Aggies conclude tournament play at Pacific and USC

Oct. 29, 2017

SoCal Intercollegiate Championships Tournament Page
Pacific Tiger Invitational Tournament Page

LOS ANGELES, Calif. / STOCKTON, Calif. --
UC Davis doubles duo of sophomores Mitchell Iwahiro and Jonathan Star qualified up to the Round of 16 in the main draw at SoCal Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday, while freshman Dariush Jalali competed in the Semifinal Round in singles consolation play at the Pacific Tiger Invitational on Sunday to highlight some of the Aggie action that took place over the weekend.

On Saturday at the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships, Aggie doubles team of sophomore David Goulak and freshman Ivan Thamma, as well as Iwahiro and Star, both qualified to the Round of 16 in the main draw; however, it was only the latter of the two teams that left the courts with a match victory, defeating Azuza Pacific's Antonio Pejic and Marnix Pluim, 8-5. Goulak and Thamma saw an end to their main draw run when they went up against the No. 4 seeded duo from USC before Iwahiro and Star also saw an end to their main draw doubles journey after going up against San Diego's August Holmgren and Pratt Keerasuntonpong, 8-3, in the Quarterfinal Round.

Meanwhile at the Pacific Tiger Invitational on Saturday, Jalali continued to advance through singles consolation play after getting a straight-set match victory in the Third Round against the No. 3 seed from Sonoma State Connor Mengert, 6-2, 6-1, followed by another straight-set victory in the Quarterfinal Round against Sonona State's Mitchell Heckmann, 6-3, 6-2. Moving on to Sunday for the Semifinal Round of tournament play, Jalali's victory streak came to an end after he went up against Cal Poly's Daly Meinert, 6-4, 6-3.

On Sunday, Jalali qualified to the Semifinal Round in doubles playing alongside Alexander Slater from Cal Poly after earning the Second Round and Quarterfinal Round victories on Saturday. In the Second Round of doubles consolation play, the doubles duo garnered a match victory over Fresno State's Bailey Gong and Patrick Pech, 8-4, followed by another win in the Quarterfinal Round over Sonoma State's Mitchel Heckmann and Connor Mengert, 8-5. Jalali's tournament run came to an end in the Semifinal Round on Sunday when him and Slater lost against Sonoma State's Sean Alves and Allen Lock, 8-1.

In round robin singles play at the Stockton tournament, freshman Arjith Jayaraman got a Saturday straight-set win over Sacramento State's Bernardo Moraes, 6-2, 6-1, as well as a Sunday win after he bested Holy Name's Alexandre Winee-Munoz in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-3.

2017 SoCal Intercollegiate Championships
Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Oct. 28-29, 2017 -- Day 3 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

DOUBLES
Main -- Round of 16 (Saturday, 10/28)
(4) Tanner Smith/Laurens Verboven (USC) def. David Goulak / Ivan Thamma (UCD), 8-5
Mitchell Iwahiro / Jonathan Star (UCD) def. Antonio Pejic/Marnix Pluim (APU), 8-6

Main -- Quarterfinals (Saturday, 10/28)
August Holmgren/Pratt Keerasuntonpong (USD) def. Mitchell Iwahiro / Jonathan Star (UCD), 8-3

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2017 Pacific Tiger Invitational
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center (Stockton, Calif.)
Oct. 28-29, 2017 -- Day 2 and Day 3 Results (UC Davis student-athletes only)

SINGLES
Round of 16
(3) Connor Garnett (SC) def. Chethan Swanson (UCD), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(4)

Consolation -- Third Round (Saturday, 10/28)
Dariush Jalali (UCD) def. Connor Mengert (SON), 6-2, 6-1

Consolation -- Quarterfinal Round (Saturday, 10/28)
Dariush Jalali (UCD) def. Mitchell Heckmann (SON), 6-3, 6-2

Consolation -- Round Robin (Saturday, 10/28)
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Bernardo Moraes (SAC), 6-2, 6-1

Consolation -- Semifinal Round (Sunday, 10/29)
Daly Meinert (SLO) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD), 6-4, 6-3

Sunday Extra Consolation (Sunday, 10/29)
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) def. Alexandre Vinee-Munoz (HNU), 6-3, 6-3

DOUBLES
Consolation -- Second Round (Saturday, 10/28)
Dariush Jalali (UCD) / Alexander Slater (SLO) def. Bailey Gong/Patrick Pech (FRES), 8-4

Consolation -- Quarterfinal Round (Saturday, 10/28)
Dariush Jalali (UCD) / Alexander Slater (SLO) def. Mitchel Heckmann/Connor Mengert (SON), 8-5

Consolation -- Round Robin (Saturday, 10/28)
Donald Hall/Dom Miller (SAC) def. Arjith Jayaraman / Chethan Swanson (UCD), 8-3

Consolation -- Semifinal Round (Sunday, 10/29)
Sean Alves/Allen Lock (SON) def. Dariush Jalali (UCD) / Alexander Slater (SLO), 8-1

Sunday Extra Consolation (Sunday, 10/29)
Bailey Gong/Patrick Pech (FRES) def. Arjith Jayaraman / Chethan Swanson (UCD), 8-3

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