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UC Davis, UC Irvine Earn Men's Semifinal Berths

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UC Davis and UC Irvine won by identical 4-0 scores on Wednesday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, punching their tickets to the Big West Men’s Tennis Championship semifinals.

Aggies Roll To Semis For Third Straight Year

UC Davis – Hawai‘i MT Box Score

Third-seeded UC Davis breezed to a 4-0 first round victory over No. 6 seed Hawai‘i as the Big West Men’s Tennis Championship began Wednesday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The Aggies earned a berth in the semifinals for the third straight year.  UC Davis will face No. 2 seed Cal Poly on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.  The Aggies are seeking their first trip to the tournament finals.

The Aggies posted wins at No. 2 and No. 1 doubles to take an early 1-0 lead in the match as Alec Adamson and Adam Levie clinched the point with a 6-1 win over Felix Albert and Marcel Chan.  Eli Whittle and Brett Bacharach also were victorious at No. 2.

Everett Maltby notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead, and James Wade followed shortly thereafter with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 2.

The match clincher came down to the No. 3 court, where Bacharach outlasted Chan 7-5 in the first set, before pulling away to a 6-1 win in the second.

UC Davis won its school Division I record 17th match, improving to 17-6 on the year.

(3) UC DAVIS 4, (6) HAWAI‘I 0

1. Adamson/Levie (UCD) def. Albert/Chan (UH) 6-1
2. Whittle/Bacharach (UCD) def. Blattner/Pinola (UH) 6-2
3. McKelvie/Lam (UCD) vs. Kolaric/Storch (UH) DNF

Order of finish: 2, 1

1. Alec Adamson (UCD) vs. Felix Albert (UH) DNF
2. James Wade (UCD) def. Igor Kolaric (UH) 6-1, 6-1
3. Brett Bacharach (UCD) def. Marcel Chan (UH) 7-5, 6-1
4. Bryce McKelvie (UCD) vs. Ruben Blattner (UH) DNF
5. Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Nikolai Storch (UH) 6-0, 6-0
6. Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Fabian Woehrl (UH) DNF

Order of finish: 5, 2, 3

Anteaters Advance With 4-0 Victory

UC Irvine – UC Riverside MT Box Score

No. 4 seed UC Irvine battled to a 4-0 win over No. 5 seed UC Riverside in the first round of the Big West Men’s Tennis Championship Wednesday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The Anteaters moved to 17-8 on the year, while the Highlanders finished their campaign at 13-14, the 13 wins representing a school Division I record.

UCI won in straight sets at Nos. 1, 2 and 6 in singles to grab the win.  Jonathan Hammel posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 over Anderson Ju, followed by Luca Marquard’s 6-4, 6-3 triumph at No. 2 over Sean Yun.

Nico Martens scrapped out a first set tiebreak win against Julian Ruffin and finished with a 7-6 (2), 6-1 decision over the Highlanders’ No. 1 player.

The duo of Tyler Pham and Hammel put the Anteaters on the board with their clinching win at No. 2 doubles.  Caryl Hernandez and Martens defeated Kyle McCann and Hans Baumstark at No. 3 doubles first.



1. Poon/Agbayani (UCI) vs. Yun/Robles (UCR) DNF
2. Pham/Hammel (UCI) def. Ruffin/Felich (UCR) 6-1
3. Hernandez/Mertens (UCI) def. McCann/Baumstark (UCR) 6-0

Order of finish: 3, 2

1. Nico Mertens (UCI) def. Julian Ruffin (UCR) 7-6 (2), 6-1
2. Luca Marquard (UCI) def. Sean Yun (UCR) 6-4, 6-3
3. Tyler Pham (UCI) vs. Kyle McCann (UCR) DNF
4. Justin Agbayani (UCI) vs. Sean Robles (UCR) DNF
5. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) vs. Calvin Ngo (UCR) DNF
6. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Anderson Ju (UCR) 6-0, 6-0

Order of finish: 6, 2, 1