Monday, April 20, 2015

UC Davis men fall but tie for Big West crown

   The No. 53 UC Davis men lost their regular-season finale but claimed a share of the Big West Conference title.
   UC Irvine routed the Aggies 6-1 in Irvine on Sunday to move into a tie for first place at 4-1.  UC Davis' victory came from Jesse Ross, a 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter) sophomore from Ojai, at No. 6.
   UC Irvine (19-12 overall) will be seeded first in the Big West Conference tournament, Thursday through Sunday at Indian Wells. Both the Anteaters and Aggies will receive first-round byes.
   UC Davis (16-5), whose No. 2 seeding is the highest in school history, will meet the winner of No. 3 UC Santa Barbara and No. 6 Hawaii in the semifinals on Friday at 3 p.m.
   Santa Clara def. No. 67 Portland 4-3 in Santa Clara. Records: Santa Clara 9-12 overall, 3-6 West Coast Conference, Portland 12-7, 5-4.
   No. 61 Portland def. Santa Clara 6-1 in Portland, Ore. Records: Portland 15-5 overall, 7-2 WCC; Santa Clara 7-11, 3-6.

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