Andrews and Murphy Advance at Battle of the Bay

Oct. 30, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - California men's tennis sophomores Nick Andrews and Tommie Murphy earned a 9-8 victory, with an 8-5 tiebreaker score, over Asaf Cohen and Thai Tu of San Francisco to advance to the doubles semifinal in the 2009 Battle of the Bay Classic at the California Tennis Club Friday, Oct. 30. The duo will take on Rainer Nachbauer and William Schumacher of USF in the semifinal round Saturday (Oct. 31) not before 3 p.m. PT.

Andrews and Murphy earned an 8-3 victory over Sherif Hamdy and Steven Dawson-Roberts of Saint Mary's College on Thursday (Oct. 29) to qualify for the doubles main draw quarterfinal. Junior Zach Gilbert and sophomore Sky Lovill formed Cal's second doubles team but the two were defeated, 8-4, by Andrew Kells and Nicolas Vinel of Santa Clara in the quarterfinal.

In the round of 16 of singles matches, Andrews fought hard for the second set but was turned away by Kells of Santa Clara, 6-2, 6-4. Gilbert was defeated, 6-4, 6-4, by Maxime Olivan of Saint Mary's College. Lovill had his six-match winning streak snapped by Grant Fleming of Santa Clara in a three-setter. Lovill dropped the first set, 7-5, before coming back to split the match with a 7-5 win in the second. Fleming took the third set, 6-1.

Murphy defeated Andrea Zannoni of Saint Mary's College, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0, and 14-12 in the third-set tiebreaker to qualify for the singles main draw in a match on Thursday, Oct. 29. In the round of 16, Murphy forced his former teammate, Tu of San Francisco, to a second-set tiebreaker but couldn't push the match to a third set as he fell, 6-2, 7-6, and 7-2 in the tiebreaker.

Play continues with singles consolation quarterfinal matches at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, followed by singles main draw quarterfinals and then singles consolation semifinals. Doubles semifinal matches will take place not before 3 p.m. PT. 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.Friday, October 30, 2009

Singles Qualifying | Thursday, Oct. 29Tommie Murphy (CAL) def. Andrea Zannoni (SMC) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0(12)

Singles Round of 16Andrew Kells (SCU) def. Nick Andrews (CAL) 6-2, 6-4Thai Tu (USF) def. Tommie Murphy (CAL) 6-2, 7-6(2)Maxime Olivan (SMC) def. Zach Gilbert (CAL) 6-4, 6-4Grant Fleming (SCU) def. Sky Lovill (CAL) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1

Doubles Qualifying | Thursday, Oct. 29Andrews/Murphy (CAL) def. Dawson-Roberts/Hamdy (SMC) 8-3

Doubles QuarterfinalAndrews/Murphy (CAL) def. Cohen/Tu (USF) 9-8(5)Kells/Vinel (SCU) def. Gilbert/Lovill (CAL) 8-4

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