SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The UC Davis men’s tennis team started off strong in getting the doubles point over Boise State at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions; however, it was the Broncos that eventually went on to seal the 4-3 victory over the Aggies at the San Diego Tennis and Racket Club on Thursday afternoon.
UC Davis men's tennis is now 4-10 overall for the 2018 dual season.
Aggie tandem Jonathan Star and Chethan Swanson got the first doubles match win of two after defeating Boise State’s Ryland McDermott and Matteo Tinelli, 6-3, but then the Broncos responded with a win of their own at the No. 2 position. UC Davis partners Ivan Thamma and Everett Maltby eventually sealed the doubles point and the 1-0 lead after defeating Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin, 6-4.
After a successful doubles match win, Thamma went on to score the first singles match victory with a straight-set win over Heslin, 6-2, 6-2, but then the opposing team pushed through to get two singles victories of their own to tie the game 2-2. Sophomore David Goulak was the second Aggie to win his singles match after facing Mattia Bedolo at the No. 3 spot to bring his team closer to the team win; however, it was the Broncos that came away with the dual victory.
The UC Davis men’s tennis team quickly returns to action tomorrow morning as they remain in San Diego, Calif., to take part in the prestigious Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships tournament.
NCAA MEN’S TENNIS
UC Davis (4-10) vs. Boise State (1-8)
Thurs., Mar. 1, 2018 at San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Tennis and Racket Club)
FINAL SCORE: Boise Sate 4, UC Davis 3
1. Ivan Thamma / Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU), 6-4
2. Pedro Platzeck/Stefan Lalovie (BSU) def. David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD), 6-3
3. Jonathan Star / Chethan Swanson (UCD) def. Ryland McDermott/Matteo Tinelli, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*
1. Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Jack Helsin (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
2. Matteo Tinelli (BSU) def. Everett Maltby (UCD), 7-6, 2-6, 6-2
3. David Goulak (UCD) def. Mattia Bedolo (BSU), 5-7, 7-5, 6-0
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Tommy Lam (UCD), 6-2, 6-4
5. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) def. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 5, 3, 2, 6*
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