Bruins edge Aggies on first day of ITA Kick-Off

Jan. 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The UC Davis men’s tennis team faced a tough loss on the first day of the ITA Division I Kick-Off tournament after going up against No. 6 UCLA at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

Aggie tandem Ivan Thamma and Everett Maltby got UC Davis to a strong start going into the dual by getting the first doubles match win after defeating UCLA’s Smith and Goldberg, 6-2; however, the Aggies were not able to keep up with the Bruin powerhouse following that performance. The next two double match wins came from UCLA, giving them the 1-0 lead going into singles play.

The dual between the Aggies and the Bruins went down quickly, as UCLA reached the four-point threshold before UC Davis had the opportunity to possibly score themselves a point.

The Aggies are now 1-3 overall, while UCLA remains undefeated with a 5-0 record.

The UC Davis men’s tennis team returns to the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Sunday at 9 a.m., where they will go up against Central Florida for the second day of the 2018 ITA Kick-Off tournament.

NCAA MEN’S TENNIS
UC Davis (1-3) at UCLA (5-0)
Jan. 27, 2018 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

FINAL SCORE: UCLA 4, UC Davis 0

DOUBLES
1. Martin Redlicki/Evan Zhu (UCLA) def. Tommy Lam / David Goulak (UCD), 6-3
2. Ivan Thamma / Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Keegan Smith/Ben Goldberg (UCLA), 6-2
3. Maxime Cressy/Bryce Pereira (UCLA) def. Jonathan Star / Chethan Swanson (UCD), 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3*

SINGLES
1. Ivan Thamma (UCD) vs. Martin Redkicki (UCLA), 6-7, 2-5, uf
2. Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. David Goulak (UCD), 6-4, 6-4
3. Everett Maltby (UCD) vs. Evan Zhu (UCLA), 4-6, 3-2, uf
4. Logan Staggs (UCLA) def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 6-2, 6-3
5. Maxime Cressy (UCLA) def. Chethan Swanson (UCD), 6-0, 6-2
6. Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Ben Goldberg (UCLA), 6-2, 4-3, uf

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2*


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