April 1, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. - Sophomore Bastian Bartels earned a three-set win at No.5 singles, but it proved to be the only Aggie win as Montana State defeated UC Davis 6-1 in a men's tennis match Friday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 3-10 on the season. It marked the first match for the Aggies since March 13. Montana State completes the doubleheader sweep on Friday after posting a victory over Sacramento State earlier in the day.
The match began with the Bobcats taking all three doubles matches for the opening point. No.'s 1 and 3 were tight matches as the Bobcat duo of Marek Gebicki and Braden Olson needed a tiebreaker to defeat Michael Chin and Justin Garcia, 9-8, at No.1 while Tejeshwara Chigateri and Jake Berriochoa escaped with a 9-7 win over Daniel Furman and Blake Roberts at No.3. Federico Ueltschi and Kyle McDonald completed the sweep with an 8-4 win over Jordan Combs and Casey McMakin at No.2
In singles, Bartels provided the lone Aggie highlight of the day. After dropping the first set 6-4, Bartels blanked Berriochoa 6-0 in the second before pulling out the third set, 7-5. Jayce Fitch extended Ueltschi to a third set at the No.1 spot before the Bobcat came away with the 5-7, 7-6, (10-6) victory. With the team win already clinched, the two played a super tiebreaker for the third set.
The other four matches were won in straight sets by Montana State as Gebicki defeated Chin, 6-2, 6-4 at No.2 while Chigateri won two close sets for a 6-4, 7-6 win over Combs at No.3. At No.4, McDonald defeated Daniel Elefant, 6-1, 7-5 and Justin Hauck needed a second-set tiebreaker to defeat McMakin, 6-2, 7-6, at No.6.
UC Davis is next in action on Saturday when it hosts the University of Portland at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. Matchtime is set for 1 p.m.
UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
Montana State 6 def. UC Davis 1
April 1, 2005
No.1 Federico Ueltschi (MSU) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 5-7, 7-6 (10-6)
No.2 Marek Gebicki (MSU) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-2, 6-4
No.3 Tejeshwara Chigateri (MSU) def. Jordan Combs (UCD) 6-4, 7-6
No.4 Kyle McDonald (MSU) def. Daniel Elefant (UCD) 6-1, 7-5
No.5 Bastian Bartels (UCD) def. Jake Berriochoa (MSU) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5
No.6 Justin Hauck (MSU) def. Casey McMakin (UCD) 6-2, 7-6
No.1 Gebicki/Braden Olson (MSU) def. Chin/ Justin Garcia (UCD) 9-8
No.2 McDonald/Ueltschi (MSU) def. Combs/McMakin (UCD) 8-4
No.3 Berriochoa/Chigateri (MSU) def. Daniel Furman / Blake Roberts (UCD) 9-7