STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of the Pacific men's tennis team will be represented by six student-athletes at the University of California Davis Aggie Invite.
Nathan Hampton, Chris Cajigan, freshman Christopher Ma and Levent Sever, and John Horoz Garner will all see their first set of action, while Johnathan Lieu looks to continue his streak after a week off.
Lieu competed at the ITF Futures in Laguna Niguel, California. He went 2-1 on the weekend defeating his first opponent, Louis Sielger in two tiebreaker sets by scores of 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (1). He went on to defeat his German opponent, Simon Junk, by a score of 7-6 (1) and 6-4. The junior fell in round three in straight sets to his opponent, Korey Lovett by a score of 6-4 and 6-2.
Hampton looks to get his first look at action after finishing 0-3 in singles and 2-4 in doubles, last season. Hampton went 2-2 in West Coast Conference action in doubles and competed best at No. 3 doubles. The junior from Eugene, Oregon, competed with four different doubles partners last season and worked best with Ross Watson, as the duo finished 2-1 in dual competition.
Cajigan competed in just two events last season in the spring. He competed in doubles and singles in the dual match against New Mexico, falling 6-4 in No. 3 doubles with partner Bernardo Oliveira and dropped in two straight sets in singles by scores of 6-2 and 6-1. He partnered with Watson in doubles against Cal Poly, falling 6-3. The junior looks to see more action this season, as he gets his first chance at UC Davis.
John Horoz Garner
Garner competed in 16 dual tournaments last spring in doubles. He finished 1-11 and had four matches go unfinished. He competed in three singles events and went 0-2.