Two freshman advance to consolation Quarterfinals

Freshman Ivan Thamma got a singles and doubles match victory after day three of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.
Oct. 21, 2017

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STOCKTON, Calif. --
Freshmen Arjith Jayaraman and Ivan Thamma both qualified to the Quarterfinal Round after getting third and fourth round consolation victories, while Aggie doubles team of senior Everett Maltby and Thamma got a Round of 16 win in the main draw to conclude UC Davis' third day at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stockton, Calif.

Jayaraman and Thamma earned spots to compete in the Quarterfinal Round after winning the third and fourth round of singles consolation play. The first of the two Aggies won the third round by defeating Eastern Washington's Victor Pereira, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(1), and followed through with a fourth round straight set win against Washington's Kawika Lam, 6-4, 6-4. The latter of the two got a straight set match win over Sacramento State's Donald Hall in the third round, 6-4, 6-4, and repeated his straight set victory streak in the fourth round by defeating Eastern Washington's Jeremy Field, 6-2, 6-2.

Maltby and Thamma started their main draw doubles performance in the Round of 16, where they earned a match win over the No. 9 seeded duo Simon Stevens ad Akihiro Tanake from Oregon, 5-2 Ret (injury); however, their main draw run came to an end when the Aggies went up against the No. 1 seeded team of Billy Griffith and JT Nishimura from Cal. 

For the third round of consolation play, freshman Chethan Swanson and senior Tommy Lam also took away match victories going against Portland State's Game Souza, 6-3, 6-0, and Pacific's Daniel Orlita, respectively.

Looking at the round robin play for the singles consolation draw, sophomores Mitchell Iwahiro and Jonathan Star left the courts with straight set wins against Gonzaga's Bryan Husin, 6-4, 6-3, and Pacific Chris Cajigan, 6-0, 6-1, respectively, while the UC Davis doubles duo of Swanson and Star defeated Eastern Washington's Ricardo Almeida and Jeremy Mueller, 8-4, in the round robin play for the doubles consolation draw.

2017 ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center (Stockton, Calif.)
Oct 21, 2017 -- Day 3 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

Third Round -- Consolation Play
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Victor Pereira (EWASH), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(1)
Chethan Swanson (UCD) vs. Gabe Souza (PSU), 6-3, 6-0
Tommy Lam (UCD) def. Daniel Orlita (PAC), Wo (injury)
Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Donald Hall (SAC), 6-4, 6-4
Seb Hawken (WASH) def. Everett Maltby (UCD), 6-4, 6-3

Fourth Round -- Consolation Play
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Kawika Lam (WASH), 6-4, 6-4
Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Jeremy Field (EWASH), 6-2, 6-2
(15) Cormac Clissold (ORE) def. Chethan Swanson (UCD), 6-2, 7-5

Extra Consolation -- Round Robin
Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) def. Bryan Husin (GON), 6-4, 6-3
Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Chris Cajigan (PAC), 6-0, 6-1

Round of 16
Everett Maltby / Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. (9) Simon Stevens/Akihiro Tanaka (ORE), 5-2 Ret (injury)

Quarterfinal Round
(1) Billy Griffith/JT Nishimura (CAL) def. Everett Maltby / Ivan Thamma (UCD), 8-4

Extra Consolation -- Round Robin
Chethan Swanson / Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Ricardo Almeida/Jeremy Mueller (EWASH), 8-4
Jacob Lagman/Brian Lee (STM) def. Mitchell Iwahiro / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 8-5

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