Aggies get victory sweep in First Round of Singles Play

Oct. 26, 2017

Draws | Results

The UC Davis men’s squad left the courts today with a successful day one of singles play, where four of the six Aggies advanced to the Round of 16 in the singles qualifying draw to highlight the Aggies’ first day at the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships at USC.

Starting off the first tournament day with the singles Round of 64, UC Davis advanced six out of six players to the Round of 32. Match wins were earned by senior Tommy Lam, sophomores David Goulak, Jonathan Star, and Mitchell Iwahiro, and freshman and No. 9 seed Ivan Thamma, while senior Everett Maltby was placed on a bye.

Goulak and Thamma started off their singles run by defeating BYU teammates in straight sets, with the first winning against Benjamin Gajardo, 6-4, 7-5, and the latter getting a win over Victor Brown, 6-4, 6-1.

Star and Iwahiro both fought hard for their victories, winning the match with their performance in the last two sets. Star defeated UC Santa Barbara’s Joseph Rotheram, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6, while Iwahiro defeated UC San Diego’s Richard Han, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Later in the afternoon, the UC Davis men's squad continued their first day of tournament play with the Round of 32 singles, where Goulak, Star, Maltby, and Thamma continued their victory streak by beating their respective opponents in straight sets.

Goulak went up against the No. 9 seed Chase Masciorini from UC Santa Barbara, 6-3, 6-2, Star got a win over BYU’s Matthew Pearce, 6-3, 6-1, Thamma defeated Nikita Katsnelson from Concordia, 6-3, 6-2, and Maltby won his match-up against UC San Diego’s Marc Isaia, 6-2, 6-2.

After leaving the courts with match victories in the Round of 64, Lam and Iwahiro both faced defeats in the Round of 32 against the No. 9 seeded player from Michigan Game Tishman and by the No. 2 seed Henry Ji from USC, respectively.

Doubles play at the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships will start up on Friday afternoon, while the first day of the Pacific Tiger Invitational will start their first day of action on Friday morning.

2017 SoCal Intercollegiate Championships
Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Oct. 26, 2017 — Day 1 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

Qualifying — Round of 64
David Goulak (UCD) def. Benjamin Gajardo (BYU), 6-4, 7-5
Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Joseph Rotheram (UCSB), 4-6, 7-5, 10-6
(9) Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Victor Brown (BYU), 6-4, 6-1
Tommy Lam (UCD) def.. Shimon Murakami (CONC), 6-2, 6-2
Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) def. Richard Han (UCSD), 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
Everett Maltby (UCD) on BYE

Qualifying — Round of 32
David Goulak (UCD) def. (9) Chase Masciorini (UCSB), 6-3, 6-2
Jonathan Star (UCD) def. (5) Matthew Pearce (BYU), 6-3, 6-1
Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Marc Isaia (UCSD). 6-2, 6-2
Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Nikita Katsnelson (CONC), 6-3, 6-2
(9) Gabe Tishman (MICH) def. Tommy Lam (UCD), 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
(2) Henry Ji (USC) def. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD), 6-2. 6-4

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