It may only be a two-man recruiting class, for now, but the efforts of UC Davis men’s tennis head coach Eric Steidlmayer and assistant Michael Meyer are paying off as the Aggies’ 2014-15 class was ranked No. 17 in the nation among mid-major schools by the website TennisRecruiting.net.
UCD’s class is the second-highest among Big West Conference schools, behind No. 15-ranked UC Santa Barbara, while BYU of the West Coast Conference took home top honors.
Sunnyvale native Everett Maltby and international standout Tommy Lam of Hong Kong signed National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies in December. Maltby, 5-foot-10, is a four-star recruit, ranked No. 15 in California, No. 16 in the region and No. 85 nationally, according to the website.
With international experience under his belt, Lam was ranked as high as No. 17 in the country in 2012 and was a member of the Hong Kong Boys 16-and-under team that placed ninth at the Junior Davis Cup that year. He twice captured the Hong Kong National Junior Tennis Championships in singles in 2008 and 2010 and helped the Diocesan Boys’ School team to a pair of Inter-School Tennis Competition Division I championships.
U10 Select All-Stars
The U10 Select All-Stars, a group assembled from AYSO spring select teams, went 3-0-1 to capture the Sacramento State 6v6 Soccer Tournament title on June 1.
The team opened with a 3-3 tie again EDHSC Arsenal. Scoring for Davis were Olivia Johnson (2) and Molly Mahoney.
Davis doubled up on the East Sac Racers and won, 4-2, with two goals each from Johnson and Mahoney. Alexis Garrett and Susana Estrada shared keeper duties and stopped numerous shots on goal to preserve the win.
In a nail-biter, Davis edged Ethos Saints, 1-0, as Johnson scored off an assist from Mahoney. Kiana Bagheban and Keiko Chan paced a sure-footed defense, as Garrett made two crucial saves in goal.
In the final game of the tournament, Davis unleashed its offense and topped the Chelsea Warriors, 7-2. Johnson — who was named the tournament MVP — had four goals, Mahoney had two and Hannah Dapkewicz scored one. Chan kept the pressure on by bringing the ball up to the strikers.
Davis Junior Blue Devils
The Davis Junior Blue Devils Football and Cheer Organization is accepting applications for the upcoming season. Youths 6 to 14 years old may apply. Football cost is $300 before July 1, $350 after July 1. Cheer cost is $325.
Sign up at juniorbluedevils.com. Practices begin July 22.