A trio of sophomores advance in singles play after day one

Oct. 19, 2017

Draws | Results

STOCKTON, Calif.
— Sophomores Mitchell Iwahiro, Jonathan Star, and David Goulak all earned match victories in the Round of 128 singles main draw, with Goulak advancing one step further to the Round of 32 singles main draw, to highlight the first day of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stockton, Calif.

In the Round of 128 play, Iwahiro defeated Portland State’s Otto Holtari in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, while Star won against Seattle’s Alex Chan, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5). Goulak added a third match victory for UC Davis after securing the win over the No. 10 seed Zdenek Derkass from Fresno State, 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-1.

For the Round of 64, Goulak continued his tournament run in the main draw by getting his second match victory of the day over Gonzaga’s Bryan Husin in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.

Iwahiro saw an end to his main draw rally against Sam Feit from Gonzaga, 6-3, 7-6(0), along with Star after going up against the No. 13 seed Mikus Losbergs from Sacramento State, 7-6(5), 6-4.

Looking at the the rest of the Aggies performances in the Round of 128 singles main draw, senior Everett Maltby along with freshmen Ivan Thamma, Arjith Jayaraman, Chethan Swanson, and Dariush Jalali encountered match defeats against their respective opponents. Senior Tommy Lam put up a good fight, but lost the tied up match in the third set against Seattle’s Matt Alderson, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(7).

The six UC Davis players will return to the courts to resume their singles play under the First Round of the consolation draw.

The Aggies will start their second day of the tournament on Friday morning (Oct. 20) with doubles play.

2017 ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center (Stockton, Calif.)
Oct 19, 2017 — Day 1 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

SINGLES
Round of 128
Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) def. Otto Holtari (PSU), 6-1, 6-3
Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Alex Chan (SEA), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5)
David Goulak (UCD) def. (10) Zdenek Derkass (FRES), 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-1
Jesus Barajas (SC) def. Ivan Thamma (UCD), 6-1, 6-3
(11) Johan Jonhagen (SF) def. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 7-5, 6-3 
Matt Alderson (SEA) def. Tommy Lam (UCD), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(7)
Bernardo Oliveria (PAC) def. Chethan Swanson (UCD), 7-6(4), 6-4
Cagatay Soke (FRES) def. Everett Maltby (UCD), 6-3, 6-2
Ruaden O’Sullivan (GON) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD), 6-2, 6-2

Round of 64
David Goulak (UCD) def. Bryan Husin (GON), 6-1. 6-3
(13) Mikus Losbergs (SAC) def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 7-6(5), 6-4
Sam Feit (GON) def. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD), 6-3, 7-6(0)

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