Aggie Newcomers Lead the Way in Event's Final Day

Mitch Thorp was one of three players who ended the final day of competition at the 2013 Aggie Invitational with a victory.
 
Mitch Thorp was one of three players who ended the final day of competition at the 2013 Aggie Invitational with a victory.
 

Oct. 6, 2013

Complete Results

DAVIS, Calif. - Three Aggie freshmen capped their impressive debuts with victories in the final day of action from the Marya Welch Tennis Center Sunday afternoon at the 2013 Aggie Invitational.

In a flight that contained three UC Davis student-athletes competing in the semifinal round of the Big West bracket's main draw, freshman James Wade earned one of two available berths in the finals with a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4, come-from-behind victory against Oregon's Jayson Amos. 

Freshman Alec Adamson and senior teammate Parker Kelley battled one another in the other semifinal, a duel that ended in the first-year's favor by a 6-3, 6-1 result.

Competing alongside Wade in doubles competition, freshman Bryce McKelvie helped UC Davis capture one event championship when the pair completed their run through the California bracket with an 8-6 victory against Nevada's Billy Baumgartner and Quentin Mege.

This year's Aggie Invitational was the inaugural event for UC Davis' heralded freshman class, a group of incoming student-athletes that include Adamson, McKelvie and Wade. Organized by then-first year head coach Eric Steidlmayer and assistant Michael Meyer, the Aggies' current freshman class received a No. 15 mid-major ranking by TennisRecruiting.net entering the 2013-14 season.

In Sunday's round robin action, sophomore Mitch Thorp survived a spirited tiebreaker in the third, and decisive set, to defeat Saint Mary's James Markiewicz 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7).


 

 

The Aggies will return to action on Friday, Oct. 11, in the first of three days of competition that comprise this year's UC Santa Barbara Classic.

 

2013 Aggie Invitational
Marya Welch Tennis Center - Davis, Calif.
Oct. 6, 2013
Day Three Results (UC Davis only)

 

Aggie Singles Consolations -- Semifinals
POR Reid DeLaubenfels d.  DAV Brett Bacharach  6-3; 6-1

Big West Doubles -- Finals
POR Michael Hukwo [1] - POR Reid DeLaubenfels [1] d. DAV Adam Levie - DAV Parker Kelley  8-4 

Big West Singles -- Semifinals
DAV James Wade d. OR Jayson Amos  6-7(5);6-2; 6-4
DAV Alec Adamson d. DAV Parker Kelley [2]  6-3; 6-1

Big West Singles Consolations -- Semifinals
POR Justin Guay d. DAV Bryce McKelvie  6-4; 5-7; 10-4 

California Doubles -- Finals
DAV Bryce McKelvie - DAV James Wade d. NEV Billy Baumgartner - NEV Quentin Mege  8-6 

California Singles -- Finals
NEV Quentin Mege d. DAV Adam Levie  6-1; 6-3

Round Robin Singles
DAV Mitch Thorp d. SM James Markiewicz  6-3; 4-6; 1-0 (10-7)