Strong Singles Play Leads Fresno State to Victory
The Bulldogs won 5-of-6 singles matches in the win over UC Davis.
The Bulldogs won 5-of-6 singles matches in the win over UC Davis.

March 8, 2014

Final Stats

By Kasandra Martinson

FRESNO, Calif. --- After losing the doubles point, the Fresno State men's tennis team came from behind to defeat UC Davis 5-2 at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs have now won three of their last four dual matches played.

The Bulldogs are 3-0 against Big West teams this season and remain undefeated against the Aggies, leading UC Davis 14-0 all-time.

"We did a great job rebounding after dropping the doubles point and competed well in singles play today," said Fresno State head coach Evan Austin. "We need to continue and come out aggressive and energetic in the doubles which is something we'll focus on this week."

After losing the doubles point to UC Davis the Bulldogs rallied winning 5-of-6 singles matches to walk away with a 5-2 victory over UC Davis.

Senior Sam MacNeil defeated Alec Adamson (5-7, 6-4, 10-5) at the top spot while junior Sai Kartik Nakireddi won his point at No. 2 over the Aggie's Brett Bacharach (6-2, 3-6, 6-1).

Sophomore Nikolas Papic, freshmen John Darmstaedter and Ethan Lopez all won their respected points in straight sets for the Bulldogs.

Papic's win over the Aggies extends his singles win streak to four matches.

Fresno State (5-7, 0-2 MW) is now on the road for three matches against Utah State, Arizona and Boise State. The Bulldogs then return home to Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center for a four-game home stand during the month of April.



Fresno State 5, UC Davis 2
1. Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Alec Adamson (UCD) 5-7, 6-4, 10-5
2. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
3. James Wade (UCD) def. Eric Komati (FS) 5-7, 7-5, 12-4
4. Nikolas Papic (FS) def. Parker Kelley (UCD) 6-1, 6-4
5. John Darmstaedter (FS) def. Adam Levie (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
6. Ethan Lopez (FS) def. Adam Luba (UCD) 6-4, 6-0

1. Alec Adamson/Adam Levie (UCD) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi/John Darmstaedter (FS) 8-2
2. James Wade/Parker Kelley (UCD) def. Sam MacNeil/Alexandros Georgios (FS) 8-4
3. Ethan Lopez/Nikolas Papic (FS) vs. Brett Bacharach/Adam Luba (UCD) unfinished

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