Cal Men's Tennis Completes First Day Of Chandler Cup

Oct. 27, 2007

BERKELEY - The California men's tennis team hosted the first day of the 2007 Chandler Cup today. With many top collegiate men's tennis players, participants began round of 32 play in singles and round of 16 play in doubles today. The tournament continues through Sunday on the courts at the Hellman Tennis Complex and the Channing Courts.

Three Golden Bears advanced to the quarterfinal round in their respective flights after the first two rounds of play. Freshman Bozhidar Katsarov advanced to Flight A's quarterfinal by defeating LMU's Ivan Lopez in identical sets 6-4, 6-4. Katsarov's second opponent put up a bigger fight, forcing the freshman to a third set after taking the second to a tie-breaker. Katsarov eventually finished off San Francisco's Thong Tu 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-1. Also in action in Flight A, senior Pierre Mouillon and sophomore Kallim Stewart each advanced to the second round before being eliminated.

In Flight B, all three Cal entries got through the first round in straight sets, led by senior and No. 1 seed, Ken Nakahara. However, in the round of 16, only Nakahara was able to win again, defeating Santa Cruz's Colin Mark Griffin 6-4 and 7-5. Freshman Zach Gilbert and junior Nicolai Horgen didn't fare as well in the second, round, now losing in straight sets to their opponents.

Flight C's singles quarterfinal features junior Geoff Chizever. Chizever defeated San Francisco's Mitch Del Rosario 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Andy Chirita got past his opponent in the first round but endured two tie-breaker matches only to fall to his round of 16 opponent.

In doubles play, three out of Cal's five entries advanced to the semifinal round of their respective flights. In Flight A, the top-seeded doubles pair of Chizever and Zerbini defeated San Francisco's Hart and Tu 8-0. The team of Katsarov and Stewart got a run for their money but emerged from their round of 16 meeting with an 8-6 victory. In the B Flight, UC Santa Cruz's Ilya Gendelman and Max Liberty-Point took Cal duo Nakahara/Gilbert to a tie breaker before defeating the Bear team 9-8(6).

Play resumes on Saturday with doubles semifinals at 8 a.m. and singles quarterfinals to follow. For complete results from today's matches and tomorrow's schedule, visit www.tennisinformation.com and look for tournament ID#5178586.

Flight A Singles Main Draw Round of 32 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
(1) CAL Pierre Mouillon def. UCSC Jared Kamel 6-3;1-6;6-3
(4) CAL Kallim Stewart def. BOI Piotr Dilaj 6-2;7-5
(5) CAL Bozhidar Katsarov def. LMU Ivan Lopez 6-4;6-4
USF Asaf Cohen def. CAL Pedro Zerbini 6-4;6-0
(3) UW Andy Kuharszky def. CAL Jonathan Dahan 6-1;2-6;6-4

Flight A Singles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
(5) CAL Bozhidar Katsarov def. USF Thong Tu 6-2;6-7(7);6-1
BOI Eric Roberson def. (1) CAL Pierre Mouillon 6-1;6-4
SAC Anton Stryhas def. (4) CAL Kallim Stewart 6-2;4-6;6-4

Flight B Singles Main Draw Round of 32 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
(1) CAL Ken Nakahara def. SAC Holden Ching 6-4;6-0
CAL Zach Gilbert def. SAC Tim Lantin 6-4;6-2
CAL Nicolai Horgen def. UCSC Ulrich Capaul 6-0;6-2

Flight B Singles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
(1) CAL Ken Nakahara def. UCSC Colin Mark Griffin 6-4;7-5
SON Connor Olson def. CAL Zach Gilbert 6-3;6-4
USF Fal.Huttenberger def. CAL Nicolai Horgen 6-4;6-0

Flight C Singles Main Draw Round of 32 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
CAL Geoff Chizever def. SAC Ronan Colon 6-0;6-1
CAL Andy Chirita vs. USF Torin Ching 6-2;6-4

Flight C Singles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
CAL Geoff Chizever def. USF Mitch Del Rosario 6-2;6-4
CP AlexanderSonesson def. CAL Andy Chirita 5-7;7-6(5);7-6(10)

Flight A Doubles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
(1) CAL Geoff Chizever/Pedro Zerbini def. USF Einar Hart/Thong Tu 8-0
CAL Bozhidar Katsarov/Kallim Stewart def. BOI Piotr Dilaj/StanlySarapanic 8-6
PAC Artem Gramma/David Gonzalez def. (3) CAL Jonathan Dahan/Pierre Mouillon 8-1

Flight B Doubles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
UCSC Ilya Gendelman/Max Liberty-Point def. CAL Ken Nakahara/Zach Gilbert 9-8(6)

Flight C Doubles Main Draw Round of 16 Results (Friday, Oct. 26)
CAL Andy Chirita/Nico Horgen def. SON Connor Olson/Jeff Stollberg 8-6

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