Huskies Dominate PNW Intercollegiate Day Two
Nov. 7, 2009
SEATTLE - The Husky men's tennis team asserted full control of the PNW Intercollegiates today at the Nordstrom Tennis Center, and assured itself of winning both the Flight A and Flight B singles titles as the finals will be all Washington on Sunday.
This is the inaugural PNW Intercollegiate, featuring teams from Oregon, Boise State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Gonzaga. But the host Huskies were unkind on Saturday, knocking out all other teams from the top singles draws.
In the Flight A singles final, junior Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will play senior Derek Drabble. Nedunchezhiyan beat Gonzgaga's Conor Feeney, 6-3, 6-0 and then outlasted Idaho's Lachlan Reed, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Drabble had a challenging win over second-seeded Filip Zivkovic of Portland, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6), and then ousted Oregon's Alex Cornelissen, 6-3, 6-4 to make the final.
In the B Flight, junior Skyler Tateishi topped Boise State's Freddy Walsh and Idaho's Adrian Simon to make the final. He'll battle junior teammate Brad Bator, who has yet to lose a set and beat two Idaho opponents today.
Washington will also have two teams in tomorrow morning's doubles semifinal. Nedunchezhiyan and Bator will play Boise State's Hodel and Mullen, and juniors Tobi Obenaus and Alex Rosinski will face Portland's Zivkovic and Schleining.
Play begins with doubles semifinals tomorrow at 9 a.m.