Day Three Results from the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships
Oct. 24, 2004
BERKELEY - At the conclusion of play on Day Three, California continues to be a major presence at the Wilson/ITA West Regional Championships. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.
California was near-perfect in doubles play. In the Round of 16, sophomore Dean Wallace and junior Lennart Maack upset fifth seeded Daniel Chu and Christoph Palmanshofer of Washington, 8-6. The No. 4 seed duo of Tyler Browne and Daniel Sebescen beat Fresno State's Andy Sinn and Charles Irie, 8-4. Second seeded Patrick Briaud and Conor Niland defeated Bobby Rasmussen and Jan Macek of Santa Clara, 8-4. Cal was equally impressive in the quarterfinals. Brown and Sebescen advanced to the semis with a win over Oregon's Steve Swinnen and Manuel Kost, 8-5. Briaud and Niland scored an impressive victory, beating Philip Riise-Hansen and Pablo Pires de Amedia of USF, 8-5. Wallace and Maack battled hard before falling to the No. 1 tandem of K.C. Corkery and Sam Warburg of Stanford, 8-4.
In quarterfinal singles action, Maack defeated Roman Borvanov of Portland in straight sets, 7-5; 6-3. Sebescen outlasted Daniel Chu of Washington in three sets, 7-5; 4-6; 6-4. No. 1 seed Conor Niland was knocked out of the bracket by USF's Pablo Pires de Ameida, 6-4; 6-1. Freshman Nakahara came close to the upset before falling to Stanford's No. 3 seed, K.C. Corkery, 6-7(8); 6-0; 7-5.
In addition to host California, this event will feature the top players from Division I schools from: Sacramento State, University of Nevada, University of Portland, UC Davis, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, Gonzaga, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific, Cal Poly, Fresno State, St. Mary's, Santa Clara and University of Hawaii.
Action continues tomorrow at Berkeley's Hellman Tennis Center and Channing Courts, all day.
For complete tournament results, go to http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/1/5/2/7/0/3/draws.asp.
California ResultsDoublesCALl Wallace/Maack d. UW Chu/Palmanshofer, 8-6CAL Brown/Sebescen d. FS Irie/Sinn, 8-4CAL Briaud/Niland d. SCU Rasmussen/Macek, 8-4STAN Corkery/Warburg d. CAL Wallace/Maack, 8-4CAL Brown/Sebescen d. OU Swinner/Kost, 8-5CAL Briaud/Niland d. USF Pires de Almeida/Riise-Hansen, 8-5SinglesUSF Pires de Ameida d. CAL Conor Niland, 6-4; 6-1STAN K.C. Corkery d. CAL Ken Nakahara, 6-7(8); 6-0; 7-5CAL Maack d. UP Borvanov, 7-5; 6-3CAL Sebescen d. UW Chu, 7-5; 4-6; 6-4