Golden Bears Send Top Doubles Team to Championship Semifinal

April 25, 2008

OJAI, Calif. - The California men's tennis team continued play today at the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Tennis Championships today at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club in Ojai, Calif. Golden Bear freshman Bozhidar Katsarov put up his 32nd singles win of the year with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 win over USC's Andrew Piotrowski in the Men's Singles Invitational bracket and will face UCLA's Josh Miller in Saturday's semifinal at 9:30 a.m. Freshman Pedro Zerbini had his 12-match singles winning streak snapped at the hands of top-seeded Robert Farah in a three-setter, falling 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. In doubles play, the fourth-seeded duo of junior Geoff Chizever and Zerbini advanced to Saturday's semifinal match with two wins today. They will face the top-seeded doubles team of Robert Farah and Kaes Van't Hof of USC after getting wins against Washington's Fischer and Nedunchezhiyan and Oregon's Embry and Mortera. Third-seeded freshman duo of Katsarov and Jonathan Dahan will play in the Invitational Doubles semifinal against Oregon's Gallardo and Wiechert after getting a pair of wins of their own today. For complete results and draw information, please visit USTA TennisLink

Pac-10 Men's Singles Championship
Jonathan Dahan, Fr.
First round: lost to Gary Sacks (USC) 6-3, 6-3

Pierre Mouillon, Sr.
First round: lost to Jaak Poldma (USC) 6-3, 6-1

(7) Kallim Stewart, So.
First round: def. Pat Metham (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-2
Round of 16: lost to Jeremy Drean (UCLA) 7-6(5), 6-3

Pedro Zerbini, Fr.
First round: def. (8) Andres Arango (ASU) 6-2 1-0(Ret. inj)
Round of 16: def. Blake Muller (STAN) 6-4, 7-6(4)
Quarterfinal: lost to (1) Robert Farah (USC) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Pac-10 Men's Invitational Singles
Geoff Chizever, Jr.
First round: def. Ryo Sekiguchi (WASH) 7-5, 6-1
Round of 16: lost to (4) Wes Miller (ASU) 6-4, 6-2

Zach Gilbert, Fr.
First round: lost to Romeo Mortera (ORE) 6-3, 7-5

Nicolai Horgen, Jr.
First round: lost to Jack Levis (USC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

(2) Bozhidar Katsarov, Fr.
First round: def. Bradley Bator (WASH) 6-1, 6-3
Round of 16: def. Paul Morrissey (STAN) 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinal: def. Andrew Piotrowski (USC) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
Semifinal: vs. Josh Miller (UCLA) - 9:30 a.m. (Saturday)

Pac-10 Men's Doubles Championship
(4) Geoff Chizever and Pedro Zerbini
Round of 16: def. Fischer/Nedunchezhiyan (WASH) 9-7
Quarterfinal: def. Embry/Mortera (ORE) 8-3
Semifinal: vs. (1) Farah/Van't Hof (USC) - 3 p.m. (Saturday)

Pierre Mouillon and Kallim Stewart
Round of 16: lost to (2) Bellama/Brooklyn (ASU) 8-5

Pac-10 Men's Invitational Doubles
(3) Jonathan Dahan and Bozhidar Katsarov
Round of 16: def. Cochrane/Zimmer (ARIZ) 8-5
Quarterfinal: def. Kaiser/Morrissey (STAN) 8-3
Semifinal: vs. Gallardo/Wiechert (ORE) - 2 p.m. (Saturday)

Zach Gilbert and Nicolai Horgen
Round of 16: lost to Levis/McNaughton (USC) 9-7

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