Men's tennis ends road weekend at Gonzaga

Feb. 11, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The UC Davis men's tennis concludes their three-match road weekend in Washington on Sunday afternoon after facing a 4-1 defeat by Gonzaga's team at The Stevens Tennis Center in Spokane, Wash.

After the competition weekend, the Aggies are now 2-7 overall, while the Bulldogs increase their undefeated record to 6-0.

Beginning the dual match with doubles play, the Aggies showed high hopes of success on the court after sealing the doubles point early on with back-to-back match victories. The first win came from Aggie partners Jonathan Star and Chethan Swanson, who defeated Gonzaga's Simon Homedes Dualde and Hunter Egger, 6-4, while the second came from David Goulak and Tommy Lam's matchup against the Bulldogs' Kyle Everly and Vincent Rettke.

After the doubles lead, the UC Davis men's tennis team saw an end to their scoring as Gonzaga responded back by sweeping the the singles competition to reach the four-point mark and secure their 4-1 victory over the Aggies.

The UC Davis men's tennis team returns to action next weekend to host three matches at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. On Saturday (Feb. 17), the Aggies are scheduled to have Sonoma State at 10 a.m., followed by Saint Mary's at 2 p.m. On Sunday (Feb. 18), UC Davis will welcome Santa Clara to campus for a 1 p.m. dual match before rounding out their competition weekend.

NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis (2-7) at Gonzaga (6-0)
Feb. 11, 2018 at Spokane, Wash. (The Stevens Tennis Center)

FINAL SCORE: Gonzaga 4, UC Davis 1

DOUBLES
1. Ivan Thamma / Everett Maltby vs Sam Feit/Ruadhan O'Sullivan (GON), 5-6, unfinished
2. David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD) def. Kyle Everly/Vincent Rettke (GON), 6-4
3. Jonathan Star / Chethan Swanson (UCD) def. Simon Homedes Dualde/Hunter Egger (GON), 6-4

Order of Finish: 3, 2*

SINGLES
1. Sam Feit (GON) def. Ivan Thamma (UCD), 6-4, 6-4
2. Ruadhan O'Sullivan (GON) def. David Goulak (UCD), 7-5, 6-4
3. Hunter Egger (GON) def. Everett Maltby (UCD), 6-3, 6-4
4. Vincent Rettke (GON) def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 7-5, 6-3
5. Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Emilio Moreno (GON), 4-6, 5-2, unfinished
6. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) vs. Kyle Everly (GON), 3-6, 6-4, 2-5, unfinished

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 2, 1*

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