UC Davis (4-8) vs. Boise State (1-8)
Thurs., Mar. 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
San Diego Tennis and Racket Club
San Diego, Calif.
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UC Davis at Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships
Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 1-4, 2018
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
DAVIS, Calif. — The UC Davis men’s tennis team will make a trip down to Southern California for one dual match and an appearance in the 129th annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships in La Jolla, Calif. The Aggies will open their competition weekend with a dual match against Boise State on Thursday at 1 p.m. On Friday at 8 a.m., UC Davis doubles duo David Goulak and Tommy Lam will kick things off for the Aggies at the doubles tournament, which runs from Mar. 1-4 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM RANKINGS: As released by the ITA website on Feb. 27, neither Boise State nor UC Davis are ranked among the top 50.
ABOUT THE BRONCOS: Boise state enters the dual with a 1-8 overal record, winning their match against Witman’s team, 5-2, on Jan. 21. As last updated on Feb. 4, the Broncos are 6-19 in singles for the dual season, with players Ryland McDermott and Wyatt DeMulling leading the scoreboard with two wins apiece, while in doubles play, the team is 5-8 overall, where tandem DeMulling and Stefan Lalovic lead the scoreboard with a 2-0 record.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: Featuring some of the nation's top collegiate doubles teams, as well as a strong field of independent tandems, the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championships is the second-oldest tennis event in the United States and was the first held in 1890 at The Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, Calif., created to promote the sale of real estate on the Monterey Peninsula.
The original concept for the event was to pit the best players from the East against those from the West and served as the inspiration for the present day Davis Cup. Past winners of the event include such luminaries as Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston, and John McEnroe, among many other world-class champions. The event moved to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 1943.
The field features top collegiate tennis players from across the country, as well as a field of independent competitors which include teaching professionals, top junior players, college coaches, and former tour players.
LOOKING BACK - AGGIES AT THE PACIFIC COAST MEN'S DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS: UC Davis will be competing at the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships for the sixth straight year since head coach Eric Steidlmayer took over the program in 2012. An Aggie team has advanced to, at least, the round of 32 in each of the past five season, including an appearance in the main draw semifinals by Brett Bacharach and Bryce McKelvie in 2015.
OPENING ROUND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (as of Feb. 28):
FRIDAY, MAR. 2
8 a.m.: David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Gereon Heitmann/Max Palmer (BC)
10:15 a.m.: Jonathan Star / Chethan Swanson (UCD) vs. Dylan Dlanagan/Danny Nomura (VIL)
11: 15 a.m. (9) Ivan Thamma / Evertt Maltby (UCD) vs. Adrian Cordova/David Higgins (UCSD)
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ABOUT UC DAVIS
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