April 12, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis men's tennis team battled to third sets in three different singles matches but fell, 5-2, to Cal Poly in a Big West Conference match on Friday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Complex.
The Aggies (6-10, 0-3 Big West) lost the doubles point and dropped two quick singles matches to go down 3-0 early to the Mustangs. But UC Davis rallied to win at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and went to third sets at both No. 4 and No. 5 before falling to the Mustangs.
Kyle Miller won a thrilling 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 decision over Cal Poly's Marco Comuzzo at No. 2 singles and Parker Kelley won at No. 3 singles when his opponent, Jordan Bridge, retired in the second set down 6-3, 5-1.
The Aggies needed two more points to claim a comeback win, but the Mustangs pulled out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles and a 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
UC Davis has one more home match this season, coming tomorrow at noon against UC Santa Barbara. The team will pay tribute to its three seniors - George Horowitz, Toki Sherbakov and Hugo Verdi-Fortin - in a ceremony in between doubles and singles play against the Gauchos.
Both the UC Davis men's and women's tennis teams will also take part in a ceremony to dedicate their home facility tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in honor of its namsake, Marya Welch.
Tennis Match Results
Cal Poly 5, UC Davis 2
Cal Poly vs UC Davis
Apr 12, 2013 at Davis, Calif.
(Marya Welch Tennis Center)
1. #25 Andre Dome (CP) def. Toki Sherbakov (UCD) 6-1, 6-3
2. Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
3. Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Jordan Bridge (CP) 6-3, 5-1, retired
4. Derek Klein (CP) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
5. Naveen Beasley (CP) def. Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
6. Matt Thomson (CP) def. Adam Luba (UCD) 6-3, 6-1
1. Andre Dome/Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Toki Sherbakov/Adam Levie (UCD) 8-4
2. Matt Thomson/Marco Comuzzo (CP) def. Kyle Miller/Adam Luba (UCD) 8-2
3. Gannon Daynes/Naveen Beasley (CP) def. George Horowitz/Brett Bacharach (UCD) 8-3
Cal Poly 10-8, 2-1 Big West
UC Davis 6-10, 0-3 Big West