Aggies Fall To Azusa Pacific In Championship Match At Pomona

Freshman Casey McMakin captured the only Aggie point of the match against Azusa Pacific.
Freshman Casey McMakin captured the only Aggie point of the match against Azusa Pacific.

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