Oct. 11, 2013
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Led by Alec Adamson who picked up a straight-set singles victory over LMU’s Daniel Simko, in addition to a doubles win alongside Adam Levie, UC Davis men’s tennis collected wins in five matches throughout the first day of action at the UCSB Classic.
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara, this year’s Classic will utilize a “compass draw” format with each player having the opportunity to compete in four singles and three doubles matches. Each of the three flights will include 16 player draws; participants will either advance up or down, and play for a ranking through their respective flight depending on the results of their matches.
In addition to Adamson, James Wade captured a come-from-behind victory to defeat UCSB’s Teague Hamilton, on his home court, by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in A Flight action.
Another two Gauchos fell to UC Davis players in Flight B singles play; Brett Bacharach and Bryce McKelvie each recorded straight-set wins over Luke Steeb and Miles Seemann to earn spots in Saturday’s main draw.
Of the five doubles matches that involved Aggies, Adamson/Levie were the only pair to post a victory. Up next for the duo is a matchup against UCLA’s only Flight A doubles team. If victorious, Adamson/Levie will earn a berth in Sunday’s championship match.
All Flight A matchups will take place at the Recreation Center Courts; Robertson Gymnasium will host Flight B matches with the Stadium Road Complex, near Harder Stadium, serving as the site for all Flight C contests.
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Hosted by UC Santa Barbara at three locations on campus
Day One Results (UC Davis only)
A Flight Singles
Wyatt Houghton (CAL) def. Kyle Miller (UCD) 6-0, 6-4
Alec Adamson (UCD) def. Daniel Simko (LMU) 6-1, 7-5
Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) def. Parker Kelley (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
James Wade (UCD) def. Teague Hamilton (UCSB) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
A Flight Doubles
Chase Melton/Wyatt Houghton (CAL) def. Brett Bacharach/James Wade (UCD) 8-5
Adam Levie/Alec Adamson (UCD) def. Luke Bohuslav/Robin Kiyabu (LMU) 8-1
B Flight Doubles
Miles Seemann/Filip Karen (UCSB) def. Bryce McKelvie/Adam Luba (UCD) 8-2
Alexander Gryaznov/Luke Steeb (UCSB) def. Kyle Miller/Parker Kelley (UCD) 8-5
C Flight Round Robin Doubles
Alexandre Locci/Jordan Gobatie (NAU) def. Mitch Thorp/Jordan Smith (UCD/CAL) 8-4