Mitchell Iwahiro 2018 Aggie Invite
Lani-Rae Green

Men's Tennis

Two teams to play for titles, Scemanenco in semis

St. Mary's Fall Invite
Moraga, Calif.

Oct. 26-28, 2018

Draws (PDF)

UC Davis Schedule of Play Day 3:

Doubles Men's A

David Goulak/Ivan Thamma vs. Dominic Bechard/Karapet Vardanyan (Cal Poy) 9 AM

Doubles Men's B

Mitchell Iwahiro/Alex Scemanenco vs. Abhishek Bastola/David Abfalter (St. Mary's) 9 AM

Singles Men's B

Alex Scemanenco vs. Louis Chabut (Sacramento State) 10:30 AM

MORAGA, Calif. — Two doubles teams earned a berth into the finals, while freshman Alex Scemanenco won both of his singles matches in the Men's B draw to advance to the semifinals after day two at the St. Mary's Invite.

In the Men's A doubles draw, David Goulak and Ivan Thamma continued their success so far this fall season, defeating Lovedeep Singh and Max Nudell (Sonoma) 8-2 to reach the final. They will play for the title on Sunday against a team from Big West rival Cal Poly, Dominic Bechard and Karapet Vardanyan. Also competing for a title will be Scemanenco and Mitchell Iwahiro in the Men's B draw, who won over a duo from Santa Clara 8-5 to reach Sunday's final. On the other half of the draw, Dariush Jalali and Arjith Jayaraman played their semifinal match against Abhishek Bastola and David Abfalter from host school St. Mary's, but the St. Mary's pair prevented an all-Aggie final, winning the match 8-5.

Singles play saw UC Davis men's tennis record more wins in the main draw with Goulak, Thamma, Scemanenco, and Daniel Landa winning their respective matches. In the Men's A draw, Goulak beat Arthur Neuhaus (Santa Clara) 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals, but fell to Jesus Barajas (Santa Clara) with a retirement in the third set. Thamma defeated his opponent from California, Can Kaya, in three sets, dropping the first, but rebounding to win the second and third by identical 6-3 scores. On the Men's B side, Scemanenco continued to roll, winning both his matches in straight sets. Scemanenco dropped only two games in his round of 16 match against Bailey Gong (Fresno State), before defeating Holy Names' Valentin Baranyi 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the draw's semifinal round against Louis Chabut (Sacramento State) on Sunday. Landa also won his round of 16 match, downing Max Nudell from Sonoma 6-2, 6-2, before falling to Cal Poly's Karapet Vardanyan 6-2, 6-4.

The St. Mary's Fall Invite continues on day three with the doubles finals at 9 AM, and two rounds of singles to be played following.

UC Davis Results Day 2:

Doubles Men's A

David Goulak/Ivan Thamma def. Lovedeep Singh/Max Nudell (Sonoma) 8-2
Consolation Doubles

Patrick Pech/Jeremy Moser (Fresno) def. Daniel Landa/Chethan Swanson 8-6

Doubles Men's B

Mitchell Iwahiro/Alex Scemanenco def. Arthur Neuhaus/Jesus Barajas (Santa Clara) 8-5
Abhishek Bastola/David Abfalter (St. Mary's) def. Dariush Jalali/Arjith Jayaraman 8-5

Men's Singles A
Round of 16

David Goulak def. Arthur Neuhaus (Santa Clara) 6-4, 6-4
Ivan Thamma def. Can Kaya (California) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Jesus Barajas (Santa Clara) def. David Goulak 6-7(5), 6-1, 2-0, ret.
Jack Barber (Stanford) def. Ivan Thamma 6-4, 6-3
Consolation Matches

Connor Garnett (Santa Clara) def. Mitchell Iwahiro 6-4, 6-2
Abhishek Bastola (St. Mary's) def. Chethan Swanson 7-6(3), 6-3

Men's Singles B
Round of 16

Alex Scemanenco def. Bailey Gong (Fresno State) 6-1, 6-1
Louis Chabut (Sacramento State) def. Arjith Jayaraman 0-6, 6-2, 7-6(6)
Daniel Landa def. Max Nudell (Sonoma) 6-2, 6-2
David Abfalter (St. Mary's) def. Dariush Jalali 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4

Alex Scemanenco def. Valentin Baranyi (HNU) 6-3, 6-4
Karapet Vardanyan (Cal Poly) def. Daniel Landa 6-2, 6-4


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