Oct. 20, 2012
MORAGA, Calif. - Four UC Davis men's tennis players advanced past the first round of action to the round of 64 with singles wins on Friday to open the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional in Moraga.
Toki Sherbakov won his first-round match, defeating Sacramento State's Henrik Raag in three sets. After dropping the first set 5-7, Sherbakov came back to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the round of 64.
Alec Haley also moved on to the round of 64 after a two-set win over Washington's Dragos Puscalau. Haley edged Puscalau in the first set 7-5, then took an easy 6-1 win in set two to move on.
Freshman Brett Bacharach easily defeated Stanford's Fawaz Hourani in his first-round match with a 6-3, 6-1 straight-set victory, while Kyle Miller claimed a 7-6(3) first-set win over Washington's Nico Lunardi before taking the match with a 6-2 second-set win.
In the round of 64, Sherbakov fell to Stanford's Maciek Romanowicz 6-4, 6-0 while Haley dropped his next match 6-0, 6-2 to Sacramento State's Alexandr Malko.
Bacharach faced Washington's Marton Bots, the fourth-seeded player of the third quarter bracket, and took Bots to three sets. He defeated Bots 6-3 in the first set, but then fell 6-1, 6-2 in the next two sets.
Miller's round of 64 match resulted in a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Gonzaga's Olivier Jamin.
Four other Aggies moved to Saturday's men's singles consolation round after dropping their first round matches. Mitch Thorp will take on Eduardo Bringold of Eastern Washington after losing 6-2, 6-1 to San Francisco's Germaine Bahri.
Hugo Verdi-Fortin will face off against Sacramento State Roy Brandys on Saturday after dropping a 6-1, 6-1 decision to Stanford's Anthony Tsodikov. George Horowitz plays Pacific's Ben Mirkin after falling 6-4, 6-3 to Oregon's Daniel Sardu and Adam Luba takes on Sacramento State's Tom Miller after a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Oregon's Michael Schaeffer.
Doubles action also begins on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
USTA/ITA NORTHWEST REGIONAL
UC Davis results only
Singles - Round of 128
Germaine Bahri (USF) def. Mitch Thorp (UCD), 6-2, 6-1
Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Henrik Raag (SAC), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) def. Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD), 6-1, 6-1
Daniel Sardu (ORE) def. George Horowitz (UCD), 6-4, 6-3
Alec Haley (UCD) def. Dragos Puscalau (UW), 7-5, 6-1
Brett Bacharach (UCD) def. Fawaz Hourani (STAN), 6-3, 6-1
Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Nico Lunardi (UW), 7-6(3), 6-2
Michael Schaeffer (ORE) def. Adam Luba (UCD), 6-4, 6-4
Singles - Round of 64
Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) def. Toki Sherbakov (UCD), 6-4, 6-0
Alexandr Malko (SAC) def. Alec Haley (UCD), 6-0, 6-2
Marton Bots (UW) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Olivier Jamin (GON) def. Kyle Miller (UCD), 6-2, 6-1