Aggies welcome the Dons to 2018 season home-opener

Feb. 1, 2018

UC Davis (1-4) hosts San Francisco (2-1)
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Marya Welch Tennis Center

FIRST SERVE: Bouncing back from a tough weekend at the 2018 Division I ITA Kick-Off Weekend after meeting the courts with No. 6 UCLA and Central Florida, the UC Davis men’s tennis team hopes to turn things around this Saturday as they stay local to host San Francisco at the Marya Welch Tennis Center, starting at 1 p.m. Currently, the Aggies hold a 1-4 overall record.

LOOKING BACK - 2018 ITA KICK-OFF WEEKEND: The Aggies faced two losses last weekend with nationally-ranked UCLA and Central Florida; however, the UC Davis men’s tennis team left the courts with highlight performances, despite the losses. Doubles tandem Ivan Thamma and Everett Maltby were 2-0 in doubles after besting UCLA’s Keegan Smith and Ben Goldberg, 6-2, and then Central Florida’s Gabriel Decamps and Mikhail Sokolovskiy, 6-4. In singles play, Jonathan Star scored a team point for UC Davis after defeating the Knight’s Eero Vasa in straight sets, 7-6(5), 6-3. 

HISTORY BETWEEN UC DAVIS & SAN FRANCISCO: For the last two years, the Dons have been defeated by the Aggies in close matchups, the first of two being a UC Davis 6-1 victory in 2016, and the second being a 4-3 win over the Bay Area, Calif., university in 2017. The last time San Francisco secured a match win over UC Davis was a 5-2 victory in 2015.

ABOUT THE DONS: As of now, the Dons carry a 2-1 record so far in the 2018 season. Their two wins came from their dual matches with New Mexico State, 5-2, and George Washington, 4-0, while their loss came from their match against Arizona, 6-1.

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