Golden Bears Set for Final Day of Bulldog Classic

Oct. 3, 2009

FRESNO, Calif. - California men's tennis junior Zach Gilbert and sophomore Sky Lovill will represent the Golden Bears on the final day of the 2009 Fresno State Bulldog Classic as the duo teamed up to take an 8-6 victory over Oregon's doubles team of Nico Bjerke and Jose Izquierdo in the A Flight Doubles quarterfinal today (Oct. 3) at the Wathen Tennis Center.

Gilbert opened the day with a 6-0, 7-6 win over Hugo Verdi Fontin of Fresno State in the B Flight singles quarterfinal before he was eliminated by the second-seeded Siddarth Alapati of Fresno State in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinal. In the top singles flight, junior Bozhidar Katsarov fell to the second-seeded defending champion Rikus de Villiers of Fresno State, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinal.

In consolation matches, freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt won a 6-3, 6-1 match over Izquierdo in the quarterfinal before taking out Kiril Sinitgsyn of Fresno City College, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the A Flight singles consolation final. In his B Flight singles consolation match, senior Bijan Hejazi was edged by Oregon's Duncan MacDonald-Korth in a third-set super-tiebreaker, 10-7. Hejazi lost the first set, 6-4, but fought back to win the second, 6-2, before bowing out to MacDonald-Korth.

The Bears conclude play at the Bulldog Classic tomorrow (Oct. 4). Please check www.gobulldogs.com and point your browser to the men's tennis page for results and updates to the draw.

2009 Fresno State Bulldog ClassicWathen Tennis Center | Fresno, Calif.Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Flight Singles - Quarterfinal[2] Rikus de Villiers (FSU) def. [5] Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) 6-3, 6-4

A Flight Singles Consolation - QuarterfinalChristoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. Jose Izquierdo (UO) 6-3, 6-1

A Flight Singles Consolation - SemifinalChristoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. Kiril Sinitgsyn (FCC) 6-1, 6-3

B Flight Singles - QuarterfinalZach Gilbert (CAL) def. Hugo Verdi Fortin (FSU) 6-0, 7-6

B Flight Singles - Semifinal[2] Siddharth Alapati (FSU) def. Zach Gilbert (CAL) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

B Flight Singles Consolation - QuarterfinalDuncan MacDonald-Korth (UO) def. Bijan Hejazi (CAL) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(7)

A Flight Doubles - QuarterfinalGilbert/Lovill (CAL) def. Bjerke/Izquierdo (UO) 8-6

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