Stewart Claims Norma Miner Award as Men's Tennis Concludes Napa Valley Tennis Classic
Sept. 14, 2008
ST. HELENA, Calif. -
The California men's tennis team concluded competition at the 2008 Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood in St. Helena, Calif. today, getting five more singles wins and two victories in doubles competition. Junior Kallim Stewart became the first Golden Bear player to receive the Norma Miner Award, for the Outstanding Player of the Napa Valley Tennis Classic. Stewart (ranked No. 64 in the preseason ITA rankings) won all three of his singles matches including a big 7-6(5), 6-4 victory against the ITA preseason No. 12-ranked Nate Schnugg of Georgia.
Cal freshman Nick Andrews also got an upset win over No. 109-ranked Christian Vitulli of Georgia, 6-2, 6-2. Fellow freshmen Thai Tu and Evan Rose also got wins on the final day of play. Tu got his over Harvard's Michael Hayes, 6-2, 6-2. Rose took a 6-3, 6-3 win over Illinois' Waylon Chin. Sophomore Pedro Zerbini also added a win against Georgia's No. 71-ranked Javier Garrapiz in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles play, Rose teamed up with sophomore Bozhidar Katsarov to get an 8-6 win against Harvard's Alistair Felton and Mike Kalfayan. On the next court over, Tu joined freshman Sky Lovill to get an 8-4 win against Liinus Hietaniemi and Tim Wu from Harvard.
Next on the schedule for the Bears is the Fresno State Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. from Friday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 5. Please check CalBears.com for updates and news.
DAY 3 SINGLESCAL Thai Tu def. HAR Michael Hayes 6-2, 6-3CAL Evan Rose def. ILL Waylon Chin 6-3, 6-3CAL Kallim Stewart def. GA Nate Schnugg 7-6(5), 6-4GA Josh Varela def. CAL Geoff Chizever 6-4, 6-0CAL Pedro Zerbini def. GA Javier Garrapiz 4-6, 6-4, 6-4CAL Nick Andrews def. GA Christian Vitulli 6-2, 6-2GA Jamie Hunt def. CAL Eoin Heavey 6-4, 6-4
DAY 3 DOUBLESCAL Bozhidar Katsarov - CAL Evan Rose def. HAR Alistair Felton - HAR Mike Kalfayan 8-6CAL Sky Lovill - CAL Thai Tu def. HAR Liinus Hietaniemi - HAR Tim Wu 8-4