Cedillo and Davis Win ITA Regional Doubles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - September 28th, 2013


Grace Davis

Westmont sophomores Jessica Cedillo and Grace Davis won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NAIA West Regional doubles tournament on Saturday afternoon at Biola University in La Mirada.

The Warrior duo defeated Rye Hewett-Steiger and Florencia Martina from Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) by a score of 8-5.

“Grace and Jess played great and went up 6-1,” reported Westmont head coach Kendyll McManigal. “Before we knew it, the score was 6-5. Then Grace and Jess were able to close it out.

“Jessica played incredible,” continued McManigal. “She moved well and was cutting off the angles, poaching and covering. Grace was the one who came up with a couple of huge volleys in the final game. Their communication and the way they worked together allowed them to win.”

With the win, Cedillo and Davis qualify to participate in the ITA NAIA National Small College Championship in Fort Meyers, Florida, October 10-13. The Warrior doubles team will meet up with the winners of the seven other NAIA regional tournaments.

The winner of the NAIA doubles tournament bracket will advance to the “Super Bowl” Bracket consisting of the NAIA winners along with winners from NCAA Divisions II and III and the Junior College winner.