March 12, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. -- The UC Davis men's tennis team extended its streak to three-straight victories on Wednesday, winning eight of the nine matches en route to a 7-0 shutout of visiting Youngstown State at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on campus.
The win pushed the Aggies to 8-6 overall on the season, posting their second-consecutive shutout and their third in their last five dual matches. The Penguins finished their Northern California road swing with their fifth-straight loss, falling to 3-9 overall.
UC Davis clinched the doubles point for the fifth consecutive match as the teams of James Wade and Parker Kelley at No. 2 and Brett Bacharach and Adam Luba at No. 3 finished off victories by the scores of 8-2 and 8-6, respectively, giving the Aggies the early 1-0 lead.
The No. 1 duo of Alec Adamson and Adam Levie fell, 8-7, in the top spot, losing for the first time since Feb. 15 against Saint Mary's, as Youngstown State's team of Sebastian Hagn and Dawoud Kabli produced the Penguins' only win of the day.
Adamson and Levie, however, responded in singles play to help clinch the shutout, each posting straight-set victories at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively. Adamson shutout Hagn in the opening set en route to a, 6-0, 7-5, triumph, while Levie battled through a rough first set before defeating Sharvil Nawghare, 7-6, 6-3.
Five of the six singles matches ended in two sets while Kelley needed a little extra time to finish off his win at the No. 4 spot, handing Zeeshan Ismail a, 6-2, 6-7, 10-5, loss.
Wade improved to 12-2 in dual match play with his, 6-2, 6-3, win over Max Schmerin at No. 2, winning his fifth straight and his 13th victory in his last 15 matches dating back to the fall. The freshman, who is 21-6 overall this season, is a perfect 10-0 combined in singles and doubles play dating back to a doubles loss at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championships on March 2.
Bacharach defeated Dawoud Kabli, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 3 position, while freshman Bryce McKelvie remained unblemished in dual match play with a 7-5, 6-1, victory over Rodrigo Campos at No. 5 to move to 6-0 in duals and 11-4 overall on the year.
UC Davis closes out the week with its fourth-straight home contest, welcoming New Mexico State on Friday (March 14) at 2 p.m. The Aggies are 6-2 at the Marya Welch Tennis Center this season, having won their last five on those courts.
NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
Youngstown State (3-9) at UC Davis (8-6)
3/12/2014 at Davis, Calif.
(Marya Welch Tennis Center)
UC Davis 7, Youngstown State 0
1. Hagn, Sebastian/Kabli, Dawoud (YSU) def. Adamson, Alec/Levie, Adam (UCD) 8-7
2. Kelley, Parker/Wade, James (UCD) def. Schmerin, Max/Campos, Rodrigo (YSU) 8-2
3. Bacharach, Brett/Luba, Adam (UCD) def. Nawghare, Sharvil/Ismail, Zeeshan (YSU) 8-6
1. Adamson, Alec (UCD) def. Hagn, Sebastian (YSU) 6-0, 7-5
2. Wade, James (UCD) def. Schmerin, Max (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Bacharach, Brett (UCD) def. Kabli, Dawoud (YSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Kelley, Parker (UCD) def. Ismail, Zeeshan (YSU) 6-2, 6-7, 10-5
5. McKelvie, Bryce (UCD) def. Campos, Rodrigo (YSU) 7-5, 6-1
6. Levie, Adam (UCD) def. Nawghare, Sharvil (YSU) 7-6, 6-3