Oct. 10, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. – Less than one week after a successful showing in its own tournament, UC Davis men’s tennis will return to the courts this weekend at the UCSB Classic.
At the 2013 Aggie Invitational held last week at the Marya Welch Tennis Center, six Aggies were featured in the tournament’s final day of singles competition – one completely comprised of semifinal and championship matches. Alec Adamson, Mitch Thorp and James Wade did not drop a match throughout their respective singles runs, Brett Bacharach, Parker Kelley and Adam Levie all advanced as far as they could before falling in the final singles match of their respective flights.
In addition to a doubles championship captured by Bryce McKelvie and Wade, Kelley and Levie also advanced to the championship match of their doubles bracket.
The UCSB Classic will utilize a “compass draw” format with each player having the opportunity to compete in four singles and three doubles matches. Each of the three flights will include 16 player draws; participants will either advance up or down, and play for a ranking through their respective flight depending on the results of their matches.
Competition will commence Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. and continue throughout the weekend at three locations around campus. Flight A matchups will take place at the Recreation Center Courts, Robertson Gymnasium will host Flight B matches with the Stadium Road Complex near Harder Stadium serving as the site of all Flight C contests.
Other teams participating in this weekend’s event include host UC Santa Barbara, the defending Big West champions, Cal, Loyola Marymount, Northern Arizona, UC San Diego, UCLA, and Westmont.
At last year’s Classic, Bacharach/Horowitz finished as Flight C doubles champions, Bacharach also advanced to his singles consolation championship match.