Aggies make short trip south for ITA Northwest Regionals

Oct. 18, 2017

UC Davis at ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Hosted by Pacific
Thurs.-Tues., Oct. 19-24, 2017
Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center / Oak Park Tennis Club
Participating Schools (16 total): California, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Seattle, Stanford, UC Davis, Washington.


1. Pacific's Tournament Page
2. USTA Tennis Page

DAVIS, Calif. — After a two-week break from tournament play, the UC Davis men’s tennis team travels a somewhat short way down south to Stockton, Calif., to compete at the 2017 ITA Northwest Regional Championships. The tournament begins on Thursday (Oct. 19), and runs through the weekend, with the championship matches to be contested on Tuesday (Oct. 24). 

The ITA Regional Championships will have 85 ITA Regional Championships competition sites across the country, which will host over 8,000 student-athletes in total from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges. At the Northwest Regional Championships in specific, a total of 16 schools, including UC Davis and host Pacific, will make an appearance at this tournament.  

ABOUT THE REGIONAL FIELDS: Pacific anticipates to use a minimum of 18 courts to start off the first day of tournament play, with 12 main draw courts at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center, and six courts at the Oak Park Tennis Club. The latter of the two sites will be used for the purpose of getting matches going in a timely manner. After a good sum of matches have been completed, the remaining matches will take place only at Pacific’s Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center. 

The draw size will be 128 for singles and 64 for doubles. The regional’s main draw singles and doubles champions will earn automatic berths to the 2017 ITA Fall National Intercollegiate Championships from Nov. 1-5 at the JW Marriot and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, Calif.

Round of 128 — Thursday (10/19)
Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) vs. (11) Johan Jonhagen (SF) — 8:00 a.m.
Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD) vs. Otto Holtari (PSU) — 8:00 a.m.
Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. Matt Anderson (SEA) — 9:00 a.m.
Chethan Swanson (UCD) vs. Bernardo Oliveria (PAC) — 9:30 a.m.
Jonathan Star (UCD) vs. Alex Chan (SEA) — 10:00 a.m.
Dariush Jalali (UCD) vs. (17) Ruadhan O’Sullivan (GON) — 10:30 a.m.
Everett Maltby (UCD) vs. Cagatay Soke (FRES) — 11:30 a.m.
David Goulak (UCD) vs. (10) Zdenek Derkas  (FRES) — 11:30 a.m.

Round of 64 — Friday (10/20)
Everett Maltby / Ivan Thamma (UCD) vs. Bryan Husin/Emilio Moreno (GON) — 8:00 a.m.
Jonathan Star / Chethan Swanson (UCD) vs. Jesus Barajas/Vasileios (SC) — 8:00 a.m.
Mitchell Iwahiro / Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) vs. Nikita Demir/Kento Perera (STAN) — 9:00 a.m.

Round of 32 — Friday (10/20)
(4) David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD) vs. TBD — 9:45 a.m.

2016 REGIONAL RECAP: UC Davis men’s tennis opened up the tournament with match victories from all their singles players in the Round of 128, as well as wins from all their doubles teams in the Round of 64. On the last day of the Aggies’ tournament run, the ninth-seeded UC Davis doubles duo of then-freshman David Goulak and then-junior Tommy Lam reached the semifinals of the main draw after defeating Fresno State’s Euan McIntosh and Youssef Hassan, 8-6. This semifinal advancement marked the third time in the past four years that an Aggie doubles team has qualified to the semifinal round at an ITA Regional. 

2017 AGGIE INVITATIONAL RECAP: On the first day of the Aggie Invitational, two Aggies advanced in singles play, while two doubles duos advanced to the semifinals. Highlighting day three of the tournament, senior Everett Maltby qualified up to the Semifinal Round of the main draw in the Flight “A” singles play, while Lam, Goulak, and freshman Ivan Thamma, Chethan Swanson, Arjith Jayaraman, and Dariush Jalali earned victories in singles consolation play. 

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