU vs. #7 UC Davis
1. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Layla Sanders/Nicole Koehly (UCD) 8-4
2. Sarah Cantlay/Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Ellie Edles/Tifany Pham 8-6 (UCD)
3. Anna Jeczmionka/Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) vs. Melissa Kobayakawa/Megan Heneghan, Did Not Finish
1. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Megan Heneghan (UCD) 6-2, 6-3
2. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Layla Sanders (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
4. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) vs. Lauren Curry (UCD), Did Not Finish
5. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) vs. Melissa Kobayakawa (UCD), Did Not Finish
6. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) vs. Nicole Koehly (UCD), Did Not Finish