Hjorth Reaches Quarters At Battle In The Bay
SAN FRANCISCO – The California men's tennis team started the 2021-22 season at the Battle in the Bay Classic, with senior Philip Hjorth reaching the singles quarterfinals with two Thursday wins at the California Tennis Club. The Golden Bear had reached the main draw after winning a qualifying match on Wednesday.
Hjorth, in his second year at Cal after playing two seasons at Pacific, defeated Arizona's 32nd-ranked Jonas Ziverts, 6-3, 6-3, in the round of 32 and then topped Oklahoma's Baptiste Anselmo, 7-6(3), 4-6, 1-0(9) in the round of 16. Hjorth – who beat San Diego's Will Davies, 6-3, 6-3, in Wednesday's qualifying round – will play Stanford's Timothy Sah in Friday's quarters.
Also in singles qualifying on Wednesday, sophomore Bear Lucas Magnaudet fell to Cal Poly's Noah Berry, 6-0 6-2. In the back draw, Magnaudet lost to Davies, 6-2, 6-2.
Cal's 124th-ranked Yuta Kikuchi won his opener in the singles main draw, beating Evin McDonald from the University of Texas, 6-3, 6-3. But the senior fell in the round of 16 to Pepperdine's 125th-ranked Tim Zeitvogel, 6-4, 7-6(4).
Cal freshman Carl Emil Overbeck lost to Oklahoma's 46th-ranked Mason Beiler, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0(5), in the main draw's round of 32 and will move on to play the Longhorn's Nevin Arimilli in a consolation match on Friday.
The annual San Francisco tournament continues on Friday.
Battle in the Bay Classic
Sept. 15, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif.
California Tennis Club
Singles Qualifying Main Draw
Philip Hjorth (Cal) def. Will Davies (USD), 6-3, 6-3
Noah Berry (Cal Poly) def. Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 6-0, 6-2
Singles Qualifying Back Draw
Will Davies (USD) def. Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 6-2, 6-2
Sept. 16, 2021
Singles Main Draw Round of 32
Philip Hjorth (Cal) def. No. 32 Jonas Ziverts (Arizona), 6-3, 6-3
No. 124 Yuta Kikuchi (Cal) def. Evin McDonald (Texas), 6-3, 6-3
No. 46 Mason Beiler (Oklahoma) def. Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal), 6-3, 5-7, 1-0(5)
Singles Main Draw Round of 16
Philip Hjorth (Cal) def. Baptiste Anselmo (Oklahoma), 7-6(3), 4-6, 1-0(9)
No. 125 Tim Zeitvogel (Pepperdine), def. No. 124 Yuta Kikuchi (Cal), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Philip Hjorth/Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. Nicola Signa/Fabien Salle (ASU), 8-6
Doubles Main Draw Round of 16
Yuta Kikuchi/Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal) def. Stevie Gould/Mitch Johnson (USF), 8-1
Luc Fomba/Tim Ruehl (TCU) def. Philip Hjorth/Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 8-5