Zerbini Set for Cal-Stanford ITA Regional Singles Final

Oct. 26, 2009

BERKELEY - No. 42-ranked California men's tennis junior Pedro Zerbini earned a spot in the 2009 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional singles championship match Monday, Oct. 26, at the Hellman Tennis Complex by defeating junior Bozhidar Katsarov in the semifinal, 6-2, 6-2. Zerbini will face No. 15-ranked Bradley Klahn of Stanford in the singles final at noon Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Sophomore Sky Lovill won his sixth consecutive match as he defeated San Francisco's Asaf Cohen, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(11-9) in the consolation final. Lovill endured a long day as he also went three sets with Tobi Obenaus of Washington in the consolation semifinal. Lovill won that match, 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(10-5).

The last two Golden Bear doubles teams standing were eliminated from contention in successive rounds each by the top-seeded No. 8-ranked team of Klahn and Ryan Thacher of Stanford. Katsarov and freshman Riki McLachlan fell to the Cardinal duo, 8-5, in the quarterfinal. Sophomore Nick Andrews and freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt teamed up to defeat Kyle McMorrow and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington, 9-8, with a 7-4 win in the tiebreaker but the Cal tandem bowed out to the Stanford team, 8-3, in the semifinal.

Play resumes at noon PT on Tuesday, Oct. 27, with the singles and doubles championship matches. The winners of each will earn an automatic berth to the 2009 ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships in New Haven, Conn. Nov. 5-8. For complete draws, results and schedules, please visit www.tennisinformation.com and search for tournament No. 5192914.

2009 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional ChampionshipHellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts | Berkeley, Calif.Monday, October 26, 2009

Singles Semifinal[4] No. 42 Pedro Zerbini (CAL) def. [17] Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) 6-2, 6-2

Singles Consolation SemifinalSky Lovill (CAL) def. Tobi Obenaus (UW) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(10-5)

Singles Consolation FinalSky Lovill (CAL) def. Asaf Cohen (USF) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(11-9)

Doubles Quarterfinal[9] Andrews/Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. [5] McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) 9-8(4)[1] No. 8 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) def. Katsarov/McLachlan (CAL) 8-5

Doubles Semifinal[1] No. 8 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) def. [9] Andrews/Konigsfeldt (CAL) 8-3

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