Lucas Magnaudet Advances To Battle In The Bay
BERKELEY – Cal men's tennis junior Lucas Magnaudet reached the singles final of the Battle in the Bay Qualifier on Saturday and advanced to next week's Battle in the Bay, as the qualifying tournament came to a close at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The event had been scheduled to conclude on Sunday, but officials ended the tournament early due to rain in Sunday's forecast.
Magnaudet defeated UNLV's sixth-seeded Maxim Verboven, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the quarterfinals and beat Stanford's seventh-seeded Neel Rajesh, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, in the semifinals Saturday. James Watt of Saint Mary's, the other singles finalist, also advanced to the Battle in the Bay.
In doubles, the Cal pair of Derrick Chen and John Kim, seeded second, won twice on Saturday to reach the final. Chen, a sophomore, and Kim, a freshman, defeated UNLV's Aaron Bailey and Dusan Rsovac, 8-1, in the quarterfinal round and then beat the duo of Cal sophomore Mikey Wright and Andrei Volgin of UC Davis, 8-5, in the semifinals. The Bears would have faced Watt and Thibaud Maxant of Saint Mary's in the final, after the Gaels knocked off Magnaudet and Cal teammate Alex Chang in the semis, 8-4. With Kim and Chen withdrawing, Maxant and Watt moved on to the Sept. 23-25 Battle in the Bay at the California Tennis Club in San Francisco.
Also next weekend, a contingent of Bears will compete in the 10th annual College Invitational at the Silverado Resort & Spa in the Napa Valley.
Battle in the Bay Qualifier
Sept. 17, 2022, in Berkeley, Calif.
Hellman Tennis Complex
Lucas Magnaudet/Alex Chang (Cal) def. (1) Johannes Seeman/Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice (SDSU), 8-7(4)
(2) Derrick Chen/John Kim (Cal) def. Aaron Bailey/Dusan Rsovac (UNLV), 8-1
Mikey Wright (Cal)/Andrei Volgin (UC Davis) def. (3) Bora Sengul/Chikaya Sato (SDSU), 8-1
Thibaud Maxant/James Watt (SMC) def. (4) Maxim Verboven/Milos Dabic (UNLV), 8-1
(2) Derrick Chen/John Kim (Cal) def. Mikey Wright (Cal)/Andrei Volgin (UC Davis), 8-5
Thibaud Maxant/James Watt (SMC) def. Lucas Magnaudet/Alex Chang (Cal), 8-4
Consolation Quarterfinal Qualifying
Luka Kalenic/Nikola Kuraica (USF) def. Ryan Lam/Sam Hall (UCSC), 8-5
Jackson Atherton/Anton Ornberg (UNLV) def. Johan Garpered/Moritz Hoffmann (USF), w/o (inj.)
Consolation Quarterfinal Round
Neel Rajesh/Isaac Gorelik (Stanford) def. Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice/Johannes Seeman (SDSU)
Consolation Semifinal Round
Jackson Atherton/Anton Ornberg (UNLV) def. Andre Madirossian/Andrew Tjoa (UCSC), 8-6
Neel Rajesh/Isaac Gorelik (Stanford) def. Luka Kalenic/Nikola Kuraica (USF), 8-4
(DOUBLES FINALS NOT PLAYED)
Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. (6) Maxim Verboven (UNLV), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
(8) James Watt (SMC) def. (1) Derrick Chen (Cal), 6-3, 7-5
(4) Andrei Volgin (UC Davis) def. (5) Johannes Seeman (SDSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
(7) Neel Rajesh (Stanford) def. Anton Ornberg (UNLV), 6-4, 6-3
Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. (7) Neel Rajesh (Stanford), 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
(8) James Watt (SMC) def. Andrei Volgin (UC Davis), 6-3, 7-5
(MAIN DRAW SINGLES FINAL NOT PLAYED)
Consolation Quarterfinal Round
Eugenio Gonzalez Fitzmaurice (SDSU) def. Johan Garpered (USF), 6-2, 6-4
Aaron Bailey (UNLV) def. Bora Sengul (SDSU), 4-6, 6-0, 10-2
Extra Singles Matches
Andrew Tjoa (UCSC) def. Sumir Srivastava (SMC), 6-3, 6-4
Nikola Kuraica (USF) def. Sam Hall (UCSC), 6-4, 6-3
Thibauld Maxant (SMC) def. Andre Madirossian (UCSC), 6-7(4), 6-3, 10-8
Alex Chang (Cal) def. Luka Kalenic (USF), 6-1, 6-2
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