Ivan Thamma and David Goulak win 2018 Kramer Classic
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Men's Tennis

Thamma and Goulak win Kramer Classic

Kramer Classic
Jack Kramer Tennis Club
Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Nov. 1-4, 2018

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ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif.
— Fourth-seeded David Goulak and Ivan Thamma ended their fall season on a high note, winning the Men's Open Doubles title at the prestigious Kramer Classic on Sunday.

After their 8-4 win over Arizona's Igor Karpovets and Herkko Pollanen, Goulak and Thamma have now won two titles in their three tournaments this season, giving them a 9-1 record in the fall. Their only loss occurred during their first tournament together — the ITA Northwest Regional in Seattle, Wash. — to the eventual champions, Thomas Laurent and Joshua Charlton (Oregon) in the round of 16. 

HOW IT HAPPENED
Thamma and Goulak broke serve in just the third game of the match to jump out to a 2-1 start, and consolidated the break with another hold of serve and a second break to put up a 4-1 lead. That was all the duo needed to clinch the victory, as each team held serve for the rest of the match. Thamma held serve in the final game to seal the deal at 8-4.

Full results from the team's trip to the Fresno State Bulldog Classic were unavailable at the time of this release. Check UCDavisAggies.com on Monday for the tournament recap.

UC Davis Results
Men's Doubles
Final
(4) David Goulak/Ivan Thamma def. Igor Karpovets/Herkko Pollanen (Arizona) 8-4
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