March 4, 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif. - UC Davis ended its five day stretch of action in San Diego by earning its second dual victory in as many days by defeating Boston College 5-2 in Monday's neutral-site match held at the Northview Tennis Courts on the campus of UC San Diego in La Jolla, Calif.
Beginning with nine match victories at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Tournament, including a spectacular run by Adam Levie and Toki Sherbakov to the Rd. of 16, and ending with back-to-back victories in consecutive days versus Villanova and Boston College, the Aggies took full advantage of their time in San Diego and will be rewarded with a five-match homestand that starts Saturday against Nevada and continues until mid-April.
UC Davis improved to 6-6 with the victory in Monday's match, one that also served as a homecoming for head coach Eric Steidlmayer and assistant coach Michael Meyer. Steidlmayer spent the last 14 seasons serving as UC San Diego's head men's tennis coach before his arrival to UC Davis, Meyer was a three-year captain for UC San Diego and played as either the No. 1 or No. 2 singles from 1999-2003.
Boston College slips to .500 with the loss and currently sports a 4-4 mark.
Jumping out to an early 1-0 lead after taking two of three doubles matches, Sherbakov, Kyle Miller, Parker Kelley and Adam Luba took care of the rest as each recorded individual victories in their respective positions to defeat the Eagles.
Sherbakov, Miller and Luba were also victorious in their doubles matches, Kelley earned his third straight singles triumph in his only match of the afternoon.
Both Kelley and Sherbakov needed three sets to earn their desired result; as the Aggies' No. 1 competitor, Sherbakov dropped his first set to BC's Philip Nelson before capturing the last two by 6-4, 6-1 scores.
Competing in the No. 3 position, Kelley took his first set against Michael McGinnis 6-3, before falling 0-6 in the next frame. Kelley rebounded in the following set 7-5 to help the Aggies earn the necessary points to post their sixth victory of the season.
Efficient in his victory over the Eagles' Klaus Puestow, Luba, competing in the No. 5 slot, made quick work of his opponent by beating him in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.
In addition to Luba, Miller also dispatched his opponent in straight sets, downing Boston College's No. 2 singles player Jonathan Raude 6-3, 6-1.
UC Davis 5, Boston College 2
Mar. 4, 2013, at La Jolla, Calif.
(Northview Tennis Courts)
1. Toki Sherbakov/Adam Levie (UCD) def. Philip Nelson/Jonathan Raude (BC) 8-5
2. Kyle Miller/Adam Luba (UCD) def. Michael McGinnis/Kyle Childree (BC) 8-5
3. Billy Grokenberger/Matt Wagner (BC) def. George Horowitz/Brett Bacharach (UCD) 8-2
1. Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Philip Nelson (BC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Jonathan Raude (BC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Michael McGinnis (BC) 6-3, 0-6, 7-5
4. Matt Wagner (BC) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6
5. Adam Luba (UCD) def. Klaus Puestow (BC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Billy Grokenberger (BC) def. George Horowitz (UCD) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
Match Notes: Boston College 6-6; UC Davis 4-4
Tuesday's neutral-site dual took place on the campus of UC San Diego.