Aggies Take Doubles Point But Hornets Prevail, 5-2

Feb. 29, 2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's tennis team rallied from an 0-1 deficit after doubles play to defeat UC Davis, 5-2, Sunday evening at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.

With the loss the Aggies even their record at 5-5 while the Hornets improve to 3-3.

UC Davis opened the afternoon by taking two of the three doubles matches to win the point. Bastian Bartels and Michael Chin picked up an 8-4 win over Peter Farkas and Ramon Perez at No.2 while brothers Casey and Kyle McMakin clinched the doubles point with an 8-3 win over Warwick Foy and Will McAlister at No.3. At the No. 1 doubles, Nick Sheehan and Joakim Rydberg picked up the only doubles win for the Hornets as they defeated Kyle Trinosky and Ross Barasch, 8-1.

In singles play, Sheehan won his first match of the year, defeating Jayce Fitch, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. At No.2, Rydberg won his second match of the day, defeating Chin, 6-0, 6-1. Hornet Matt Jones won a first-set tiebreaker before defeating Robert Wong at No.3 , 7-6, 6-2.

Junior Ross Barasch continued his impressive play this spring by posting the Aggies only singles win, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ramon Perez at No.4. Farkas had little trouble in defeating Bartels, winning 6-1, 6-0, while Foy defeated Casey McMakin at No.6, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, ending McMakin's team-best six-match winning streak.

UC Davis returns to action on Saturday when it faces Saint Mary's in Moraga. Matchtime is set for noon.

Sacramento State 5 def. UC Davis 2
February 29, 2004
at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club
Sacramento, Calif.

No.1. Nick Sheehan (SAC) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
No.2. Joakim Rydberg (SAC) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
No.3. Matt Jones (SAC) def. Robert Wong (UCD) 7-5, 6-2
No.4. Ross Barasch (UCD) def. Ramon Perez (SAC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
No.5. Peter Farkas (SAC) def. Bastian Bartels (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
No.6. Warwick Foy (SAC) def. Casey McMakin (UCD) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

No.1. Sheehan/Rydberg (SAC) def. Kyle Trinosky/Barasch (UCD) 8-1
No.2. Bartels/Chin (UCD) def. Farkas/Perez (SAC) 8-4
No.3. McMakin/Kyle McMakin (UCD) def. Foy/McAlister (SAC) 8-3