Dahan and Zerbini Continue Undefeated Run at All-American
Oct. 8, 2009
TULSA, Okla. -
California men’s tennis juniors Pedro Zerbini and Jonathan Dahan won their fourth-consecutive match together to advance to the doubles main draw round of 16 at the 2009 D’Novo/ITA All-American Championship Thursday (Oct. 8) at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of host Tulsa University. The Golden Bears defeated the fourth-seeded No. 7-ranked Florida State team of Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh, 8-6, in the round of 32. In the singles main draw,
No. 42-ranked Zerbini was turned away by No. 23 Alex Lacroix of Florida, 6-2, 6-4. Zerbini fell behind, 5-0, in the first set before earning a break in the sixth game; but it wasn’t enough to hold of Lacroix, who held serve to finish things off, 6-2. The two players each held their first serves in the second set but Zerbini surrendered the first break of the set and fell behind, 3-1. Zerbini earned a break of his own in the sixth game but allowed Lacroix to break back before the two played out the set to a 6-4 Florida victory.
Dahan and Zerbini look for a fifth straight doubles victory on Friday (Oct. 9) as they face Houston Barrick and Michael Shabaz of Virginia. Zerbini will take part in the singles main draw consolation round of 32. For complete schedules, results, draws and up-to-date scores, please visit www.itatennis.com
2009 D’Novo/ITA All-American Championship
Michael D. Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Okla.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Singles Main Draw – Round of 64
No. 23 Alex Lacroix (Florida) def. No. 42 Pedro Zerbini (California) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles Main Draw – Round of 32
Dahan/Zerbini (California) def. No. 7 Aubone/Mirzadeh (Florida State) 8-6