Aggies Sweep Doubles On Way To 7-2 Win Over Gonzaga

Junior Robert Wong posted a three-set win over Gonzaga's Brett Womack Sunday afternoon. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Junior Robert Wong posted a three-set win over Gonzaga's Brett Womack Sunday afternoon. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

March 7, 2004

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis swept the opening doubles matches then took four of six singles matches as it defeated Gonzaga 7-2 in a men's tennis match Sunday afternoon at Hickey Courts.

With the win the Aggies improve to 6-7 on the season and defeated the Bulldogs for the second time this season.

Play began with doubles and the Aggies wasted no time taking the lead. Freshmen brothers Casey and Kyle McMakin earned the first win with an 8-3 victory over Robert Penny and Jesse Goldsmith, 8-3, at No.3. Bastian Bartels and Michael Chin then defeated Brett Womack and Reid Arthur, 8-4 at No.2 while the battle at the top position also went the Aggies' way as Ross Barasch and Jayce Fitch defeated Bryce Cooper and Dru Ernst, 8-6.

In singles play, UC Davis quickly clinched the match as Casey McMakin at No.5 defeated Penny, 6-2, 6-0, and Blake Roberts defeated Goldsmith, 6-2, 6-3 at No.6.

Gonzaga earned its two points at the top of the lineup when Cooper posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Fitch at No.1 and Ernst captured two close sets in defeating Chin, 6-4, 6-4. The Aggies closed out the match as Barasch defeated Arthur, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) at No.4 and Robert Wong rallied after dropping the second set to defeat Womack, 6-1, 5-7, 6-0.

UC Davis returns to action on Tuesday when it faces Swarthmore College at Hickey Courts.. Matchtime is set for 2:30 p.m.

UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis 7 def. Gonzaga 2
March 7, 2004
at Hickey Courts

SINGLES:
No.1. Bruce Cooper (GU) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
No.2. Dru Ernst (GU) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-4, 6-4
No.3 Robert Wong (UCD) def. Brett Womack (GU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0
No.4 Ross Barasch (UCD) def. Reid Arthur (GU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
No.5 Casey McMakin (UCD) def. Robert Penny (GU) 6-2, 6-0
No.6 Blake Roberts (UCD) def. Jesse Goldsmith (GU) 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES:
No.1. Barasch/Fitch (UCD) def. Cooper/Ernst (GU) 8-6
No.2 Bastian Bartels /Chin (UCD) def. Womack/Arthur (GU) 8-4
No.3 McMakin / Kyle McMakin (UCD) def. Penny/Goldsmith (GU) 8-3