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Men's Tennis

Aggies show grit in Seattle

ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Seattle, Wash.

Oct. 11-15, 2018

Live stream available at NTC only
Singles Draw | Doubles Draw

UC Davis Schedule of Play Day 2:
Doubles Round of 16
Ivan Thamma/David Goulak vs. [5] Thomas Laurent/Joshua Charlton (Oregon) - 10 AM; NTC
Singles Round of 64

Chethan Swanson vs. Jack Davis (Washington) - 11 AM; NTC
Ivan Thamma vs. Joshua Charlton (Oregon) 1:30 PM; STC
Consolation matches TBD

SEATTLE, Wash. — UC Davis men's tennis showcased gutsy efforts in day one of the ITA Northwest Regional, with all four singles matches going to a tiebreaker in one of the sets in each match.

The tournament started with doubles play, and the team of Ivan Thamma and David Goulak were dominant, winning their first two rounds by identical 8-4 scores. Thamma and Goulak are into the Round of 16, and will face the No. 5 seed from Oregon, Thomas Laurent and Joshua Charlton. Chethan Swanson and Mitchell Iwahiro put up a tough match, but were unable to overcome Portland State's Matteo Fortini and Gabriel Souza.

Moving into singles, Swanson was the first three-set match of the day, defeating Kamran Khan (Santa Clara) 6-4 in the third set. Thamma followed with a three-setter of his own, dropping the first set before taking the match to a tiebreaker in the third, pulling off a clutch 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) win. 

Playing on the indoor courts, Goulak had a tough first set against Oregon's Riki Oshima, coming back from 2-4 in the first set to force a tiebreak. Goulak again fought back from a 1-5 deficit in the breaker, but was unable to clinch the victory, falling 7-6(5), 6-3. Iwahiro lost the first set 6-2, but put pressure on All-WCC Second Team Ruadhan O'Sullivan (Gonzaga) to bring the match to a tiebreaker in the second set, but could not convert. Both players will see action in the consolation rounds, which have not been determined at the time of this release.

UC Davis Results Day 1:
Doubles First Round

Matteo Fortini/Gabriel Souza (Portland State) def. Mitchell Iwahiro/Chethan Swanson 8-6
David Goulak/Ivan Thamma def. Kamran Khan/Santiago Hinojosa (Santa Clara) 8-4
Doubles Second Round
David Goulak/Ivan Thamma def. Dominic Barretto/Mert Zincirli (Cal) 8-4
Singles Round of 128
Chethan Swanson def. Kamran Khan (Santa Clara) 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 
Ivan Thamma def. Manuel Balce (Eastern Washington) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(5)
Riki Oshima (Oregon) def. David Goulak 7-6(5), 6-3
Ruadhan O'Sullivan (Gonzaga) def. Mitchell Iwahiro 6-2, 7-6(4)

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