Feb. 13, 2004
POMONA, Calif. - UC Davis captured four of six singles matches in a come-from-behind, 5-4, victory over Hawaii-Hilo in the first round of the Men's California Team Tennis Invitational Friday afternoon at the Kellogg Tennis Center. With the win the Aggies even their record at 3-3 on the season.
In a rematch of last season's first-round match at the West Regional, Hilo opened the day by taking two of three doubles points. Richard Korneck and Jarrod Dryer defeated Kyle Trinosky and Ross Barasch, 8-6, at No.1 while Karl and Staffan Moritz posted an 8-4 win over Bastian Bartels and Michael Chin at No.2.
The Aggies lone doubles point came from the brother tandem of Kyle and Casey McMakin, which defeated Fayuki Samejima and Ned Haley, 8-5.
In singles play, UC Davis dropped two of the top three matches, but swept No's.4-6 to earn the victory. Korneck defeated Chin at No.1, 6-3, 6-4 and Staffan Moritz was a straight-set winner over Bartels, 6-1, 6-4, at No.3. But that was all as Jayce Fitch defeated Karl Moritz, 6-1, 6-4, at No.2 and Barasch recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win over Dryer at No.4.
The final two matches went three sets and the Aggies were victorious in both. Casey McMakin dropped the second set but came back for the 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 win over Haley at No.5 while Blake Roberts rallied from a set down to defeat Chico Jung, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3, at No.6.
UC Davis will face the winner of the Cal Poly Pomona/Westmont match on Saturday morning.
UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis 5 def. Hawaii-Hilo 4
California Men's Team Invitational
February 13-15, 2004
at Pomona, Calif.
o.1 Richard Korneck (HH) def. Mike Chin (UCD), 6-3, 6-4
No.2 Jayce Fitch (UCD) def. Karl Moritz (HH), 6-1, 6-4
No.3 Staffan Moritz (HH) def. Bastian Bartels (UCD), 6-1, 6-4
No.4 Ross Barasch (UCD) def. Jarrod Dryer (HH), 6-1, 6-3
No.5 Casey McMakin (UCD) def. Ned Haley (HH), 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
No.6 Blake Roberts (UCD) def. Chico Jung (HH), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
No.1 Korneck/Dryer (HH) def. Kyle Trinosky/Barasch (UCD), 8-6
No.2 K. Moritz/S. Moritz (HH) def. Bartels/Mike Chin (UCD), 8-4
No.3 Kyle McMakin/C. McMakin (UCD) def.
Fayuki Samejima/Haley (HH), 8-5