Current, future Aggies shine at ITA Summer Circuit event

July 6, 2018

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DAVIS, Calif. — Incoming UC Davis men’s tennis freshman Alex Scemanenco took home a doubles title while advancing to the finals of singles play, while Aggie women’s tennis junior-to-be Shirley Hall made up one-half of the women’s doubles champions, wrapping up the 2018 ITA Summer Circuit event at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

Scemanenco, who signed a National Letter of Intent with UC Davis in late May, was the No. 2 overall seed in the men’s draw, earning a first-round bye and rattling off three consecutive victories before falling to UC Santa Barbara sophomore-to-be — and tournament top seed — Wilhelm Saiga in the finals.

In doubles, Scemanenco and partner Sheldon On were awarded the top seed in the main draw and posted a pair of wins and a walkover to make the finals, defeating Chris Presnell and Sam Hall for the title.

Hall, who gained the second round in the women’s singles draw, joined partner Yuna Gurevich in three victories to reach the finals as the tournament’s No. 4 seed, upsetting top-seeded Jessica Tsukiji and Elena Van Linge in the semifinals. The duo then defeated Jenna Dorian and Carolina Chemyetsky for the title.

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