DAVIS, Calif. -- UC Davis men's tennis sophomore-to-be Alec Adamson capped off a tremendous summer season at the USTA National Collegiate Summer Championships, defeating Matt McCoy of host Indiana in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, to claim the consolation singles title on Aug. 12 in Bloomington.
Following a first-round bye as one of the tournament's 9-16 seeds, Adamson fell to Michigan State's Michael Dube, 6-4, 6-3, before making his run through the consolation bracket. Three of his four victories came in straight sets en route to the title, beginning with a 6-0, 7-5, win over Tennessee State's Joseph Daniels.
Adamson then rolled with a 6-4, 6-1, win over Wofford College's Parks Thompson and rebounded from a first-set loss against high schooler Johnny Goodwin in the semifinals before winning in a tie-breaker, 6-7, 6-3, 1-0, and setting up the championship match with McCoy.
In doubles play, Adamson teamed with Michigan's Alex Knight, but fell to Wofford's Rob Galloway and David Sklar, 8-4, in the second round.
Elsewhere, incoming freshman Everett Maltby, who won the doubles title and reached the finals in singles during an ITA Summer Circuit stop in Davis earlier this summer, lost his first-round match at the UTSA Boys 18s National Tennis Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., ending his quest for a berth in the draw at the U.S. Open.