Aggies To Play In Consolation Finals Sunday
Nov. 3, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. - Adam Levie advanced to Sunday's ITA White backet singles consolation finals while Alec Haley and Kyle Miller will play in the Black bracket doubles consolation finals after the trio of UC Davis men's tennis players won semifinal matches on Saturday at the Pacific Tiger Invitational in Stockton.
Brett Bacharach and George Horowitz teamed to advance to the Orange doubles semifinals as did Aggie teammate Adam Levie and Toki Sherbakov. However, both duos were later eliminated in the semifinal round.
Levie advanced to his final by rolling past Bryce Purse of Modesto Junior College, 6-0, 6-1 and will face Eric Cederwall of Pacific on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Cederwall advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 over teammmate Farter Hafifi. Levie enters the consolation final having allowed just one game over his last four sets.
Haley and Miller posted an 8-3 win over Germaine Bahri and Johan Samuelson of the University of San Francisco. They'll play their final on Sunday morning at 9, facing Alex Jackson and Purcer from Modesto.
Sherbakov, playing in the Orange bracket singles - the highest of the tournament - was hoping to move into the singles semifinals after moving into Saturday's quarterfinals but he lost a hard-fought match to Maciek Romanowicz of Stanford, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
UC Davis found early success in the Orange bracket doubles with Sherbakov and Levie teaming to beat Fresno State's Reid DeLaubenfels and Sam MacNeil 9-7 in the Orange quarterfinals but were later eliminated by Romanowicz and Robert Stineman of Stanford, 8-6.
Bacharach and Horowitz also won a quarterfinal match in the Orange bracket, downing Campbell Johnson and Chase Melton of Cal, 8-4. However, their run came to an end in the semis as well, losing to Stanford's Daniel Ho and Denis Lin, 8-2.
Miller led five Aggies in the round-robin singles bracket, posting an exciting 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday. He was the only UC Davis player to win a match in the bracket.
The tournament concludes on Sunday.
PACIFIC TIGERS INVITATIONAL
UC Davis results only
Round-Robin Men's Singles (Round Robin 1)
Sam MacNeil (FS) def. Mitch Thorp (UCD), 7-6 (4), 6-1
Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FS), 6-3, 7-6 (7)
Karue Dell (UCLA) def. Brett Bacharach (UCD), 6-1, 6-1
Trevor James (PAC) def. George Horowitz (UCD), 6-2, 6-3
Denis Stolyarov (PAC) def. Alec Haley (UCD), 6-1, 6-4
ITA Orange Singles Quarterfinals
Maciek Romanowicz (STN) def. Toki Sherbakov (UCD), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
ITA Orange Doubles Quarterfinals
Brett Bacharach-George Horowitz (UCD) def. Campbell Johnson-Chase Melton (CAL), 8-4
Adam Levie-Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Reid DeLaubenfels-Sam MacNeil (FS), 9-7
ITA Orange Doubles Semifinals
Daniel Ho-Denis Lin (STN) def. Brett Bacharach-George Horowitz (UCD), 8-2
Maciek Romanowicz-Robert Stinemann (STN) def. Adam Levie-Toki Sherbakov (UCD), 8-6
ITA White Singles Consolation Semifinals
Adam Levie (UCD) def. Bryce Purser (MJC), 6-0, 6-1
ITA Black Doubles Quarterfinals
Jordan Smith-Nikhil Jayashankar (CAL) def. Adam Luba-Mitch Thorp (UCD), 8-3
ITA Black Doubles Consolation Quarterfinals
Drexler Dy-Jimmy Manning (SON) def. Adam Luba-Mitch Thorp (UCD), inj, default
ITA Black Doubles Consolation Semifinals
Alec Haley-Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Germaine Bahri-Johan Samuelsson (USF), 8-3
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