UC Davis among TennisRecruiting.net's top recruiting classes for the third time in four years
Aggies' junior opens tournament against Northwestern's Sam Shropshire
Junior is joined by five of his teammates as the Big West announces post-season honor rolls
McKelvie and Maltby post singles wins as UC Davis falls in marathon semifinal
UC Davis sets up semifinal battle with No. 2 Cal Poly on Wednesday afternoon
2015-16: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM SINGLES... Won 20 matches in a season for the third consecutive year -- one of three Aggies to accomplish the feat during the season -- finishing the campaign 20-13 overall in singles and 14-8 in dual matches during the spring... Split time between the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the singles lineup, finishing a perfect 7-0 at the top spot in the lineup and 7-8 at No. 2... Won nine consecutive singles matches at one point during the season from Feb. 6 to April 2... Finished 8-7 combined in doubles overall and 3-4 in duals, posting a 2-0 mark at the No. 2 spot and a 1-4 record at No. 3... Claimed a main draw doubles crown during the fall at the UCSB Classic and reached the round of 16 in doubles at the ITA Northwest Regional.
2014-15: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM SINGLES... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION DOUBLES... Finished the year as one of three 20-match winners foe the Aggies... Shared the team lead in overall wins (24) and led the the team with 14 wins in dual match play en route to first-team all-conference honors in singles for the second consecutive season... Competed at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in the Aggies' singles lineup, finishing 5-1 at the top spot and 9-4 at No. 2... Was 4-2 against opponents from nationally ranked squads, including a three-set, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, win over John Morrissey from No. 30 Stanford in the season opener... Also posted wins over opponents from No. 52 Santa Clara, No. 75 Rice, No. 49 Cal Poly, and No. 65 UC Santa Barbara... Opened the dual match season, 3-0, and won eight consecutive singles contests at one point from Feb. 14-March 15, including five of those in straight sets... Named the Big West Player of the Week on Jan. 21 following three-set singles wins against Stanford and Pacific... Joined teammate Tommy Lam to earn honorable mention honors in doubles, finishing 13-6 overall and 11-4 in duals... Lam and Wade finished second on the team in overall doubles wins and led the team in dual match doubles victories... Finished 9-4 at the No. 3 spot in the doubles lineup and won both of their contests at the No. 2 position... Won six straight decisions from Jan. 23-Feb. 16... Took home victories in each of their Big West Conference matches against Cal Poly and UC Riverside.
2013-14: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM SINGLES... In singles, finished 28-8 overall and 19-4 in dual matches, spending the majority of the season at the No. 2 (7-2) and No. 3 (7-1) positions... Led the team and Big West in both overall and dual match wins... One of five 20-match winners in the league overall along with three of his teammates... Also finished 4-1 at No. 4 and 1-0 at No. 5... Finished the season 4-1 against Big West opponents... The 28 overall victories and the 19 dual match wins are the most by a UC Davis player dating back to the 1996-97 season... Won 10 of 11 matches (the other going unfinished) from March 2-April 5 -- nine of those in straight sets... Opened his career with wins in his first four singles matches during the fall, eventually finishing 9-4... Combined with three different teammates to go 14-13 in doubles, including a 7-5 mark with Parker Kelley at the No. 2 position... Also posted a 5-8 mark with Brett Bacharach and 2-0 with fellow freshman Bryce McKelvie.
SAN MARINO HS '13: Two-time Pasadena Star-News Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Helped the Titans to a CIF Southern Section Division II title as a senior... Won the Rio Hondo League singles title as both a junior and a senior while reaching the semifinals of both the Ojai Tournament and the CIF Southern Section individual tournament during his final prep season... Suffered only three losses in singles during his senior season -- all to the nation's No. 1-ranked juniors player... First-team All-Rio Hondo League selection as a sophomore, reaching the finals in singles at the league championships... Second-team all-league and team rookie of the year as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Born in Sierra Madre, Calif... Parents are William and Helen... Has an older sister, Laura... His grandfather, Jim, played tennis at Stanford... lists his hobbies as playing golf, fly fishing, reading, and trail running.