Two advance in singles, two doubles duo advance to semifinals

Sophomore transfer Jonathan Star, along with freshman Ivan Thamma, qualified to the next round in both singles and doubles play in UC Davis debut performance.
Sept. 29, 2017

Updated Draws | Friday Results

DAVIS, Calif.
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UC Davis Senior Everett Maltby and sophomore Mitchell Iwahiro won the first tournament round of singles, qualifying to compete in the Flight "A" Round of 16 singles and in the Flight "B" Round of 16 singles, respectively, while two Aggie doubles teams advance to the semifinal rounds to highlight the first day of the 2017 Aggie Invitational at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on Friday (9/29).

Opening the morning at 8:30 a.m. with doubles, sophomore transfer Jonathan Star and freshman Ivan Thamma, both the No. 4 seeds in this tournament, advanced to the Flight "A" semifinals after two doubles victories. In Round of 16, Star and Thamma defeated Sacramento State's Donald Hall and Dom Miller, 8-4, and then in the quarterfinals, they defeated Matis Bot and Nash Vollenweider of Saint Mary's, 8-3. Going into the Semifinal Round, Star and Thamma will go up against Nevada's Robert Margitfalvi and Peter O'Donovan on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Sophomore David Goulak and Maltby, the second UC Davis Flight "A" doubles duo, were defeated by Pierre Garcia and Tom Hann of Portand in Round of 16, 8-4, but made a successful comeback by defeating Gonzaga's Kyle Everly and Vincent Rettke in the first round of consolation play, 8-2, to advance to the semifinals after having a bye in the quarterfinals. Goulak and Maltby will go against Santa Clara's Connor Garnett and Andrew Gu on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

In the Flight "B" doubles for UC Davis, Iwahiro and freshman Arjith Jayaraman defeated Gonzaga's Bryan Husin and Emilio Moreno in Round of 16, 8-4, but their run ended when Nevada's Dylan Levitt and Kostya Nesterenko defeated them, 8-2, in the Quarterfinal Round.

Senior Tommy Lam and freshman Chethan Swanson, the No. 3 seeds entering the tournament, were defeated in both the main draw, 8-4, by Nevada's Augustin Delahodde and Jeremy Merville, and in the first round of consolation play by Gunther Matta and Jackson Su of Cal, 8-3.

Maltby, who played against Cal's Connor Heap at 11:00 a.m in the Flight "A" singles bracket, lost the first set, 6-3, but made a comeback at the end of the match with a second and third set win, 6-3, 6-4. Maltby is scheduled to face-off Nevada's Julien Evrard Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Iwahiro, who was the fifth-seeded player in the Flight "B" singles bracket, defeated St. Mary's Brian Lee this afternoon in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2, and will go on to play against Matthew Perkins on Gonzaga on the second day of the tournament at 10:00 a.m.

Star and Thamma, who made their first singles debut as Aggies, will compete in the first round Flight "A" consolation draw tomorrow against Sacramento State's Dom Miller and Donald Hall, respectively. Goulak is also in the singles Flight "A" consolation draw, and he is scheduled to take on San Francisco's Lucas Marinelli at 11:00 a.m. for the second day of the tournament.

In the singles Flight "B" bracket, freshmen Dariush Jalali and Chethan Swanson, who each won their first debut set as an Aggie before suffering main draw match defeats, will be participating in consolation play for the Flight "B" on Saturday, with the first going up against Saint Mary's Jacob Lagman at 12:00 p.m. and the latter going up against Gonzaga's Emilio Moreno at 12:30 p.m. Lam, the fourth-seeded Flight "B" singles player, will continue his tourmanemt run in this draw by playing Kyle Everly of Gonzaga, while freshman Arjith Jayaraman is scheduled to face-off Marco Barretto from San Francisco, both starting at 12:00 p.m.

2017 Aggie Invitational
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.)
Sept 29, 2017 -- Day One Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

FLIGHT "A" SINGLES
Round of 32
(1) Bjorn Hoffmann (CAL) def, David Goulak (UCD), 6-4, 6-4
Kostya Nesterenko (NEV) def. (8) Ivan Thamma (UCD), 7-6(7), 6-1
Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Connor Heap (CAL), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Samuel Feit (GON) def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

FLIGHT "B" SINGLES
Round of 32
Can Kaya (CAL) def. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 7-6(3), 6-3
Jonathan Aremon (NEV) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Jeremy Merville (NEV) def. (4) Tommy Lam (UCD), 6-3, 6-2
Gunther Matta (CAL) def, Chethan Swanson (UCD), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
(5) Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) def. Brian Lee (STM), 6-2, 6-3

FLIGHT "A" DOUBLES
Round of 16
(4) Jonathan Star / (4) Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Donal Hall/Dom Miller (SAC), 8-4
Pierre Garcia/Tom Hann (PORT) def. David Goulak / Everett Maltby (UCD), 8-4
Quarterfinals
(4) Jonathan Star / (4) Iva Thamma (UCD) def. Matis Bott/Nash Vollenweider (STM), 8-3
Consolation -- First Round
David Goulak / Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Kyle Everly/Vincent Rettke (PORT), 8-2
Consolation -- Semifinals
David Goulak / Everett Maltby (UCD) vs. Connor Garnett / Andrew Gu (SCU) -- 9/30 (8:30 a.m.)

FLIGHT "B" DOUBLES
Round of 16
Mitchell Iwahiro / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Bryan Husin/Emilio Moreno (GON), 8-4
Augustin Delahodde/Jeremy Merville (NEV) def. (3) Tommy Lam / (3) Chethan Swanson (UCD), 8-4
Quarterfinals
Dylan Levitt/Kostya Nesterenko (NEV) def. Mitchell Iwahiro / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 8-2
Consolation -- First Round
Gunther Matta/Jackson Su (CAL) def. (3) Tommy Lam / (3) Chethan Swanson (UCD), 8-3

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