Men's Tennis Pushes Into Final Rounds At Chandler Cup

Oct. 27, 2007

BERKELEY - The California men's tennis team hosted the second day of the 2007 Chandler Cup today. With many top collegiate men's tennis players, today's winners advanced to the semifinal and final rounds in respective flights to be played on Sunday. All of Sunday's matches will be held on the courts at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Freshman Bozhidar Katsarov continued his hot-hand, defeating his quarterfinal opponent, UCSD's Bijan Moiallemi in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Katsarov will meet Saint-Mary's Joel Kusnierz on Sunday for the right to advance to Flight A's final match. In the B Flight singles quarterfinal, senior Ken Nakahara defeated Cal Poly's Andy Gerst 6-4, 6-2 to put himself into Sunday's semifinal. Junior Geoff Chizever needed three sets to get past Washington's Martin Kindahl in Flight C's singles main draw quarterfinal. Chizever opened with a 6-3 win, before dropping the middle set 3-6 and needed the seventh game in the third set for a 7-5 win.

In Flight A singles consolation play, freshmen Pedro Zerbini and Jonathan Dahan each advanced through the first round and quarterfinal with ease. The two will meet each other in the consolation round semifinal on Sunday.

In the Flight A doubles main draw, the team of Chizever and Zerbini defeated Cal Poly's Andy Gerst and Nick Berger, 8-1 in the quarterfinal before trouncing Washington's Patrick Fischer and Tobi Obenaus in an 8-5 win. Chizever and Zerbini will play for the doubles title at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Fischer and Obenaus ended play for Katsarov and Kallim Stewart in the quarterfinal, winning 8-3. The only other California doubles pair to win was Nakahara and Zach Gilbert as they teamed up to defeat San Francisco's Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario 8-2 in the Flight B doubles consolation quarterfinal.

For complete results from the Chandler Cup, please visit www.tennisinformation.com and look for tournament ID#5178586.

California's Saturday Chandler Cup Results

Flight A Singles Main Draw Quarterfinal Results
(5) CAL Bozhidar Katsarov def. UCSD Bijan Moiallemi 6-1;6-1

Flight A Singles Consolation First Round Results
CAL Pedro Zerbini def. SMC Marek Dvorak Wo (em)
CAL Jonathan Dahan def. LMU Sam Tadevosian 6-1;6-0

Flight A Singles Consolation Quarterfinal Results
CAL Pedro Zerbini def. CP Drew Jacobs 6-1;6-1
CAL Jonathan Dahan def. PAC David Gonzalez 6-1;6-2

Flight B Singles Main Draw Quarterfinal Results
(1) CAL Ken Nakahara def. CP Andy Gerst 6-4;6-2

Flight C Singles Main Draw Quarterfinal Results
CAL Geoff Chizever def. UW Martin Kindahl 6-3;3-6;7-5

Flight A Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinal Results
(1) CAL Geoff Chizever/Pedro Zerbini def. CP Andy Gerst/Nick Berger 8-1
UW Patrick Fischer/Tobi Obenaus def. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov/Kallim Stewart 8-3

Flight A Doubles Main Draw Semifinal Results
(1) CAL Geoff Chizever/Pedro Zerbini def. UW Patrick Fischer/Tobi Obenaus 8-5

Flight A Doubles Consolation Quarterfinal Results
SMC Joel Kusnierz/Marek Dvorak def. (3) CAL Jonathan Dahan/Pierre Mouillon 8-3

Flight B Doubles Consolation Quarterfinal Results
CAL Ken Nakahara/Zach Gilbert def. USF Asaf Cohen/Mitch Del Rosario 8-2

Flight C Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinal Results
LMU Ivan Lopez/Nik Von Der Ahe def. CAL Andy Chirita/Nicolai Horgen 8-6

California's Sunday Schedule

Flight A Singles Main Draw Semifinal (Final at 1 p.m.)
(5) CAL Bozhidar Katsarov vs. (5) SMC Joel Kusnierz - 10:15 a.m.

Flight A Singles Consolation Semifinal (Final at 2 p.m.)
CAL Jonathan Dahan vs. CAL Pedro Zerbini - 11:30 a.m.

Flight B Singles Main Draw Semifinal (Final at 1:30 p.m.)
(1) CAL Ken Nakahara vs. (3) UW David Chu - 10:15 a.m.

Flight C Singles Main Draw Semifinal (Final at 1:30 p.m.)
CAL Geoff Chizever vs. UCD Nick Lopez - 10:15 a.m.

Flight A Doubles Final - 9 a.m.
(1) CAL Geoff Chizever/Pedro Zerbini vs. (2) UW Andy Kuharszky/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

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