Tigers Fall in Day One of UC Davis Invite

Nathan Hampton
Nathan Hampton

DAVIS, Calif. – The University of the Pacific men's tennis team struggled in day one of the UC Davis Invite on Friday.

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Round 1

  • In doubles, John Horoz Garner and Johnathan Lieu fell to Stanford by a score of 8-5.
  • Levent Sever partnered with Nathan Hampton and dropped their doubles match by a score of 8-2 to Sacramento State.
  • Chris Cajigan and Christopher Ma lost their doubles set in a close contest, 8-6.
  • In singles, Lieu dropped in straight sets to his opponent Tomas Kopczynski from Stanford by scores of 6-1 and 6-2.
  • Garner fell in his first singles competition of the fall season to Andrew Newell of the University of Portland by scores of 6-4 and 6-2.
  • Hampton won his first round of singles in a tough three set battle (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) over opponent Arjun Mariyappa.
  • Christopher Ma saw his first set of collegiate action and fell short by scores of 6-1 in both sets.
  • Sever played Mitchell Iwahiro of UC Davis and came up short 6-1 and 6-0.
  • Cajigan fell in his first singles match in two straight by scores of 6-3 and 6-3.

Round 2

  • Hampton advanced to the round of 16 and fell short to move on to the quarterfinals. He fell in a tiebreaker in set one by a score of 7-6 (8) and lost set two, 6-0.
  • Ma fell in two straight in the consolation round of 16 by a score 6-3 in both sets.
  • Cajigan had another opportunity, after moving to the consolation round, but came up short falling 6-3 and 6-2.

Up Next:
The Tigers will get another chance on Saturday, as all six athletes will get to play one doubles round and two singles rounds beginning at 8:30 a.m.