April 29, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. -- A six-pack of UC Davis men's tennis players were named to the All-Big West Conference honor roll for the 2013-14 campaign, with three Aggies singles players and a pair of doubles teams earning all-conference laurels as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Freshmen Alec Adamson and James Wade were each named to the all-conference first team in singles, becoming only the third and fourth Aggies to earn the honor since UC Davis joined the league in 2008, and the first since Toki Sherbakov in 2012. Adamson added to his award haul, joining teammate Adam Levie on the All-Big West Doubles First Team -- only the second Aggie doubles duo to earn first-team honors, joining Nick Lopez and Connor Coates in 2011.
Senior captain Kyle Miller capped his UC Davis career with his third career All-Big West honor, named to the all-conference second team for the second consecutive season after being selected to the honorable mention squad as a sophomore in 2012.
Wade finished the season with a 28-8 overall record and a 19-4 mark in dual match play -- leading the league in wins in both categories entering the conference tournament. He finished the season 4-1 in Big West play and won 10 consecutive matches at one point from the No. 2 and No. 3 positions in the lineup.
Adamson finished 22-11 overall and 14-9 in dual match play, finishing out the year as the Aggies' No. 1 player in the lineup in 15 of the final 16 contests as just a freshman, posting a 9-5 mark at that spot. In doubles, along with Levie, the duo formed a powerhouse team, finishing 22-11 overall on the season and 10-10 in dual match play, winning five straight at one point and winning both their matches at the Big West Tournament.
Miller battled through injury that kept him out of a month's worth of duals to finish 12-18 overall and 7-9 in dual match play at the top three spots in the lineup. He finished the year 3-4 upon returning from injury, but clinched a win against Air Force and helped the Aggies to a first round Big West Tournament win over UC Irvine with a straight-set victory.
Bacharach and Luba were a solid 8-4 for the Aggies in doubles, winning eight straight at one point from the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the lineup.
UC Davis finished the season with a 14-11 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the Big West, advancing to the semifinals of the league tournament before falling in a four-hour battle with top-seeded Hawai'i that came down to the final singles match of the day. The Aggies, who also finished 11-3 at home, led the conference in wins and clinched the program's first winning record at the Division I level in 2013-14.