Men's Tennis Completes First Day At Wilson/ITA Regional Tournament

Oct. 12, 2007

SEATTLE, WASH. - The California men's tennis team completed their first day of competition at the Wilson/ITA Regional tournament in Seattle, Wash. Hosted by the University of Washington, the winners of the singles and doubles tournaments are granted automatic entry into the Collegiate National Indoor Championships held in November.

Top seeded in his bracket, senior Pierre Mouillon defeated Jeff Emmerson of Saint Mary's in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Freshman Bozhodar Katsarov also won in straight sets against Oregon's Francisco Gallardo, 6-3, 6-2. Junior Geoff Chizever was able to push his match to three sets but was outlasted by his opponent from San Francisco. Freshman Zach Gilbert played well but lost in straight sets to Oregon's Marco Verdasco. Freshmen Pedro Zerbini and Jonathan Dahan also won in straight sets against opponents from Washington and UC Davis respectively. Sophomore Kallim Stewart also defeated his opponent Gabe Kanzelmeyer of Nevada in a quick 6-1, 6-2 match. Senior Ken Nakahara had a closer match but won in straight sets as well, 6-4, 7-5 over Augustin Myard of Nevada.

In doubles play, Katsarov and Stewart teamed up to defeat Portland duo Yemm and Zivkovic 9-7. Both singles and doubles action will continue tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m.

For complete draw information and results, visit GoHuskies.com and go to the men's tennis page.

Singles Round of 64
(1) Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def. Jeff Emmerson (SMC), 6-1, 6-1Bozhidar Katzarov (Cal) def. Francisco Gallardo (Ore), 6-3, 6-2Asaf Cohen (USF) def. Geoff Chizever (Cal), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4(9-16) Marco Verdasco (Ore) def. Zach Gilbert (Cal), 7-6, 6-4(9-16) Pedro Zerbini (Cal) def. David Chu (Wash), 7-6, 7-6(5-8) Jonathan Dahan (Cal) def. Kevin Liang (UCD), 6-1, 6-3(9-16) Kallim Stewart (Cal) def. Gabe Kanzelmeyer (Nev), 6-1, 6-2Ken Nakahara (Cal) def. Augustin Myard (Nev), 6-4, 7-5

Doubles Round of 32
Katsarov/Stewart (Cal) def. Yemm/Zivkovic (UP), 9-7

Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 13

1st Series at 8 a.m.
Consolation Singles Round of 64

2nd Series - immediately following 1st
Consolation Singles Round of 32

3rd Series - not before 11 a.m.
Consolation Singles Round of 32

4th Series - immediately following 3rd
Remaining four Round of 32 Consolation Singles
Doubles Round of 32 - two matches - not before 12:30 p.m.

5th Series - immediately following 4th
Doubles Round of 32

6th Series - immediately following 5th
Doubles Round of 32 - two matches

Singles Round of 32 - not before 3 p.m.First four matches from top of the draw

7th Series - immediatley following 6th
Singles Round of 32 - next six matches from top of the draw down

8th Series - not before 5 p.m.
Singles Round of 32 - last six matches from top of the draw down

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