STOCKTON, Calif. -- Nathan Lewis and James Markiewicz took their turns in the winners circle Saturday as they provided the wins of the day for the Saint Mary's men's tennis team on day two at the Pacific Tigers Invitational in Stockton.
Lewis, playing in the Open Singles B consolation bracket, enjoyed a strong performance against Fresno Pacific's Kyle Rowe. The freshman from Australia defeated Rowe 6-4, 6-4, giving Saint Mary's its first win of the day.
Markiewicz was the last Gael on court Saturday and he provided a satisfying end to the Gaels' day. The sophomore from Germany knocked off Fresno Pacific's Daniel Gianopolis 7-5, 6-2 in Open Singles C action.
Perhaps the match of the day belonged to Thomas Alexander Hunt, who played for just over three hours in his Open Singles A quarterfinal against UC Davis' Brett Bacharach. Hunt took the first set, then dropped a second-set tiebreaker as Bacharach extended the match. Bacharach won the third 6-4 to take a well-played match.
Pacific Tigers Invitational
Open Singles A
Brett Bacharach (UC Davis) d. Thomas Alexander Hunt (SMC) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Nathan Lewis (SMC) d. Kyle Rowe (Fresno Pacific) 6-4, 6-4
Open Singles B
Kyle Miller (UC Davis) d. John Stormans (SMC) 7-5, 6-4
Bryce McKelvie (UC Davis) d. Mathias Olsen (SMC) 6-4, ret.
Open Singles C
James Markiewicz (SMC) d. Daniel Gianopolis (Fresno Pacific) 7-5, 6-2