Andrews and Gilbert Set for Back Draw Singles Final

Oct. 31, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - California men's tennis sophomore Nick Andrews and junior Zach Gilbert will face each other in the singles back draw final at the 2009 Battle of the Bay Classic as the two advanced through the consolation quarter- and semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the California Club. The three-day event hosted by the University of San Francisco will conclude for the Golden Bears as Andrews and Gilbert square off in an 11 a.m. PT match on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Andrews advanced by defeating Einar Hart of USF in his quarterfinal match, 7-6, 6-3, and 7-5 in the first-set tiebreaker. Sophomore Sky Lovill also earned a quarterfinal win over Rainer Nachbauer of San Francisco, 6-2, 5-7, 10-7, for the right to face Andrews in the next round. Andrews prevailed in the semifinal as the two went to a third-set tiebreaker that produced the same score as in Lovill's first match, 6-2, 5-7, 10-7.

Gilbert had a relatively easy day as he walked over to the semifinal as Tom Pham of Santa Clara withdrew from the tournament. Gilbert then needed just one set record a win over Asaf Cohen of USF with Cohen retiring after falling, 6-3, in the first set. Sophomore Tommie Murphy struggled against Cohen in the quarterfinal and fell, 6-4, 6-1.

In the doubles semifinal, Andrews and Murphy were eliminated from contention by Nachbauer and William Schumacher of San Francisco in an 8-5 loss.

The California Club hosts kids day on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT. Play concludes with the singles consolation final at 11 a.m. followed by the singles main draw final and then the doubles final. The Cal Club is located at 1770 Scott Street, San Francisco, 94115. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, please visit For results, please visit

2009 Battle of the Bay ClassicCalifornia Tennis Club | San Francisco, Calif.Saturday, October 31, 2009

Singles Consolation QuarterfinalNick Andrews (CAL) def. Einar Hart (USF) 7-6(5), 6-3Sky Lovill (CAL) def. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(7)Zach Gilbert (CAL) def. Tom Pham (SCU) w/oAsaf Cohen (USF) def. Tommie Murphy (CAL) 6-4, 6-1

Singles Consolation SemifinalZach Gilbert (CAL) def. Asaf Cohen (USF) 6-3, Ret.Nick Andrews (CAL) def. Sky Lovill (CAL) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(7)

Doubles SemifinalNachbauer/Schumacher (USF) def. Andrews/Murphy (CAL) 8-5

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