College Sports

Regional digest: Crown for UC Davis men’s tennis team

The No. 53 UC Davis men’s tennis team won eight of the nine matches on the day, including straight-set wins in five of the six singles matches, lifting the visiting Aggies to a 7-0 victory over UC Riverside and a share of their first Big West Conference regular-season title, UCD reported.

The win propelled UC Davis to 16-4 overall and a 4-0 mark in conference play, setting up a clash with second-place UCIrvine (3-1) today at the Anteater Tennis Stadium.

▪ In her final appearance at the Marya Welch Tennis Center, UC Davis senior Layla Sanders was honored by her coaches and teammates before action commenced in the season finale against UC Santa Cruz. Once play was underway, Sanders and her doubles partner, Kristy Jorgensen, capped a UCD doubles sweep by defeating Courtney Lymburner and Sylvia Brummitt, 8-1. The Aggies also won all six singles matches to sweep the Banana Slugs, 7-0.

UCD softball sweeps

▪ Scoring six runs in the top the seventh inning in the first game and another four in the top of the sixth of the following matchup, the UC Davis softball team swept a doubleheader, 7-2 and 5-4, from UCSanta Barbara on Saturday, UCD reported.

Alexis Carney led the Aggies (16-22, 4-8 Big West Conference) with three hits in the first game, including instigating their game-winning scoring rally by hitting a leadoff double to right field.

The Gauchos (15-29, 2-9 Big West) host the Aggies again today.

▪ Coupled with Friday’s doubleheader sweep, Idaho State finished off a three-game sweep of the Sacramento State softball team on Saturday with a 7-2 victory over the host Hornets, Sac State reported.

Idaho State (28-14, 13-2) took a commanding lead in the Big Sky Conference standings. Prior to the start of the three-game set, the Bengals and Hornets 21-23, 10-5) were locked in a tie for first place.

Aggies baseball falls

▪ Host UC Irvine scored twice in the eighth inning to tie the score and walked off with a victory thanks to a two-out balk in the bottom of the 12th, handing the UC Davis baseball team a 4-3 loss to even their Big West Conference series at one game apiece, UCD reported

The loss dropped the Aggies to 21-15-1 overall and 5-6 in league play. The No. 19 Anteaters improved to 22-13 overall and 9-2 in conference.

The teams will play again today.

▪ Cal State Bakersfield senior right-handed pitcher James Barragan allowed just one hit in a complete-game shutout as the Roadrunners beat the host Hornets 5-0.

Bakersfield (22-14-1, 10-3-1 Western Athletic Conference) has taken the first two games of the series behind two shutouts from its starters. Sacramento State (19-18, 7-7 WAC) had been shut out just three times this season before running into the red-hot Roadrunners.

UCD’s Strum places third

Nathan Strum’s third-place finish in the 800-meter run led three Aggies in the top 16 as the UC Davis men’s and women’s track and field teams finished their stay in Southern California this weekend with competition at the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach State. Katie Barber tied for ninth in the high jump, posting a top-10 finish for the Aggie women. UC Davis also competed at the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific and the Mt. SAC Relays.

Bee Sports staff