Oct. 9, 2005
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Sophomore Henri Landes beat San Francisco's Will O'Shea in straight sets to move into the semifinals, then advanced past teammate Daniel Elefant to claim a berth in the final of the White singles draw, highlighting UC Davis action at the Bronco Invitational men's collegiate tennis tournament at Santa Clara's Dehgeri Tennis Center Saturday.
Also reaching a bracket final is the Aggie doubles tandem of Daniel Elefant and Casey McMakin, who clipped Saint Mary's team of Alp Ozpinar and Tim Welty, 8-3, in the consolation semifinal of the Red doubles draw. Elefant and McMakin earlier defeated Rafal Stupka and Thomas Dawson of Nevada by an 8-3 score in the consolation quarters.
Aggie sophomore Justin Garcia also gained a Sunday match, beating Will McAllister in a 6-3, 6-3 semifinal in the White consolation bracket.
Landes beat O'Shea by a 6-1, 6-2 score and Elefant defeated UC San Diego's Blake Meister, 6-3, 6-3, in the respective quarterfinal matches. Landes and Elefant then drew each other in the semis, although no score was available for Landes' advancement.
In other UC Davis action, Michael Chin took a 7-6, 6-1 win over Portland's Luis Gonzalez in Gold consolation round-robin play.
Three Aggies had the misfortunate of drawing seeded players in Saturday's play. McMakin lost in straight sets to top-seeded Santa Clara in the White singles quarterfinal. Landes and Jordan Combs faced second-seeded Scott Hohenstein and Grant Robertson of UC Santa Barbara, dropping a tough 8-6 decision.
The Bronco Invitational consists of three tiers of singles, designated as Blue, Red and White; and two flights of doubles, labeld Blue and Red. Additionally, a Gold round-robin was added to provide additional play to those eliminated from the Blue and Red brackets.
Landes faces No. 1 seed Tommy Hicks of Santa Clara in Sunday's White final. Garcia squares off with No. 2 seed Jeff Zellar in the White consolation final. In doubles action, Elefant and McMakin will await the winner of the consolation semifinal between Stanford and UC San Diego.
BRONCO INVITATIONAL MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT
October 8, 2005
GOLD SINGLES - CONSOLATION ROUND-ROBIN
Michael Chin (UC Davis) def. Luis Gonzalez (Portland), 7-6 (9), 6-1
RED SINGLES - CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS
Jordan Combs (UC Davis) def. Ramon Perez, (Sacramento State), 6-2, 6-4
RED SINGLES - CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS
Tore Deleuran (Cal) def. Jordan Combs (UC Davis), 6-0, 6-2
WHITE SINGLES - QUARTERFINALS
#1 Tommy Hicks (Santa Clara) def. Casey McMakin (UC Davis), 6-2, 6-4
Daniel Elefant (UC Davis) def. Blake Meister (UC San Diego), 6-3, 6-3
Henri Landes (UC Davis) def. Will O'Shea (San Francisco), 6-1, 6-2
WHITE SINGLES - SEMIFINALS
Henri Landes (UC Davis) def. Daniel Elefant (UC Davis), no score
WHITE SINGLES - CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS
Justin Garcia (UC Davis) def. Chris Iwamura (Santa Clara), default
WHITE SINGLES - CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS
Justin Garcia (UC Davis) def. Will McAllister (Sacramento State), 6-3, 6-3
RED DOUBLES - CONSOLATION SECOND ROUND
#2 Scott Hohenstein/Grant Robertson (UC Santa Barbara) def. Jordan Combs/Henri Landes (UC Davis), 8-6
RED DOUBLES - CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS
Daniel Elefant/Casey McMakin (UC Davis) def. Rafal Stupka/Thomas Dawson (Nevada), 8-3
RED DOUBLES - CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS
Daniel Elefant/Casey McMakin (UC Davis) def. Alp Ozpinar/Tim Welty (Saint Mary's), 8-3