Cal Men's Tennis Heads to Las Vegas for Rebel Classic
Oct. 29, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - The California men's tennis team will send junior Kallim Stewart and sophomores Bozhidar Katsarov and Jonathan Dahan to Las Vegas, Nev. this weekend for the 2008 UNLV Rebel Classic. The three-day tourney takes place at the Fertitta Tennis Complex Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2 and will feature players from host UNLV, Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Fresno State and Fresno-Pacific. Two 16-player singles draws and one 16-team doubles draw will determine three champions as play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day.
Stewart is ranked No. 64 in the ITA preseason rankings and could face several ranked singles players this weekend including No. 41 Blake Strode (Arkansas); No. 42 Andres Arango (Arizona); No. 48 Rudolf Siwy (Fresno State); No. 49 Elliot Wronski (UNLV); No. 83 Andres Carrasco (Arizona); No. 85 Mirko Zapletal (Fresno State); No. 87 Jay Goldman (Arizona); No. 116 Johnny Parkes (New Mexico); and No. 125 Matt Hogan (Arkansas). Arango and Goldman of Arizona are the only ranked doubles team at No. 47.
The Bears will complete the fall individual tournament season with their matches at the Rebel Classic. Stewart is 5-2 in singles matches this season, getting a major victory over No. 12-ranked Nate Schnugg of Georgia at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic on Sept. 14. Katsarov is 2-2 on the year after setting a new Cal freshman mark with a 35-11 singles record through the 2007-08 season. Dahan has compiled a 6-3 record, advancing to the semifinal at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic and the quarterfinal at the Wilson/ITA Northern Cal Championships. Together, Dahan and Katsarov have dropped just four games over the two matches in which they have been paired.
For complete results, visit www.unlvrebels.com and point your browser to the men's tennis page.
2008 REBEL CLASSIC SCHEDULE
Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, Nev.
Friday, Oct. 31 - 9 a.m. PT
First Round Doubles (16)
First Round Singles (16)
Saturday, Nov. 1 - 9 a.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 2 - 9 a.m. PT
Final Consolation Play