Aggies on a Tear to Open Pacific Invitational

Sophomore Mitch Thorp is one of two Aggies to advance to the semifinals of his flight after day one at the Pacific Tiger Invitational.

Nov. 1, 2013

STOCKTON, Calif. -

Sophomores Mitch Thorp and Adam Levie each advanced to the semifinals of Flight C while four other singles players and three doubles teams are into the quarterfinals as the UC Davis men's tennis team completed day one at the Pacific Tiger Invitational on Friday at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts in Stockton, Calif.

After earning first-round byes, Thorp and the flight's second-seed Levie each posted straight-set wins over opponents from Sonoma State in the second round. Thorp defeated Seith Hein, 6-1, 6-3, while Levie was a, 6-1, 6-1, winner over Vince Paganetti to advance. Lance Ngo of Pacific was Thorp's quarterfinal victim in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, while Levie defeated Holy Names' Ivan Parra, 6-4, 6-2.

They will face Nevada's top-seeded Robert Allan and Sonoma State's Robert Henry, respectively, in the semifinals beginning on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

In Flight A singles, sophomore Brett Bacharach is on to the quarterfinals following a pair of wins, outlasting Pacific's Ben Mirkin, 7-5, 7-6 (5), and upsetting third-seeded Robert Stineman of Stanford in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.

Freshman James Wade, who earned a first-round bye in the flight, fell to Pacific's Daniel Alameh, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, in their second-round clash. He will meet Stanford's Yale Goldberg in consolation play on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Three of the four Aggies in Flight B are through to the quarterfinals following second round victories. Second-seeded Kyle Miller defeated Nevada's Fernando Sunago, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, while third-seeded Parker Kelley was a straight-set winner over the Wolf Pack's Vlad Shchetinin, 6-3, 7-5. Senior Adam Luba also advanced after Fresno Pacific's Thomas Gely withdrew due to injury.



Despite a 6-0 win in the opening set, freshman Bryce McKelvie fell in his Flight B second-round match up to top-seeded Moez Chargui of Nevada, as Chargui rallied for wins of 6-2 and 6-4 in the final two sets to claim the match. McKelvie will meet Mathias Olsen of Saint Mary's in consolation play at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

In doubles, the top two seeds are still alive after the tandems of top-seeded Alec Adamson and Levie, as well as second-seeded Bacharach and Wade, posted second-round wins. Adamson and Levie defeated San Francisco's James Tallman and Timothy Tan, 8-5, while Bacharach and Wade were 8-5 winners over Fresno Pacific's Gely and Kyle Rowe, 8-5.

Kelley and McKelvie give the Aggies three of the final eight after their second-round win over the Saint Mary's duo of James Markiewicz and John Stormans, 8-4.

UC Davis' pairing of Luba and Miller will meet Holy Names' Rafael Martinez and Ivan Parra in the consolation bracket on Saturday at 10 a.m. after falling in their first round match to the Gaels' Thomas Hunt and Mathias Olsen in the first round.

Day One Results - Nov. 1, 2013

SINGLES - Flight A
First Round
Brett Bacharach (UCD) d. Ben Mirkin (PAC), 7-5, 7-6 (5)

Second Round
Daniel Alameh (PAC) d. James Wade (UCD), 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Brett Bacharach (UCD) d. (3) Robert Stineman (STAN), 7-5, 6-4

SINGLES - Flight B
Second Round
(1) Moez Chargui (NEV) d. Bryce McKelvie (UCD), 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
(3) Parker Kelley (UCD) d. Vlad Shchetinin (NEV), 6-3, 7-5
Adam Luba (UCD) d. Thomas Gely (FPU), w/d (inj.)
(2) Kyle Miller (UCD) d. Fernando Sunago (NEV), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

SINGLES - Flight C
Second Round
Mitch Thorp (UCD) d. Seith Hein (SON), 6-1, 6-3
(2) Adam Levie (UCD) d. Vince Paganetti (SON), 6-1, 6-1

Mitch Thorp (UCD) d. Lance Ngo (PAC), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
(2) Adam Levie (UCD) d. Ivan Parra (HN), 6-4, 6-2

First Round
Thomas Hunt/Mathias Olsen (SMC) d. Adam Luba/Kyle Miller (UCD), 8-7 (3)

Second Round
(1) Alec Adamson/Adam Levie (UCD) d. James Tallman/Timothy Tan (USF), 8-5
Parker Kelley/Bryce McKelvie (UCD) d. James Markiewicz/John Stormans (SMC), 8-4
(2) Brett Bacharach/James Wade (UCD) d. Thomas Gely/Kyle Rowe (FPU), 8-5