Aggies Drop Second Staight Close Match, Fall At UC Santa Cruz, 4-3

Sophomore Jayce Fitch earned a three-set win at No.1 singles Sunday against UC Santa Cruz. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Sophomore Jayce Fitch earned a three-set win at No.1 singles Sunday against UC Santa Cruz. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 13, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For the second straight day the Aggies dropped the opening doubles point and it costs them as UC Santa Cruz captured three singles matches to defeat UC Davis, 4-3, in a men's tennis match Sunday afternoon.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 1-7 on the season.

The match was originally set for Santa Cruz but rain forced the move over the hill to Santa Clara with play beginning at 2:30, an hour and a half later than scheduled. The Banana Slugs jumped out at won at No.2 doubles when Kevin Casey and Kellen Ali-Christie posted an 8-1 win over Jayce Fitch and Bastian Bartels at No.2. UC Davis evened it when Jordan Combs and Casey McMakin defeated Andrew Cohen and Bryce Parmelly, 8-6, at No.3, leaving the point to the No.1 match. There, the pair of Matt Seeberger and Matt Brunner escaped with a 9-8, tiebreaker win over Michael Chin and Justin Garcia for the opening point.

In singles action, the teams split the six matches. UC Davis earned wins from Fitch, Combs and McMakin for their three victories. Fitch dropped the first set before rebounding for the 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 win over Seeberger at No.1 while Combs won a pair of tiebreakers to defeat Cohen at No.4, 7-6, 7-6. McMakin won two close sets in defeating Brunner, 7-6, 6-4, at No.5.

The Banana Slugs captured wins at No.2 when Casey defeated Chin, 6-2, 6-4 and at No.3 when Shane Templeman defeated Daniel Elefant, 6-4, 7-6. Ali-Christie garnered the other Slug win with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Daniel Furman at No.6.

UC Davis is next in action on Saturday when it hosts UC Santa Barbara at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. Matchtime is set for 1 p.m.

 

 

UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
UC Santa Cruz 4 def. UC Davis 3
February 13, 2005
Santa Clara, Calif.

SINGLES
No.1 Jayce Fitch (UCD) def. Matt Seeberger (UCSC) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
No.2 Kevin Casey (UCSC) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-2, 6-4
No.3 Shane Templeman (UCSC) def. Daniel Elefant (UCD) 6-4, 7-6
No.4 Jordan Combs (UCD) def. Andrew Cohen (UCSC) 7-6,7-6
No.5 Casey McMakin (UCD) def. Matt Brunner (UCSC) 7-6, 6-4
No.6 Kellen Ali-Christie (UCSC) def. Daniel Furman (UCD) 6-4, 6-3

DOUBLES
No.1 Seeberger/Brunner (UCSC) def. Chin / Justin Garcia (UCD) 9-8
No.2 Casey/Ali Christie (UCSC) def. Fitch / Bastian Bartels (UCD) 8-1
No.3 Combs/McMakin (UCD) def. Cohen/Bryce Parmelly (UCSC) 8-6