Saint Mary's Takes Four Of Six Singles To Defeat UC Davis, 5-2

March 6, 2004

MORAGA, Calif. - Saint Mary's swept the opening three doubles matches then took four of six singles wins as it defeated UC Davis 5-2 in a men's tennis match Saturday afternoon.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 5-7 on the season.

In singles action, Saint Mary's senior Rafael Lopez earned his second consecutive victory and third on the season when he beat Jayce Fitch in a marathon match 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) at the No.1 spot. At No.2 the Gaels' Andre Sion was victorious as well as he defeated the Aggies Mike Chin by a score of 6-2, 6-3. At No.3 Adam Fauvre beat Robert Wong in straight sets as well, winning by a score of 6-1, 6-1. The other Gael earning a victory was Vincent LeBorgne, the Saint Mary's No.4 player defeated Ross Barasch by a score of 6-3, 6-2.

UC Davis earned its two wins at No.5 and No.6 singles. Freshman Casey McMakin posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over J.J. Whitlinger at No.5 while junior Blake Roberts rallied after dropping the first set to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Dino Paul Ferrari at No.6. In doubles action Saint Mary's was able to capture all three matches. At the top doubles position the duo of Whitlinger and LeBorgne beat the Aggie pair of Kyle Trinosky and Barasch 8-2. At the No.2 position the Saint Mary's tandem of Lopez and Fauvre defeated Bastian Bartels and Chin by a score of 8-4. The Gaels' pair of Martin Marechal and Ferrari also won by a score of 8-4 as they beat Kyle and Casey McMakin at the third spot.

UC Davis returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Gonzaga at Hiuckey Courts. Matchtime is set for 1 p.m.



Saint Mary's 5 def. UC Davis 2
March 6, 2004
at Moraga, Calif.

#1 Rafael Lopez (SMC) d. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
#2 Andre Sion (SMC) d. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-2, 6-3
#3 Adam Fauvre (SMC) d. Robert Wong (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Vincent LeBorgne (SMC) d. Ross Barasch (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
#5 Casey McMakin (UCD) d. J.J. Whitlinger (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Blake Roberts (UCD) d. Dino Paul Ferrari (SMC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

#1 Whitlinger/LeBorgne (SMC) d. Kyle Trinosky /Barasch (UCD) 8-2
#2 Lopez/Fauvre (SMC) d. Bartels/Chin (UCD) 8-4
#3 Marechal/Ferrari (SMC) d. McMakin/ Kyle McMakin (UCD) 8-4