Event: Gael Classic
Where: Timothy Korth Sports Complex – Moraga, Calif.
When: Friday through Monday, all day
Who to watch: Toki Sherbakov had a great result at the ITA tournament earlier this month.
The Mountain View, Calif. native made it to the third round of singles play before being eliminated.
Did you know? Junior Nick Hallchurch was in the Guinness Book of World Records for skipping.
Preview: Practice makes perfect.
The Gael Classic Men’s Tennis Tournament is the second preseason event for the men’s tennis team, after the ITA Western Regional Tournament in Palo Alto in early October.
The Aggies had a good showing, accomplishing their primary goal of building confidence with a few main draw wins and several victories in the consolation bracket.
UC Davis now looks to improve even more.
The Aggies will more than likely meet some of the players they will face this weekend down the road in conference play. Therefore it’s important for UC Davis to make a strong showing at the event.
The competition will be mostly the same as it was in the ITA tournament. Powerhouses Stanford and California will be attending the event, which leads to the possibility of some upsets.
This is the last event the team will compete in before starting conference play in January. Coach Daryl Lee will emphasize conditioning and health during the long break.
– Ron Hooper