TSC Weekend Round Up: November 19/20

This weekend saw some great high-level competition across the board. Indoors and outdoors, tune in to see how our ‘Birds did!

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Tennis continued their title defence by hosting University of Calgary and University of Alberta at the UBC Tennis Bubble on November 19th and November 20th. These exhibitions preview what’s in store for the Western Regionals in Spring 2023, as the winners of that tournament have gone on to represent the West at the Canadian University Tennis Championships and ultimately win a National Championship.

UBC Thunderbirds 6 – 1 University of Calgary Dinos | Vancouver, BC | November 19

Men’s Tennis kicked off their weekend with a resounding 6-1 victory over the University of Calgary Dinos. David Zoric, our team captain led the way as he handed Andrew Ochatta his first-ever university tennis loss with a 6-3, 6-3 victory and the rest of the singles players were able to follow suit and achieve big wins!

David Zoric had a day on Saturday! Beating a former professional player in straight sets to help UBC come to a strong team victory.

UBC Thunderbirds 3 – 4 University of Alberta Golden Bears | Vancouver, BC | November 20

The ‘birds fought again on Sunday, competing against their biggest rivals and former national champions, University of Alberta Golden Bears. After dropping a point in their doubles matches, the team had strong performances from Graeme Mcintosh who beat his opponent 6-1, 7-6 and David Zoric who beat his opponent 6-1, 6-1 but unfortunately, we were not able to carry the momentum to a victory this time around.

Graeme McIntosh won his singles match with an incredible second set performance.


UBC Thunderbirds 9 – 5 Vancouver Barbarians | Vancouver, BC | November 19

Coming off a great experience and a hard-fought match against SFU and another tough match the week before, the lads put together a strong performance against the Vancouver Barbarians. Battling through the cold, the thunderbirds came out with a 9-5 victory. A great all around battle on both sides of the field along with a great performance by their faceoff specialist Patrick McCullough helped earn the win. Scoring his first goal of the year and the team’s first long pole goal of the season, Peter Landine game up big in the last quarter with a shot to the bottom right corner. Now that their long losing streak is broken, the birds look to head into their Winter break with another win next Saturday against Tri-City.


Quest for the Tri-Force of Cyclocross | Coquitlam, BC | November 20

Quest for the Tri-Force of Cyclocross served as the last local race of the season and last race before nationals. Max Garvey and Casey Hill came in 6th and 7th, respectively in the Intermediate division. Kolby Mullen competed in the Elite Division and placed 7th. Check out their times here!

Max Garvey, going through the conditions on Sunday’s CX.

Casey Hill fighting through the terrain.

Stay tuned for next week as Lacrosse SC looks to build off their recent win against the Tri-City Eclipse. In the cycling world, Kolby Mullen and Helena Sverak have qualified for the 2022 Lazer Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Saanich, BC for next weekend. Check in next week to see how they do!