Aggies Fall To Azusa Pacific In Championship Match At Pomona

Feb. 15, 2004

POMONA, Calif. - Freshman Casey McMakin provided the lone Aggie highlight as Azusa Pacific defeated UC Davis 8-1 in the championship match of the Men's California Team Tennis Invitational Sunday morning at the Kellogg Tennis Center.

With the loss the Aggies even their record at 4-4 on the season. Azusa Pacific entered the match as the NAIA's No.1-ranked team in the nation.

Play began with Azusa capturing all three doubles matches. Sam Fletcher and Adam Davidson posted an 8-6 win over Kyle Trinosky and Ross Barasch at No.1 while Boris Bakalov and Tom Jelsma defeated Michael Chin and Bastian Bartels 8-3 at No.2. David Goodman and Gordon Hung then defeated Casey and Kyle McMakin 8-1 at No.3 to complete the sweep.

In singles play, Casey McMakin earned the Aggies' lone point with a come-from-behind victory over Hung at No.5. McMakin dropped the first set before rallying for the 3-6, 6-1, (10-4) win. Azusa captured the top three singles spots in straight sets while also earning a two-set win at No.6. Barasch nearly gave UC Davis a second points after capturing the first set against Davidson at No.4. Barasch could not keep the lead as Davidson earned the three-set win for the final margin of victory.

UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday at Sonoma State. Matchtime is set for 1 p.m.

Azusa Pacific 8 def. UC Davis 1
California Men's Team Invitational
February 13-15, 2004
at Pomona, Calif.

No.1 Sam Fletcher (APU) def. Mike Chin (UCD), 6-1, 6-2
No.2 Boris Bakalov (APU) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD), 6-1, 6-0
No.3 David Goodman (APU) def. Bastian Bartels (UCD), 6-0, 6-4
No.4 Adam Davidson (APU) def. Ross Barasch (UCD), 3-6, 6-3 (10-8)
No.5 Casey McMakin (UCD) def. Gordon Hung (APU), 3-6, 6-1 (10-4)
No.6 Tom Jelsma (APU) def. Blake Roberts (UCD), 6-4, 6-4

No.1 Fletcher/Davidson (APU) def. Trinosky/Barasch (UCD), 8-6
No.2 Bakalov/Jelsma (APU) def. Chin/Bartels (UCD), 8-3
No.3 Goodman/Hung (APU) def. C. McMakin/Kyle McMakin (UCD), 8-1