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UCD roundup: Shumaker shines for Aggie gymnasts

By From page B8 | January 19, 2014

SEATTLE — Senior Anna Shumaker scored a season-best 38.750 in the all-around while junior Lisa Wiktorski matched her uneven bars career best of 9.850 to tie for third place in that event, highlighting UC Davis’ 191.850 overall team score in a quadrangular women’s gymnastics meet at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday.

Arizona State dominated the field with a 195.900, while host Washington (194.825) and San Jose State (194.625) took second and third places, ahead of the Aggies.

Shumaker’s all-around total was good for fourth at the meet, while Wiktorski’s score — which tied the previous PR she set against San Jose State last year — put her in a tie for third with Washington’s Sheridan Metcalif.

Other individual UCD standouts were sophomore Stephanie Stamates, who placed seventh on floor at 9.800, and redshirt freshman Katy Nogaki, whose 9.775 was good for ninth on vault.

That vault rotation was once again strong for the Aggies, who notched a team score of 48.475. Besides Nogaki, Shumaker and freshman Yonni Michovska each went 9.700.

Michovska also put up a 9.750 on uneven bars for UCD, which is back home at The Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 26, for a 1 p.m. meet against Stanford, San Jose State and Utah State.

UCD men’s tennis

Aggie sophomore Brett Bacharach posted his team-best 11th singles victory of the season while freshmen Alec Adamson and James Wade won their dual match debuts on Saturday. However, the doubles point proved pivotal as host Santa Clara edged UCD, 4-3, at the Degheri Tennis Center in the spring opener for both teams.

Bacharach improved to 11-4 overall on the season with his win at the No. 4 singles spot, emerging victorious in a three-set marathon with Mikheil Khmiadashvilli, 6-5, 5-6, 10-8. Adamson improved to 9-2 with his win at No. 3 singles, rallying for a three-set triumph over Ashot Khacharyan. After falling 6-1 in the first set, the Aggie posted wins of 6-5 and 10-6 in the next two sets.

At No. 5, Wade won his 10th singles decision of the season in straight sets, cruising past Jesse Ross, 6-1, 6-2, to wrap up the scoring for UCD.

However, it wasn’t enough to push the Aggies over the top as Santa Clara posted wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to start the day for what would turn out to be the winning point.

UCD returns to the courts on Saturday at 2 p.m., making the trip to Stockton to take on Pacific.

Enterprise staff

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