Oct. 18, 2013
MORAGA, Calif. - Five UC Davis tennis players advanced past the first round of play and advance to the round of 64 as the opening day of play came to a close at the 2013 ITA Northwest Regionals hosted by Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif., on Friday.
Three of the five winners on Friday were straight-set victors as underclassmen Alec Adamson, Brett Bacharach, and James Wade advanced easily. Adamson defeated Portland's Kent Andreason, 6-3, 6-3, to open the tournament and was followed by Bacharach, a 6-2, 6-4, winner over Stanford's Robert Stineman, and Wade, who posted a 6-2, 6-0, win over Gonzaga's Vicente Varas.
Sophomore Adam Levie outmuscled Gonzaga's Jack Schoebel, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (1), in a final set tiebreaker, while senior Adam Luba rallied for a 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1, win over Portland's Justin Guay.
Senior Parker Kelley fell to Stanford's Yale Goldberg, 6-2, 7-5, in his first round match and will begin consolation play on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. against Gonzaga's Joey Brandt.
However, the round of 64 was unkind to the Aggies, suffering losses to five of the tournament's top seeds. Senior Kyle Miller, a No. 17 seed who earned a first-round bye, fell to Stanford's Anthony Tsodikov, in his first action of the day, 6-1, 6-1. He will meet Fresno State's Nikolas Papic in the consolation bracket on Sunday at 11:45 a.m.
Adamson put a scare into the tournament's top seed in the Cardinal's John Morrissey, opening the match with a 7-5 win in the first set before the Stanford standout rebounded to rally, 6-3, 6-4, in the final two sets to advance.
Bacharach fell to San Francisco's sixth-seeded Bernardo Saraiva, 6-2, 6-4, while Wade fell in straight-sets to California's ninth-seeded Andre Goransson, 6-2, 6-2. Levie fell to Oregon's eighth-seeded Robin Cambier, 6-2, 6-4, while Luba fell to Gonzaga's Vladimr Mijatovic, 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles play begins on Saturday morning with Luba and Miller facing off against Portland State's Alec Marks and Avhinav Mishra, the duo of Levie and Adamson meeting Fresno State's Adriaan DuToit and Sai Kartik, and the pairing of Wade and Bacharach battling Stanford's Anthony Tsodikov and Daniel Ho. All doubles matches begin at 8:30 a.m.
Complete draws for the tournament are available at http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/2/2/0/8/4/9/draws.asp and results will be updated as they become available.
USTA/ITA NORTHWEST REGIONAL
at Moraga, Calif.
(UC Davis Results Only)
SINGLES - ROUND OF 128
Alec Adamson (UCD) d. Kent Andreason (POR), 6-3, 6-3
Brett Bacharach (UCD) d. Robert Stinemann (STAN), 6-2, 6-4
James Wade (UCD) d. Vicente Varas (GONZ), 6-2, 6-0
Yale Goldberg (STAN) d. Parker Kelley (UCD), 6-2, 7-5
Adam Levie (UCD) d. Jack Schoebel (GONZ), 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(1)
Adam Luba (UCD) d. Justin Guay (POR), 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-1
SINGLES - ROUND OF 64
John Morrissey (STAN) d. Alec Adamson (UCD), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Bernardo Saraiva (USF) d. Brett Bacharach (UCD), 6-2, 6-4
Andre Goransson (CAL) d. James Wade (UCD), 6-2, 6-2
Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) d. Kyle Miller  (UCD), 6-1, 6-1
Robin Cambier (ORE) d. Adam Levie (UCD), 6-2, 6-4
VladimrMijatovic (GON) d. Adam Luba (UCD), 6-3, 6-3