Chethan Swanson 2018
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Men's Tennis

Bulldog Classic, Kramer Classic doubles to start Friday

Fresno State Bulldog Classic 
Fresno, Calif.

Nov. 2-4, 2018

Teams Competing: Fresno State, Cal poly, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Nevada, UC Davis, San Francisco, St. Mary's, Sonoma State, and Azuza Pacific
UC Davis Players: Mitchell Iwahiro, Arjith Jayaraman, Alex Scemanenco, Chethan Swanson 
Draws (PDF)

UC Davis Schedule of Play Day 1:

Doubles Flight A
First Round

Chethan Swanson/Alex Scemanenco vs. Patrick Pech/Cem Erturk (Fresno) 12 PM

Doubles Flight B
First Round

Mitchell Iwahiro/Arjith Jayaraman vs. Ryan Nuno/Leyton Boren (APU) 12 PM

Singles Flight A
First Round

Chethan Swanson vs. Nitzan Ricklis (USF) 1 PM
Mitchell Iwahiro vs. Jan Kirchoff (SDSU) 2 PM

Singles Flight B
First Round

Arjith Jayaraman vs. Delmas N'tcha (Nevada) 1 PM
Alex Scemanenco vs. Matvey Rodionov (Nevada) 2:30 PM

Kramer Classic
Jack Kramer Tennis Club

Rolling Hills Estates

Nov. 1-4, 2014

Tournament Website

UC Davis Schedule of Play Kramer Classic Day 2
Men's Singles

Round of 16

David Goulak vs. Matthew Pearce (BYU) 9 AM
Ivan Thamma vs. (5) Eric Hahn (UCLA) 9 AM
Men's Open Doubles
Round of 16

(4) David Goulak/Ivan Thamma vs. Kobe Tran/Mateo Vereau Melendez (BYU) 12 PM
Dariush Jalali/Daniel Landa vs. (2) Jack Jaede/Jake Sands (USC) 12 PM

DAVIS, Calif. — UC Davis men's tennis will split the team this weekend, with half continuing at the Kramer Classic in Los Angeles, and the other half starting play at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno on Friday.

Kicking off the Kramer Classic was Ivan Thamma and Daniel Landa in the round of 64 of the singles draw, and both were victorious in straight sets to move on to the round of 32. David Goulak and Thamma earned wins against Wilhelm Saiga (UCSB) and Mateo Vereau Melendez (BYU), respectively. Goulak will play BYU's Matthew Pearce, who upset the No. 5 seed in the previous round, while Thamma will play the No. 5 seed from UCLA, Eric Hahn. Both singles matches are slated to start at 12 PM. Prior to singles, will be the doubles round of 16. Thamma and Goulak, who are fresh off a doubles tournament title at the St. Mary's Fall Classic last weekend, earned the No. 4 seed in the Men's Open draw, and will play against a BYU team. Jalali and Landa will be a new pairing, and take on the No. 2 seeds from USC, comprised in part by Jack Jaede, who is half of a preseason nationally ranked No. 3 doubles team with a different partner from USC. 

A little closer to Davis, in the Bulldog Classic, freshman Alex Scemanenco, sophomore Arjith Jayaraman, and juniors Mitchell Iwahiro and Chethan Swanson will compete against some of the same teams as the previous several tournaments, with the addition of Pepperdine and Azusa Pacific. This is the first time that Fresno State has hosted this tournament since 2013, and the first time that UC Davis has been in attendance since 2011. Action starts at noon with doubles on Friday, with Scemanenco and Swanson taking on Fresno 's Patrick Pech and Erturk in the A draw, and Iwahiro and Jayaraman playing a pair from Azusa Pacific in the B draw. In singles, Iwahiro and Swanson are in the A draw playing Jan Kirchoff (SDSU) at 2 PM, and Nitzan Ricklas at 1 PM, respectively. Jayaraman and Scemanenco are in the B draw against players from Nevada at 1 PM and 2:30 PM, respectively. The Bulldog Classic will be run in a compass draw format, guaranteeing each singles player four matches, and each doubles team will be guaranteed three. 

Kramer Classic UC Davis Results Day 1

Men's Singles
Round of 64

Ivan Thamma def. Adil Khan (Marymount) 6-2, 6-2
Daniel Landa def. Cesar Cernuda (Georgetown) 6-1, 6-4
Round of 32

David Goulak def. Wilhelm Saiga (UCSB) 7-6, 6-3
Roberto Rosales (SMU) def. Dariush Jalali 6-2, 6-4
Ivan Thamma def. Mateo Vereau Melendez (BYU) 6-4, 6-1
(5) Connor Hance (UCLA) def. Daniel Landa 6-1, 6-1

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