Oct. 13, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior Toki Sherbakov defeated Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge in straight sets to advance to the fifth-place match of the 'A' singles flight while the tandem of George Horowitz and Brett Bacharach captured the 'C' doubles title to highlight UC Davis' Day 2 action at the UCSB Classic collegiate tennis tournament Saturday afternoon.
Sherbakov beat Bridge by scores of 6-4, 6-1 after having fallen to Cal's Gregory Bayane, 6-2, 6-1, in the main draw. He will take on UC Santa Barbara's Mbonisi Ndimande in Sunday's placing match.
Horowitz and Bacharach defeated UC San Diego's pairing of UC Davis' Adam Levie and UC San Diego's Justin Anderson in an 8-3 pro set for their only action of the day. Bacharach also posted a pair of singles wins in the 'B' backdraw. He rallied back to beat Cal Poly's Jordan Kepler, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, then defeated Northern Arizona's Alan Barrios, 6-2, 6-2.
Other Aggie victories belonged to Kyle Miller, who beat Derek Klein of Cal Poly, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, in the 'A' backdraw. He will face Camill Saloman of UCSD for 11th place in the tournament. Adam Luba forged a strong finish in his 7-6, 6-0 victory over Triton Kona Luu, while Levie picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win over Westmont College's Josh Barnard in the 'C' consolation bracket.
The Aggies finish action at the three-day, seven-team tournament on Sunday. This the second of UC Davis' four fall tournaments for 2012-13.
MEN'S COLLEGIATE TENNIS: UCSB CLASSIC, Day 2
UC Davis results only.
A Flight Main Draw Singles
Gregory Bayane (Cal) def Toki Sherbakov (UC Davis), 6-2, 6-1
A Flight Backdraw Singles
Kyle Miller (UC Davis) def Derek Klein (Cal Poly) 7-6, 6-7, 6-4
Fernando Sunago (Nevada) def Kyle Miller (UC Davis), 6-4, 6-2
Toki Sherbakov (UC Davis) def Jordan Bridge (Cal Poly), 6-4, 6-1
B Flight Backdraw Singles
Max Jiganti (UCSD) def Adam Luba (UC Davis), 6-3, 6-0
Brett Bacharach (UC Davis) def Jordan Kepler (Cal Poly) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Brett Bacharach (UC Davis) def Alan Barrios (NAU) 6-2, 6-2
Adam Luba (UC Davis) def Kona Luu (UCSD) 7-6, 6-0
Miles Seemann (UCSB) def Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UC Davis), 6-2, 6-0
Jacob Johnson (UCSB) def George Horowitz (UC Davis), 6-4, 6-4
C Flight Singles Backdraw
Adam Levie (UC Davis) def Josh Barnard (Westmont) 6-4, 6-1
A Flight Doubles Backdraw
Jayashankar/Smith (Cal) def Miller/Fortin (UC Davis), 8-5
B Flight Doubles Backdraw
Luu/Alagappan (UCSD) def Sherbakov/Luba (UC Davis), 8-6
C Flight Doubles Main Draw
Horowitz/Bacharach (UC Davis) def Levi (Davis)/Anderson (UCSD), 8-3