Portland Takes Control Of Singles Play, Defeats UC Davis 5-2

Casey McMakin picked up one of two Aggie singles wins Saturday against Portland. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Casey McMakin picked up one of two Aggie singles wins Saturday against Portland. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

April 2, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. - The University of Portland captured the top four singles match as it defeated UC Davis 5-2 in a men's tennis match Saturday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 3-11 on the season.

Portland opened the match by taking two of three doubles for the opening point. Matt Loucks and James Redpath earned an 8-4 win over Justin Garcia and Michael Chin at No.1 while Roman Borvanov and Alex Strom used an 8-5 win over Daniel Furman and Blake Roberts at No.3 to clinch the point. The Aggies duo of Casey McMakin and Jordan Combs defeated Scott Kennel and Colby Jager 8-6 at No.2.

In singles play, UC Davis emerged with two victories as Bastian Bartels defeated Colby Jager, 6-3, 7-5, at No.5 and McMakin used a super tiebreaker for the third set to defeat Kennel, 2-6, 7-6, (10-7).

The rest of the lineup went Portland's way as the Pilots won the remaining matches in straight sets. Loucks posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jayce Fitch at No.1 while Borvanov defeated Chin, 6-1, 6-3, at No.2. At No.3, Redpath won two close sets in a 6-4, 6-4 win over Combs and Strom won at No.4, defeating Daniel Elefant, 7-5, 6-3.

UC Davis is next in action on Sunday when it completes its three-match home weekend with a meeting against Cal Poly. Matchtime is set for 10 a.m.

UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS
Portland 5 def. UC Davis 2
April 2, 2005
Davis, Calif.

SINGLES
No.1 Matt Loucks (P) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
No.2 Roman Borvanov (P) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-1, 6-3
No.3 James Redpath (P) def. Jordan Combs (UCD) 6-4, 6-4
No.4 Alex Strom (P) def. Daniel Elefant (UCD) 7-5, 6-3
No.5 Bastian Bartels (UCD) def. Colby Jager (P) 6-3, 7-5
No.6 Casey McMakin (UCD) def. Scott Kennel (P) 2-6, 7-6, (10-7)

DOUBLES
No.1 Matt Loucks/James Redpath (P) def. Chin / Justin Garcia (UCD) 8-4
No.2 McMakin/Combs (UCD) def. Scott Kennell/Colby Jager (P) 8-6
No.3 Borvanov/Strom (P) def. Daniel Furman / Blake Roberts (UCD) 8-5