One advances in singles, two teams advance in doubles

Oct. 27, 2017

Pacific Tiger Invitational Tournament Page
SoCal Intercollegiate Championships Tournament Page

LOS ANGELES, Calif. / STOCKTON, Calif. —
To highlight the second day of action in Los Angeles, and the first day of action in Stockton, UC Davis doubles duos of freshman Ivan Thamma and sophomore David Goulak, as well as sophomores Mitchell Iwahiro and Jonathan Star, both advanced to the Round of 16 main doubles draw at the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships, while freshman Chethan Swanson advanced to the Round of 16 singles draw at the Pacific Tiger Invitational this Friday. 

For the doubles action that took place at USC, the No. 2 seeded UC Davis team Thamma and Goulak earned their spot in the main draw after winning the Round of 16 play in the qualifying draw against Azuza Pacific’s Antonio Pejic and Marniz Pluim, 8-2. Iwahiro and Star was the other doubles team to secure their spot in the main draw by getting a Round of 32 qualifying draw win against UC San Diego’s Marc Isaia and Marius Ruh, 8-1, followed by a Round of 16 qualifying draw victory over the No. 4 seeded team with John and Matthew Pearce from BYU, 8-6. 

Singles play at the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships was not as successful for the UC Davis squad than their first day of ournament play. All five of the players that advanced to the main draw all faced defeats against their respective opponents. 

At the Stockton tournament for Round of 64 singles play, Swanson got a match victory over Santa Clara’s Sebastien Mathieu, 6-3, 6-7(8), 7-6(4), while freshman Arjith Jayaraman defeated Vincent Hennebelle from Holy Names in straight-sets, 6-4, 7-5. Continuing on to the Round of 32, it was only Swanson that left the courts with the win over his No. 16 seeded opponent Hugo Colpart from Holy Names, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. 

In doubles play at Pacific, Swanson and Jayaraman teamed up to get a Round of 32 victory over Max Nudell and Alec Wong from Sonoma State, 8-4, but lost the Round of 16 match when they faced the No. 2 seeded team Andrew Gu and Robert Serby from Santa Clara.

2017 SoCal Intercollegiate Championships
Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Oct. 27, 2017 — Day 2 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

Main — Round of 32
Myles Schalet (MICH) def. Ivan Thamma (UCD), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
(5) Max Cressy (UCLA) def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 7-6, 7-5
Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Tommy Lam (UCD), 6-3, 7-6(2)
Oliver Frank (APU) def. David Goulak (UCD), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Main — Round of 16
(4) Keegan Smith (UCLA) def. Everett Maltby (UCD), 6-1, 6-2

Qualifying — Round of 32 
Mitchell Iwahiro / Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Marc Isaia/Marius Ruh (UCSD), 8-1
(5) Tommy Lam / Everett Maltby (UCD) on BYE
(2) David Goulak / Ivan Thamma (UCD) on BYE

Qualifying — Round of 16 
Benjamin Gajardo/Jacob Tullis (BYU) def. (5) Tommy Lam / Everett Maltby (UCD)
(2) David Goulak / Ivan Thamma (UCD) def. Antonio Pejic/Marnix Pluim (APU), 8-2
Mitchell Iwahiro / Jonathan Star (UCD) def. (4) John Pearce/Matthew Pearce (BYU), 8-6

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2017 Pacific Tiger Invitational
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center (Stockton, Calif.)
Oct. 27, 2017 — Day 1 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

Round of 64
Chethan Swanson (UCD) def. Sebastien Mathieu (SC), 6-3, 6-7(8), 7-6(4)
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Vincent Hennebelle (HNU), 6-0, 6-3
Kamran Khan (SC) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD), 6-4, 7-5

Round of 32
Chethan Swanson (UCD) def. (16) Hugo Colpart (HNU), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
(12) Nash Vollenweider (STM) def. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 6-3, 6-1

Round of 32
Chethan Swanson / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Max Nudell/Alec Wong (SON), 8-4

Round of 16
Tadiwa Chinamo/Nathan Hampton (PAC) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD) / Alexander Slater (SLO), 8-2
(2) Andrew Gu/Robert Serby (SC) def. Chethan Swanson / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 8-5

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