Men's Tennis Returns to Action vs. Hawai'i

Parker Kelley and the Aggies meet Hawai'i at home on Saturday afternoon.
 
Parker Kelley and the Aggies meet Hawai'i at home on Saturday afternoon.
 

April 4, 2013

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DAVIS, Calif. - After almost a month off, the UC Davis men's tennis team returns to action on Saturday afternoon when the Aggies play host to Big West Conference foe Hawai'i at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

UC Davis is currently in fifth place in the Big West standings while the Rainbow Warriors are in second. 

UC DAVIS BREAKDOWN

Record: 6-8, 0-1 Big West

Recently: UC Davis has not played since falling to UT-Arlington, 5-2, on March 10 at home. The Aggies are in the midst of their longest homestand of the season, playing five straight at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Singles 1: Toki Sherbakov

Singles 2: Kyle Miller

Singles 3: Parker Kelley

Singles 4: Brett Bacharach

Singles 5: Hugo Verdi-Fortin

Singles 6: Adam Luba

Doubles 1: Sherbakov/Levie

Doubles 2: Miller/Luba

Doubles 3: Horowitz/Bacharach

HAWAI’I BREAKDOWN

Record: 5-10, 2-1 Big West

Recently: Hawai’i has defeated UC Irvine and UC Riverside in Big West play while losing to Pacific. Hawai’i dropped its last match, 4-3, at San Francisco on April 3. 

HAWAI’I PROBABLE STARTERS

Singles 1: Jared Spiker

Singles 2: Jonathan Brooklyn

Singles 3: Dmytro Kovalyov

Singles 4: Chas Okamoto

Singles 5: Danilo Casanova

Singles 6: Nils Schuhmann

Doubles 1: Brooklyn/Kovalyov

Doubles 2: Schuhmann/Lam

Doubles 3: Spiker/Schuster

NEUTRAL SITE ADVANTAGE

UC Davis is 1-4 at home and 1-4 on the road this season but is a perfect 4-0 in neutral site matches. The Aggies defeated George Fox, Seattle U, Villanova and Boston College this season in neutral site matches.

MILLER PLAYING WELL

Junior Kyle Miller boasts the best singles record on the UC Davis roster this season, going 10-4 overall. Miller is 1-0 at No. 1 singles and 9-4 at No. 2. He is 7-3 over his last 10 matches. Miller is also a combined 6-3 in doubles play in dual matches while pairing with both Alec Haley and Adam Luba.

KELLEY ON A HOT STREAK

Junior Parker Kelley has been hot as of late, going 4-1 in his last five singles matches. Kelley defeated Sacramento State’s Sean Kolar on Feb.23 to start a three match winning streak. He lost in three sets against Nevada’s Fernando Sunago on March 9 but rebounded with a 6-4, 6-1 win over UT-Arlington’s Carlos Abiza on March 10. Kelley is 8-5 overall this season.

DOUBLES DOMINANCE

UC Davis has a winning record at all three doubles levels this season. The Aggies have gone 8-5 at No. 1, 8-5 at No. 2 and 7-5 at No. 3 in dual matches.