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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Men’s tennis preview

Event:Big West Conference Championships

Teams:UC Davis vs.Cal Poly

Records:Aggies,10-12 (1-4); Mustangs,12-11(3-2)

Where:IndianWellsTennisGarden– Indian Wells,Calif.

When:Today at3p.m.

Who towatch:Last week against UC San Diego,senior No.5singles player Daniel Elefantended his home career inpicture-perfect fashion.

TheAlameda,Calif.nativecaptured a dramatic6-4,4-6,6-2victory over Alex Placek,giving the Aggies their first victory over the Tritonssince Apr.14,2001.

Didyouknow:For over thirty years,Indian Wells hashostedseveralAssociation of Tennis ProfessionalsandWomen’s Tennis Associationtournaments with individuals such asRoger Federer andNovak Djokovicamong themany tennis stars who have played there.

Preview:After four years of anticipation,the moment is finally here.

TheUC Davis men’s tennis team will makeits first-ever appearancein theBig West Conference tournament.

“Playing at Indian Wells in the Big West tournament is something we are all very excited about,saidhead coach Daryl Lee.

Seeded fifth out of six teams,UC Davis will take on fourth-seeded Cal Poly hoping for a different result than when the two teams last met.

On Apr.6inSan Luis Obispo,the Mustangs defeated the Aggies,6-1.

“The match was much closer than it appeared on paper,Leesaid.“Welearned a lot in that match and have agood chance of defeating them.

The winner oftoday’s match will move on to facetop-seeded UC Santa Barbara on Saturday while the loser will see its season come to a close


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