Hirshman advances to consolation semifinals at Chandler Cup Invite

Oct. 27, 2007

Berkeley, Calif - Freshman Greg Hirshman overcame Blake Wardman and Pioter Bilaj to advance to the semifinals of consolation play while the lone Cardinal doubles squad lost in their second round match at the Chandler Cup Invite hosted by Cal at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Hirshman began the day by defeating Fresno State's Blake Wardman 6-2, 6-3 to advance into the quarterfinals. Pioter Bilaj of Washington and Hirshman fought to a two set draw 6-2, 1-6 to take the match to a deciding tiebreak, where Hirshman emerged with a 1-0 (6) victory. With his victory, Hirshman advanced into the consolation semifinals verses Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington.

Doubles team Hirshman and sophomore Kevin Kaiser fell to second seeded Andy Koharsky and Nedunchezhiyan of Washington 8-6. Hirshman and Kaiser had handily defeated their first round opponents Jacek Twarowski and Stefan Nikolic of Loyola Marymount 8-0 in the first round yesterday afternoon.

Kaiser and senior Phil Kao both lost their second round singles matches yesterday, ending their tournament run.

The tournament will conclude tomorrow, Oct. 28. Thetournament homepage along with the full results can be viewed here.

Today's Results:

Doubles - Second Round

(2) Andy Koharsky and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington) 8-6 d. Greg Hirshman and Kevin Kaiser (S)

Consolation Singles
Round of 16
Greg Hirshman (S) d. Blake Wardman (Fresno State) 6-2, 6-3
Greg Hirshman (S) d. Piotier Bilaj 6-2, 1-6 1-0(6)

Tommorow's Schedule

Consolation Singles
Greg Hirshman (S) vs. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington)

Yesterday's Results:

Singles A Draw - First Round
(5) Joel Kusnierz (Saint Mary's) d. Greg Hirshman (S) 6-1, 6-2
Kevin Kaiser (S) d. David Gonzalez (Pacific)6-2, 6-4
Phil Kao (S) d. Bryan Pybas (UC Santa Cruz) 6-4, 7-6

Second Round
Bijan Moiallemi (UC San Diego) d. Phil Kao (S) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Kiryl Harbatsiuk from Sacramento d. Kevin Kaiser (S) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles A Draw - First Round
Greg Hirshman and Kevin Kaiser (S) d. Jacek Twarowski and StefanNikolic (Loyola Marymount) 8-0

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