#23 Women's Tennis Tops UC Davis 5-2 In Season Opener

Jan. 20, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State Women's Tennis Team kicked off the '07 regular dual season Saturday afternoon at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center, where the Sun Devils topped the UC Davis Aggies 5-2.

The Sun Devils started off strong sweeping doubles as Sabrina Capannolo and Jessica Leitch teamed up for a straight 8-0 sweep of UCD's Jenna Kappel and Herzyl Legaspi, while teammates Rebecca Rankin and Nadia Abdala defeated Robin Guier and Desiree Stone 8-3 to take the doubles point. The Sun Devils completed the doubles sweep with Laila Abdala and Amanda Martin taking an 8-4 win over Emma Shapiro and Anita Athavale.

In singles, the Sun Devils came out swinging as ASU took the four first matches in straight sets. Sabrina Capannolo took down Robin Guier 6-3, 6-1 in the one-spot, while Rebecca Rankin defeated Desiree Stone 6-2, 6-4. Freshman Nadia Abdala made her collegiate duel debut with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Herzyl Legaspi and in the four spot, Laila Abdala won 6-3, 6-2 over Jenna Kappel.

The #23 Sun Devils will hit the courts again next weekend as they face in-state rival, Northern Arizona on Friday, Janary 26 at 1:30 p.m. and Cal Poly Sunday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m.; both matches will be played at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.


Results for #23 Arizona State vs. UC Davis


1.) Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Kappel/Legaspi (UCD) - 8-0

2.) Rankin/N. Abdala (ASU) def. Guier/Stone (UCD) - 8-3

3.) L. Abdala/Martin (ASU) def. Shapiro/Athavale (UCD) - 8-1


1.) Cappanolo (ASU) def. Guier (UCD) - 6-3, 6-1

2.) Rankin (ASU) def. Stone (UCD) - 6-2, 6-4

3.) N. Abdala (ASU) def. Legaspi (UCD) - 6-2, 6-2

4.) L. Abdala (ASU) def. Kappel (UCD) - 6-3, 6-2

5.) Phillips (UCD) def. Leitch (ASU) - 7-5, 1-6, 0-1(6)

6.) Shapiro (UCD) def. Martin (ASU) - 4-6, 6-4, (10-2)


Final Score:

ASU: 5, UC Davis: 2

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