Fischer Into Final At Bulldog Classic

Oct. 6, 2007

FRESNO, Calif. - Two more wins for junior Patrik Fischer highlighted day two of the Bulldog Classic today, as the Husky men's tennis team continued the season-opening tune-up. Fischer will look to take the top flight singles title on Sunday at the Wathen Tennis Center on the Fresno State campus.

Fischer and senior Andy Kuharszky each were victorious in their morning quarterfinal matches in the Flight I singles draw. Fischer took the first set from Fresno Pacific's Vicente Jolly, 6-3, then moved on when Jolly was forced to retire. Kuharszky had a one-sided win over Pedro Zerbini of Cal, 6-1, 6-4.

In the semis, Fischer ousted another Fresno Pacific foe, Matt Carroll, 7-5, 6-2. However, third-seeded Dean Jackson of San Diego eliminated Kuharszky, 6-1, 6-3. Jackson and Fischer will meet for the title at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Three Huskies were Flight II quarterfinalists heading into the day. Fourth-seeded junior Ryo Sekiguchi and redshirt freshman Brad Bator both reached the semifinals with wins, but junior David Chu was defeated by top-seed Bohzida Katsarov of Cal, 6-4, 7-5. Katsarov would go on to win a close match over Sekiguchi in the semis, and Bator had his first collegiate loss at the hands of Artem Gramma of Pacific.

In further action, redshirt freshman Alex Rosinski fell in his Flight III quarterfinal match this morning, and Bator and Chu lost, 9-7, in the semis of the Flight II doubles draw to a tandem from UC Davis.

The only other Husky besides Fischer on the schedule for Sunday is sophomore Derek Drabble, who advanced into the semifinals of the Flight I Consolation draw with a 6-4, 6-4 win over David Gonzales of Pacific.

2007-08 Washington Men's Tennis
2007 Bulldog Classic - Saturday, October 6
Fresno, Calif. - Wathen Tennis Center

Flight I Singles

Semifinals
(5-8) Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Matt Carroll (FP), 7-5, 6-2
(3) Dean Jackson (SD) def. (2) Andy Kuharszky (UW), 6-1, 6-3

Quarterfinals
(5-8) Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Vicente Jolly (FP), 6-3, 1-2 ret.
(2) Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Pedro Zerbini (CAL), 6-1, 6-4

Flight II Singles

Semifinals
(1) Bohzidar Katsarov (CAL) def. (4) Ryo Sekiguchi (UW), 6-3, 7-6
(5-8) Artem Gramma (PAC) def. Brad Bator (UW), 6-1, 6-3

Quarterfinals
(4) Ryo Sekiguchi (UW) def. Flavio Mollinedo (FS), 6-3, 6-2
Brad Bator (UW) def. Geoff Chizever (CAL), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
(1) Bohzidar Katsarov (CAL) def. (5-8) David Chu (UW), 6-4, 7-5

Flight III Singles

Quarterfinals
Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SC) def. Alex Rosiniski (UW), 6-3, 6-3

Flight II Doubles

Semifinals
Reiser/Elefant (UCD) def. Bator/Chu (UW), 9-7

Consolation Matches

Flight I Singles Consolation

Quarterfinals
Derek Drabble (UW) def. David Gonzales (PAC), 6-4, 6-4

Round of 16
Ken Nakahara (CAL) def. Tobi Obenaus (UW), 6-1, 6-7, (10-8)

Flight II Singles Consolation

Round of 16
Justin Garcia (UCD) def. Martin Kildahl (UW), 6-2, 3-6, (10-8)

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