March 1, 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif. - One of only three non-seeded teams to advance to the Rd. of 16 Friday afternoon at the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, Calif., Adam Levie and Toki Sherbakov will have an opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals when they return to action Saturday afternoon at 11:15 a.m.
Levie/Sherbakov will face another unseeded team comprised of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Joe Dorn and Warren Wood. Results of Saturday's match can be found at the tournament's website by clicking here.
Earning their first victory Thursday evening, Levie/Sherbakov won four of their collective five sets played Friday afternoon to extend their time at the Doubles Championships.
The pair opened the day by defeating Boston College's Billy Grokenberger/Philip Nelson in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, before facing USC's Michael Grant and Johnny Grant immediately thereafter.
Levie/Sherbakov opened their nightcap by taking the first set 6-2 before dropping the next frame by a narrow 4-6 margin to force a third, and decisive set. By winning that frame 10-7, Levie/Sherbakov earned an opportunity to face CMS' Dorn/Wood in a Saturday morning match.
Other UC Davis doubles teams winning matches today include Brett Bacharach and George Horowitz.
Opening their day with a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-7 win against Bryant Dudzik and Ryan Jorgensen, Bacharach/Horowitz continued their success by earning a straight set 6-0, 7-5 victory over Villanova's Ryan Peyton and Christopher Seitz.
These teams may face one another one again when UC Davis faces Villanova in its Sunday's 2 p.m. dual match at the Peninsula Tennis Club in San Diego, Calif.
Bacharach/Horowitz's day ended in the Rd. of 32 when they were defeated by San Diego's Roman Kalaydjian/Victor Pugliese, the event's No. 9 seed, by a 6-3, 6-0 score.
Even though Mitch Thorp and Hugo Verdi-Fortin fell to No. 3 seed Ben McLachlan/Mads Engstead from Cal 6-3, 6-2, their day continued as participants in the tournament's consolation bracket.
Drawing San Diego State's Juan Florez/Andranik Khachatryan in the First Round, Thorp/Verdi-Fortin fell 6-4, 6-2 to end their time at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
Advancing to the Rd. of 32 with their Thursday night triumph, Adam Luba and Kyle Miller dropped their match to Oklahoma State's Richard Del Nunzio and Matt Campbell 6-3, 6-2.
Parker Kelley teamed up with UC San Diego's Andrew Malozsak to defeat Thorsten Bertsch/Marvin Tawasi from San Diego State 6-4, 6-0 before losing to UCLA's Adrien Puget/Karue Sell 6-0, 6-0.
Head coach Eric Steidlmayer and assistant coach Michael Meyer were the final UC Davis doubles team to take the court on Friday and also advanced to the Rd. of 32.
Beginning the morning by dropping their first set 4-6 to Oklahoma State's Oleksiy Arovin/Brady Bohrnstedt, the pair responded by blanking their Cowboy opponents 6-0 in the second set before pulling away to capture the match by taking the third set by a 10-7 score.
Steidlmayer/Meyer then punched their ticket to the Rd. of 32 by defeating Matthew Jones and Jenson Turner 6-3, 3-6, 10-3, earning a chance to face the tournament's No. 4 seed in UCLA's Alex Brigham and Clay Thompson.
Competing in their third match of the day, Steidlmayer/Meyer were downed 6-2, 6-1 to wrap-up action for UC Davis in the second day of action in La Jolla, Calif.
Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
(La Jolla, Calif.)
Rd. of 128
Ben McLachlan/Mads Engstead (No. 3, CAL) def. Mitch Thorp/Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) def. Bryan Dudzik/Ryan Jorgensen (IND) 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-7
Parker Kelley (USD)/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Thorsten Bertsch/Marvin Tawasi (SDSU) 6-4, 6-0
Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) def. Oleksiy Arovin/Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU) 4-6, 6-0, 10-7
Rd. of 64
Richard Del Nunzio/Matt Campbell (No. 9, OSU) def. Adam Luba/Kyle Miller (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) def. Ryan Peyton/Christopher Seitz (NOVA) 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7
Adrien Puget/Karue Sell (No. 9, UCLA) def. Parker Kelley (USD)/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0
Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Jakob Karnopp/Andrew Raphaelson (BC) 6-2, 6-1
Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) def. Matthew Jones/Jenson Turner (No. 9, IND) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
Rd. of 32
Roman Kalaydjian/Victor Pugliese (USD) def. Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) 6-3, 6-0
Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Michael Grant/Johnny Wang (USC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
Alex Brigham/Clay Thompson (No. 4, UCLA) def. Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
Juan Florez/Adranik Khachatryan (SDSU) def. Mitch Thorp/Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD) 6-4, 6-2