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
Men's Tennis defeated by Cal Poly
UC Davis falls to UC Santa Barbara
Men's Tennis edged by Sacramento State
Aggies prepare for three road matches
Men's Tennis edged by Brown
UC Davis welcomes Brown to campus
Aggies fall to Hawai'i in conference match
Aggies head to Hawai'i
for conference matchup