SACRAMENTO — The Saint Mary’s men’s tennis team (3-6) dropped a tough match to UC Davis in the first round of the Golden State Invitational today, 6-1.
The Gaels struggled in the day’s action as the team could not claim the early doubles point.
In his normal No. 1 position, Nash Vollenweider competed hard and hung tough, but ultimately fell in a straight-set decision.
First year player Damon Kesaris continues to impress, winning another contest on court 2 for the Gaels. Kesaris defeated Alec Adamson in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-4.
Matthew Campana returned to action for SMC, playing in the third position for the Gaels. Campana played stronger tennis as the match developed, but fell 6-1, 6-4.
Daniel Krutik also made an appearance for Saint Mary’s today. Krutik played in the sixth spot and went toe-to-toe with his opponent.
The Gaels will play New Mexico State on the second day of the tournament. NMSU fell to Portland, 7-0. First serve between the Gaels and New Mexico State is scheduled for 10 a.m.
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