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Dons Top Pilots 4-1 to Take Fifth Place in WCC Championships

April 22, 2007

The USF men's tennis team concluded a successful trip to the WCC Championships with a 4-1 win over fourth seed Portland Sunday at the University of San Diego. The Dons finished fifth in the event and concluded their season with a 13-13 mark.

The Dons broke ahead early, taking the doubles point as Torin Ching and Rainer Nachbauer won in a tiebreaker at two and Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario won 8-5 at the three slot.

Matthew Berry continued his red shot play winning 6-3, 6-1 at number one his 17th victory in the last 19 contests over Filip Zivkovic 6-3, 6-1. Rainier Nachbauer defeated Colby Jager 6-3, 6-1 at four and after Falko Huettenberger dropped a tough three set decision to Alex Strom, the Dons clinched fifth place with Thong Tu's three set (7-6, 2-6, 6-3) victory over Joel Kinkaid.

Consolation Final (5th place)No. 6 San Francisco 4, No. 4 Portland 1

Doubles:

#1 Jager/Zivkovic (POR) def. Berry/Huettenberger (USF) 8-6#2 Ching/Nachbauer (USF) def. Strom/Yemm (POR) 9-8 (7-4)#3 Cohen/Rosario (USF) def. Kincaid/Schleining (POR) 8-5Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles:

#1 â013 Matthew Berry (USF) def. Filip Zivkovic (POR) 6-3, 6-1#2 â013 Alex Strom (POR) def. Falko Huettenberger (USF) 6-2, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3#3 â013 Thong Tu (USF) def. Joel Kincaid (POR) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3#4 â013 Ranier Nachbauer (USF) def. Colby Jager (POR) 6-3, 6-1#5 â013 Charlie Yemm (POR) vs. Asaf Cohen (USF) Did Not Finish#6 â013 Scott Kennel (POR) vs. Mitch Del Rosario (USF) Did Not FinishOrder of Finish: 1, 4, 2, 3