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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Men’s tennis preview



Who: UC Davis vs. Sacramento State; Cal Poly

Records: Aggies, 3-13; Hornets, 15-6; Mustangs, 9-9

Where: Marya Welch Tennis Center

When: Friday at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m.

Who to watch: Sophomore Nick Lopez will be lacing up his tennis shoes to face rival Sacramento State’s best player, Kiryl Harbatsiuk.

Harbatsiuk has been ranked as high as No. 192 in the world, boasting a 17-4 singles record this season. He’s currently in the midst of six-game singles streak.

Lopez has pieced together a modest 12-24 overall record in his second year with the Aggies.

Did you know? UC Davis holds a narrow 43.33-41.67 lead over Sacramento State for this year’s Causeway Cup. The Cup is an annual all-sports challenge between the Aggies and the Hornets.

There are still many Causeway contests left to be played this year, as both tennis teams, both track and field teams and women’s rowing have yet to face each other with Cup points on the line.

Preview: It could all be said and done for the UC Davis men’s tennis team by the time Sunday play comes to a close.

With only one conference victory under their belt, the Aggies are a long shot to make the Big West Conference Tournament.

UC Davis will close out its regular season by facing Sacramento State and conference foe Cal Poly on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The Aggiesweekend opponents squared off with one another on Saturday, where the Mustangs pulled out a 4-3 win.


Matt Miller


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