SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The UC Davis men's tennis team finished strong on the final day of the Golden State Invitational, winning 4-1 on Sunday morning over fellow Big West Conference university Hawai'i at the Sacramento State Collegiate Courts. As a team, the Aggies finished third in the tournament.
Men's tennis bumps their overall record to 6-11 for the dual season.
UC Davis sealed the doubles point after two matches, with partners Mitchell Iwahiro and Dariush Jalali winning the first of two over Fabian Woerhl and Chia-Hua Lu, 6-2, at the No. 3 position, followed by tandem David Goulak and Tommy Lam's 6-3 doubles win over the Rainbow Wahine's Felix Albert and Lucas Labrunie.
In singles play, the Aggies temporarily held a two-point advantage over the opposing team after Everett Maltby defeated Labriune in straight-sets, 6-0, 6-1; however, Hawai'i pushed through to get a point for their team after winning a match at the No. 2 position. The Rainbow Wahine's scoring came to an end shortly after as UC Davis responded with two more wins to bring them to their four-point team win.
Iwahiro scored the third point for the Aggies after scoring a straight-set win over Woehrl, 6-1, 7-6, while Ivan Thamma rounded out the scoring for the team with a straight-set victory over Seric, 7-5, 6-4.
The UC Davis men's tennis returns to action next Saturday (Mar. 17) as they travel out of state to take on Nevada's team.
NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
UC Davis (6-11) vs Hawaii (1-10)
Sun., Mar. 11, 2018 at Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento State Collegiate Courts)
FINAL SCORE: UC Davis 4, Hawai'i 1
1. Ivan Thamma / Everett Maltby (UCD) vs. Blaz Seric/Aleksa Lazarevic (UH), 5-4, unfinished
2. David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD) def. Felix Albert / Lucas Labrunie (UH), 6-3
3. Mitchell Iwahiro / Dariush Jalali (UCD) def. Fabian Woerhl/Chia-Hua Lu (UH), 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2*
1. Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Blaz Seric (UH), 7-5, 6-4
2. Felix Albert (UH) def. David Goulak (UCD), 6-4, 7-5
3. Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Lucas Labrunie (UH), 6-0 ,6-1
4. Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Aleksa Lazarevic (UH), 5-7, 6-3, unfinished
5. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) def. Fabial Woerhl (UH), 6-1, 7-6
6. Dariush Jalali (UCD) vs. Tristan Martins (UH), 7-5, 3-6, 3-2, unfinished
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 5, 1*
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