March 6, 2005
MORAGA, Calif. - Yury Platonov earned a three-set victory at No.5 singles to spark a come-from-behind victory as Saint Mary's defeated UC Davis, 4-3, in a men's tennis match Sunday afternoon at the Korth Tennis complex.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 2-9 on the season.
The Aggies opened the match by taking two of three doubles matches for the opening point. Michael Chin and Justin Garcia posted a narrow 9-7 win over Platonov and Julien Tizot at No.1 while Casey McMakin and Jordan Combs also won 9-7, defeating Martin Marechal and Andre Sion at No.2. The Gaels picked up a win at No.3 when J.J. Whitlinger and Adam Fauvre defeated Daniel Elefant and Henri Landes, 8-4.
In singles play, UC Davis earned straight-set wins at No.1 and No.6 as Jayce Fitch posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over Marechal at the top spot while Bastian Bartels won his third straight match with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tim Welty.
Saint Mary's garnered victories at No.2 when Tizot defeated Chin, 6-1, 6-1, and Sion beat Combs, 6-2, 6-2, at No.3. Fauve then evened the score at 3-3 when he beat Elefant, 6-3, 7-5, at No.4. That left the match in the hands of Planotov and McMakin at No.5 singles. McMakin won a close first set, 6-4, but Planotov capped the comeback win by taking the next two sets by identical 6-1 scores.
UC Davis is next in action on Saturday when it visits Sacramento State at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
Saint Mary's 4 def. UC Davis 3
March 6, 2005
Korth Tennis Complex
No.1 Jayce Fitch (UCD) def. Martin Marechal (SMC) 6-4, 6-4
No.2 Julien Tizot (SMC) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
No.3 Andre Sion (SMC) def. Jordan Combs (UCD) 6-2, 6-2
No.4 Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Daniel Elefant (UCD) 6-3, 7-5
No.5 Yury Platonov (SMC) def. Casey McMakin (UCD) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
No.6 Bastian Bartels (UCD) def. Tim Welty (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
No.1 Chin/ Justin Garcia (UCD) def. Platonov/Tizot (SMC) 9-7
No.2 McMakin/Combs (UCD) def. Marechal/Sion (SMC) 9-7
No.3 J.J. Whitlinger/Fauvre (SMC) def. Elefant/ Henri Landes (UCD) 8-4