Cal Men's Tennis Racks Up Seven Singles Wins At Napa Valley
Sept. 13, 2008
ST. HELENA, Calif. -
The California men's tennis team continued to exhibit solid singles play on the second day of competition at the 2008 Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood in St. Helena, Calif. The Golden Bears nabbed seven victories in singles play and added a doubles win exclusively facing players from Harvard.
Cal freshmen picked up four of the seven singles wins for the Bears. Sky Lovill got a 6-3, 6-4 win against Tim Wu while Evan Rose took a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Linus Hietaniemi. Nick Andrews and Thai Tu each got wins as well; Andrews in a 6-3, 6-4 mark against Davis Mangham and Tu with a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Mike Kalfayan. Cal's other singles wins came from junior Kallim Stewart in a 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Sasha Ermakov; senior Eoin Heavey in a three-set win over Alexei Chijof Evans 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5; and sophomore Pedro Zerbini with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 win over Aba Omodele Lucien.
The Bears didn't fare quite as well in doubles play, falling in three of their four matches. Sophomore Bozhidar Katsarov teamed with Tu to claim Cal's only doubles victory, defeating Alistair Felton and Kalfayan 8-4. The other three Cal duos each lost in close matches, the closest of which belonged to Stewart and Andrews in a 9-8 loss (8-6 tiebreaker) to Mangham and Michael Hayes.
The Bears conclude round-robin play tomorrow with matches beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at approximately 1 p.m. Admission to the 2008 Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic is complimentary. Please visit www.meadowood.com for more information or call (707) 963-3646 to make reservations at the resort.
DAY 2 SINGLESCAL Sky Lovill def. HAR Tim Wu 6-3, 6-4CAL Evan Rose def. HAR Linus Hietaniemi 6-4, 6-4HAR Chris Clayton def. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov 6-4, 6-2CAL Pedro Zerbini def. HAR Aba Omodele Lucien 5-7, 6-1, 6-3CAL Kallim Stewart def. HAR Sasha Ermakov 6-1, 6-2CAL Nick Andrews def. HAR Davis Mangham 6-3, 6-4CAL Eoin Heavey def. HAR Alexei Chijof Evans 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5CAL Thai Tu def. HAR Mike Kalfayan 6-2, 6-4HAR Michael Hayes def. CAL Geoff Chizever 3-6, 7-6(10), 6-2
DAY 2 DOUBLESHAR Davis Mangham - HAR Michael Hayes def. CAL Kallim Stewart - CAL Nick Andrews 9-8(6)HAR Alexei Chijof Evans - HAR Chris Clayton def. CAL Eoin Heavey - CAL Sky Lovill 8-6HAR Aba Omodele Lucien - HAR Sasha Ermakov def. CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL Pedro Zerbini 9-7CAL Bozhidar Katsarov - CAL Thai Tu def. HAR Alistair Felton - HAR Mike Kalfayan 8-4