Blake Roberts Captures Lone Victory In 6-1 Loss At Fresno State

April 4, 2004

FRESNO, Calif. - Playing for the first time in almost a month, the UC Davis men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at 35th-ranked Fresno State Sunday evening at the Wathen Tennis Center.

UC Davis, which last played March 9, sees its record fall to 7-8 on the season while the Bulldogs improve to 11-6.

The Bulldogs jumped out first by capturing the opening doubles point. Freshman Alex Markarian made his Aggie debut on Sunday, teaming with Kyle Trinosky at No.3 doubles. The duo dropped an 8-4 decision to Andy Sinn and Charles Irie. At No.2, the team of Alex Krohn and Jakub Cech posted an 8-3 win over Michael Chin and Bastian Bartels while the Bulldog team of Moduc and Stefan Suta defated Hayce Fitch and Ross Barasch, 8-3.

In singles, the Aggies recorded their only point of the match when Blake Roberts earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jure Kekez at No.6. Fresno State captured the top five singles matches in straight sets as Alex Krohn defeated Fitch, 6-1, 6-2 at the top spot. Suta defeated Robert Wong, 6-2, 6-2 at No.2 to clinch the match while Irie surrendered just four games in a 6-2, 6-2 win over Michael Chin.

Jakub Cech beat Barasch, 6-2, 6-0 at No.4 and Sinn won a close first set before pulling away with the 6-4, 6-2 win over Casey McMakin at No.5.

UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it travels to Reno to face the University of Nevada.

No. 35 Fresno State 6 def. UC Davis 1
April 4, 2004
Wathen Tennis Center

No.1 Alex Krohn (FS) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD), 6-1, 6-2
No.2 Stefan Suta (FS) def. Robert Wong (UCD), 6-2, 6-2
No.3 Charles Irie (FS) def. Michael Chin (UCD), 6-2, 6-2
No.4 Jakub Cech (FS) def. Ross Barasch (UCD), 6-2, 6-0
No.5 Andy Sinn (FS) def. Casey McMakin (UCD), 6-4, 6-2
No.6 Blake Roberts (UCD) def. Jure Kekez (FS), 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES (Fresno State wins point)
No.1 Modoc/Suta (FS) def. Fitch/Barasch (UCD), 8-3
No.2 Krohn/Cech (FS) def. Chin/ Bastian Bartels (UCD), 8-3
No.3 Sinn/Irie (FS) def. Trinosky/ Alex Markarian (UCD), 8-4