Five Huskies Win Twice at Chandler Cup

Oct. 26, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Five Huskies advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective singles draws on the first day of the Chandler Cup, hosted by California. The individual tournament features entrants from several top west coast college teams competing in three singles and three doubles flights.

Leading the Huskies into Saturday's quarterfinal rounds are juniors David Chu and Ryo Sekiguchi. Both Flight B entrants were dominant in their first two matches, each winning in the Round of 16 by 6-2, 6-2 scores.

The Huskies have three freshmen entered in Flight C of singles, and the trio combined for a 6-0 record on the first day of play. Martin Kildahl and Alex Rosinski each posted consecutive straight-set victories, while Skyler Tateishi notched his first collegiate wins, defeating Chad Becker of San Diego, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, in the Round of 32, and Jeff Stollberg of Sonoma State 6-4, 6-1 in the Round of 32.

Four Huskies competed in the Flight A draw, with three earning first round wins. Andy Kuharszky, Patrik Fischer, and Tobi Obenaus all notched wins in their early matches, but Fischer and Kuharszky were upset later that day, and Obenaus lost to seeded St. Mary's player Joel Kusnierz.

In doubles play, the Huskies were a perfect 5-0 over the three flights. Kuharszky and freshman Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, the No. 2 seed in the top doubles flight, had the biggest win, defeating Roberson and Jacobs of Cal Poly, 8-2.

Play continues Saturday with quarterfinal action and wraps up Sunday.

Washington Men's Tennis
Chandler Cup - Oct. 26, 2007
Berkeley, Calif. - Hellman Tennis Complex; Channing Courts

Flight A Singles

Round of 32
(5-8) Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Marek Dvorak (SM), 6-4, 6-2
(3) Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Jonathan Dahan (Cal), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. Blake Wardman (CP), 6-1, 6-3
Bijan Moiallemi (UCSD) def. (2) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW), 6-4, 6-3

Round of 16
Asaf Cohen (USF) def. (5-8) Patrik Fischer (UW), 6-4, 6-0
Laurent Garcin (Nev) def. (3) Andy Kuharszky (UW), 6-3, 6-2
(5-8) Joel Kusnierz (SM) def. Tobi Obenaus (UW), 6-4, 6-2

Flight B Singles

Round of 32
(3) David Chu (UW) def. Alex Daruty (Nev), 6-1, 6-3
Brad Bator (UW) def. Rob Foy (CP), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
(2) Ryo Sekiguchi (UW) def. Stefan Nikolic (LMU), 6-2, 6-2

Round of 16
(3) David Chu (UW) def. Andy Muesse (SON), 6-2, 6-2
(2) Ryo Sekiguchi (UW) def. Justin Garcia (UCD), 6-2, 6-2
(4) Artem Gramma (Pac) def. Brad Bator (UW), 6-1, 6-1

Flight C Singles

Round of 32
Martin Kildahl (UW) def. Quan Vu (SON), 6-3, 6-1
Alex Rosinski (UW) def. Tony Bulich (Nev), 6-3, 6-0
Skyler Tateishi (UW) def. Chad Becker (UCSD), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Round of 16
Martin Kildahl (UW) def. Tyler Lee (UCD), 6-1, 6-4
Alex Rosinski (UW) def. Brett McNulty (SON), 6-1, 6-0
Skyler Tateishi (UW) def. Jeff Stollberg (SON), 6-4, 6-1

Flight A Doubles

Round of 16
Fischer/Obenaus (UW) def. (4) Meister/Rubens (UCSD), 8-4
(2) Kuharszky/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. Roberson/Jacobs (CP), 8-2

Flight B Doubles

Round of 16
Rosinski/Kildahl (UW) def. Smith/Garcin (Nev), 8-5
Bator/Chu (UW) def. Landes/Lopez (UCD), walkover

Flight C Doubles

Round of 32
Sekiguchi/Tateishi (UW) def. Heckley/Vu (SON), 8-3