Nov. 2, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. - Toki Sherbakov will play in the ITA Orange Singles quarterfinals on Saturday after winning his lone match of the day while two Aggie doubles teams moved on in the ITA Orange Doubles bracket as the UC Davis men's tennis team opened play at the Pacific Tiger Invitational in Stockton.
Sherbakov is the lone singles player remaining for UC Davis. After earning a first-round bye, Sherbakov easily defeated Fresno State's Reid DeLaubenfels in a 6-2, 6-2 decision.
He will face Stanford's Maciek Romanowicz in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.
Sherbakov paired with Adam Levie in the Orange Doubles bracket to take an 8-5 round of 16 victory over Cal Poly's Devin Barber and Jordan Kepler. Brett Bacharach and George Horowitz also advanced from the Orange Doubles round of 16, defeating Fresno State's duo of Jeremy Quiroz and Sal Kartik 8-5.
Both pairs will play in the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Bacharach and Horowitz will face Cal's Campbell Johnson and Chase Melton while Sherbakov and Levie will take on DeLaubenfels and Sam MacNeil.
In other singles action, Bacharach also advanced to the round of 16 in the Orange Singles division after defeating James Markiewicz of Saint Mary's in three sets, winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, but fell to Stanford's Robert Stinemann 6-1, 6-4.
In the White Singles bracket, Mitch Thorp topped Pacific's Carter Hafif 6-3, 6-0 in the round of 16, but dropped his quarterfinal match to San Francisco's Johan Samuelsson 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Three Aggies advanced out of the round of 16 in the Black Singles bracket as Horowitz, Kyle Miller and Adam Luba each won their opening-round matches. Horowitz claimed a three-set win over Alec Wagner of Saint Mary's while Miller and Luba each won in straight sets, but all three fell in their quarterfinal matches.
PACIFIC TIGERS INVITATIONAL
UC Davis results only
ITA Orange Singles
Round of 32
Brett Bacharach (UCD) def. James Markiewicz (SMC), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
ITA Orange Doubles
Round of 16
Brett Bacharach-George Horowitz (UCD) def. Jeremy Quiroz-Sai Kartik (FSU), 8-5
Adam Levie-Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Devin Barber-Jordan Kepler (CP), 8-5
Johan Samuelsson (USF) def. Mitch Thorp (UCD), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Adam Levie (UCD) def. Jason Lee (USF), 6-0, 6-0
ITA Black Singles
Round of 16
George Horowitz (UCD) def. Alec Wagner (SMC), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Trevor James (PAC) def. Alex Haley (UCD), 7-5, 6-2
Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Nikhil Jayashankar (CAL), 6-4, 6-2
Adam Luba (UCD) def. Jordan Kepler (CP), 6-4, 7-6(5)
Wyatt Houghton (CAL) def. Alec Haley (UCD), 6-2, 6-4
ITA Black Doubles
Denis Stolyarov-Eric Cederwall (PAC) def. Alec Haley-Kyle Miller (UCD), 9-7
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