March 24, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. -- The UC Davis men's tennis team did not drop a set en route to its fifth-straight victory, Monday afternoon, winning eight of the nine matches on the day en route to a 7-0 shutout of visiting Eastern Washington at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.
In a hastily rescheduled match that was originally supposed to be played on Wednesday, but moved up due to the threat of rain in the area later in the week, the Aggies improved to 5-0 on their current homestand and 10-6 overall on the season with the win.
The Eagles lost their third straight in falling to 6-8 overall, including 0-2 on their Northern California swing that is scheduled to end on Tuesday at Sacramento State.
The shutout was the third in the last four matches for UC Davis, and the fourth overall in 2014, as Eastern Washington joined Villanova, Sonoma State, and Youngstown State, as shutout victims of the Aggies.
UC Davis opened with a pair of dominating wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spots as the tandems of Alec Adamson and Adam Levie and Brett Bacharach and Adam Luba posted wins of 8-3 and 8-1, respectively, to give their team the early lead.
The Aggies continued to roll in singles play all six were decided in favor of the home team in straight sets. Adamson, James Wade, and Bacharach, all posted shutouts in one of their sets en route to their victories, while Levie had to battle through a 7-5 first set win before claiming the match with an easy 6-2 victory in the second.
Freshman Bryce McKelvie extended his winning streak to nine straight with a 6-1, 6-3, win at the No. 5 spot over Stefan Farrar, remaining unbeaten in dual match play at 8-0 and improving to 13-4 overall on the year.
Wade won for the seventh-straight match with a 6-3, 6-0, win over Eduardo Bringold at No. 2, moving to 14-2 in dual match play and 22-6 overall, while Adamson moved his winning streak to five with a 6-2, 6-0, win over Robert Dula at the top of the ladder.
Bacharach dropped only one game in his win over Luke Thompson at No. 3, while Parker Kelley added a 6-2, 6-2, win over Wacil Bendjelti at No. 4 to complete the sweep.
It's a quick turnaround for UC Davis, as the Aggies close out their six-match homestand on Tuesday at 9 a.m., welcoming Hawai'i-Hilo to the Marya Welch Tennis Center for a non-conference clash. UC Davis then heads to Reno on Friday (March 28) to take on Nevada before returning home on Sunday (March 30) against Big West rival UC Irvine at 1 p.m.
NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
Eastern Washington at UC Davis
March 24, 2014 at Davis, Calif. (Marya Welch Tennis Center)
UC Davis 7, Eastern Washington 0
1. Alec Adamson/Adam Levie (UCD) def. Robert Dula/Luke Thompson (EWU), 8-3
2. Parker Kelley/James Wade (UCD) vs. Eduardo Bringold/Wacil Bendjelti (EWU), unfinished
3. Brett Bacharach/Adam Luba (UCD) def. Luke Ness/Matt Boyle (EWU), 8-1
1. Alec Adamson (UCD) def. Robert Dula (EWU), 6-2, 6-0
2. James Wade (UCD) def. Eduardo Bringold (EWU), 6-3, 6-0
3. Brett Bacharach (UCD) def. Luke Thompson (EWU), 6-0, 6-1
4. Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Wacil Bendjelti (EWU), 6-2, 6-2
5. Bryce McKelvie (UCD) def. Stefan Farrar (EWU), 6-1, 6-3
6. Adam Levie (UCD) def. Luke Ness (EWU), 7-5, 6-2