Hirshman's run ends in consolation semifinals at Chandler Cup
Berkeley, Calif - Freshman Greg Hirshman lost in the consolation semifinals to Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington 6-3, 6-1 this morning at the Chandler Cup Invite hosted by Cal at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley. Hirshman was the only Cardinal left alive today, the final day of the tournament.
Hirshman entered the consolation tournament after losing to fifth seeded Joel Kusnierz of Saint Mary's and then ripped offwins against Blake Wardman (Fresno State) and Piotr Dilaj 6-2, 1-6 1-0(6) of Boise State to enter today's semifinals match.
Sophomore Kevin Kaiser and senior Phil Kao won their opening round matches in the singles A draw against David Gonzalez of Pacific and Bryan Pybas of UC Santa Cruz respectively, before Kaiser fell to Kiryl Harbatsiuk from Sacramento and Kao lost to UC San Diego's Bijan Moiallemi.
Stanford's lone doubles entrant tandem Hirshman and Kaiser opened their A draw match with an impressive 8-0 victory against Jacek Twarowski and Stefan Nikolic of Loyola Marymount. Their second round match pitted them against Washington's second seeded team of Andy Koharsky and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, which they lost 8-6.
The Chandler Cup featured top players from Cal, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Loyola-Marymount, Nevada-Reno, Pacific, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, Sonoma State, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and Washington.
The tournament homepage along with the full results can be viewed here.
Stanford will take the court again Thursday, November 1st at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington) d. Greg Hirshman (S) 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles - Second Round
(2) Andy Koharsky and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington) 8-6 d. Greg Hirshman and Kevin Kaiser (S)
Round of 16
Greg Hirshman (S) d. Blake Wardman (Fresno State) 6-2, 6-3
Greg Hirshman (S) d. Piotr Dilaj (Boise State) 6-2, 1-6 1-0(6)
Doubles A Draw - First Round
Greg Hirshman and Kevin Kaiser (S) d. Jacek Twarowski and Stefan Nikolic (Loyola Marymount) 8-0