Bacharach, Levie and Adamson Win Main Flight Titles

Adam Levie (pictured) and Alec Adamson ended their weekend in Santa Barbara as B Flight doubles champions.

Oct. 13, 2013


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Davis will return to campus with one main draw singles, main draw doubles and consolation championship to its credit after completing the third, and final day of action at the UCSB Classic Sunday afternoon. 

Aggie men’s tennis has little time to enjoy its triumphs as the team will return to action Friday in Moraga, Calif., at the ITA Northwest Regional.

Brett Bacharach was the first player to emerge from Flight B’s singles bracket unscathed when he earned a three-set, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 victory over Sasha Gryaznov. Making Bacharach’s championship even sweeter was the fact that he defeated a player from host UC Santa Barbara, one was competing on his home court.

Adam Levie and Alec Adamson ended their weekend in the best possible way by winning the event’s Flight A doubles championship. With their 8-6 victory against Cal’s Chase Melton and Houghton, the two captured their team’s final main draw title of the afternoon. 

Bryce McKelvie and Adam Luba were the last Aggies to end their run in Santa Barbara with a championship; by defeating Northern Arizona’s Fabio Tomasetti and Kester Black, the pair captured the Aggies’ only consolation championship from the tournament’s six flights of competition.

Also earning a Flight B doubles victory on the day, and finishing the weekend in seventh place with a victory over UCLA’s Ryoto Tachi and Nishanth Yamani was Kyle Miller and Kelley.

Flight A’s Sunday singles schedule included a match involving James Wade; in a spirited come-from-behind effort, Wade defeated Cal’s Wyatt Houghton 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4) to capture third place in the main draw.

In an all-Aggie matchup, Kelley emerged with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Miller in additional Flight A singles action.


UCSB Classic

Oct. 11-13, 2013

Hosted by UC Santa Barbara at three locations on campus

Day Three Results (UC Davis only)

A Flight Singles
Nikhil Jayashankar (CAL) def. Alec Adamson (UCD) 5-0, Ret.
James Wade (UCD) def. Wyatt Houghton (CAL) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)
Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Kyle Miller (UCD) 6-1, 6-4

B Flight Singles
Brett Bacharach (UCD) def. Sasha Gryzanov (UCSB) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
Kester Black (NAU) def. Bryce McKelvie (UCD) Set scores unavailable
Jordan Smith (CAL) def. Mitch Thorp (UCD) Set scores unavailable

C Flight Singles
Jordan Smith (CAL) def. Mitch Thorp (UCD) 6-4, 6-4

A Flight Doubles
Adam Levie/Alec Adamson (UCD) def. Chase Melton/Wyatt Houghton (CAL) 8-6
Ziad Sultan/Tobias Galskov (UCSB) def. Brett Bacharach/James Wade (UCD) 8-5

B Flight Doubles
Bryce McKelvie/Adam Luba (UCD) def. Fabio Tomasetti/Kester Black (NAU) Set score unavailable
Kyle Miller/Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Ryoto Tachi/Nishanth Yamani (UCLA) Set score unavailable 

C Flight Doubles Round Robin
Filip Karlsson/Erik Johnsson (UCSB) def. Mitch Thorp/Jordan Smith (CAL) 8-5