Bulldogs Slash Anteater Hopes, 4-3

Rafael Davidian had a successful day coming from behind in singles and making his doubles debut.
Rafael Davidian had a successful day coming from behind in singles and making his doubles debut.

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Anteaters fell hard against the relentless Fresno State Bulldogs, 4-3, in a makeup of a rained-out match from earlier in the year Saturday afternoon in Fresno.

The 'Eaters rolled through doubles with 8-4 wins from Jonathan Hammel/Tyler Pham and newly-formed pair Ryan Cheung/Caryl Hernandez.

The two sides jockeyed through singles as point changed hands multiple times. Rafael Davidian posted an immense comeback win to score a point at No. 4 singles to take the third point. However, the Bulldogs persevered and took the third set at Nos. 1 and 6 singles to complete the overall victory, 4-3.

For the 'Eaters, they head back on the road next weekend to Idaho for play No. 22 Boise State Fri. Apr. 11 at 1:00 p.m. and the University of Idaho the following day, Sat. Apr. 12, at 5:00 p.m.


April 5, 2014
Wathen Tennis Center – Fresno, Calif.

1 Jonathan Hammel/Tyler Pham (UCI) def. John Darmstaedter/Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) – 8-4
2 Ryan Cheung/Caryl Hernandez (UCI) def. Ethan Lopez/Nikolas Papic (FS) – 8-4
3 Rafael Davidian/Jonathan Poon (UCI) vs. Eric Komati/Sam MacNeil (FS) – 4-5 (unf.)
Order of finish: 2, 1

1 Sai Kartik Nakireddit (FS) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) – 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
2 Ryan Cheung (UCI) def. Sam MacNeil (FS) – 7-5, 6-1
3 Nikolas Papic (FS) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) – 7-6 (1), 6-2
4 Rafael Davidian (UCI) def. John Darmstaedter (FS) – 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-1
5 Eric Komati (FS) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI) – 7-6 (5), 6-3
6 Alexandros Georgios (FS) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) – 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 3, 5, 4, 1, 6


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