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Toreros Compete at Fresno State Bulldog Classic

Oct. 13, 2006

(Fresno, CA) - The USD men's tennis team, under the direction of head coach Tom Hagedorn, are opening up their 2006-07 season by competing at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, California this weekend. In first day action Tom Liversage won both of his singles matches to advance to the Flight A quarterfinals. He downed Henri Landes of UC Davis (6-4, 6-1), and Warwick Foy of Sacramento State (6-2, 6-4). In Flight B singles, Matt Ozurovich, Charl Wolmarans and Sammy Atri each won their opening round match, while newcomer Levon Brown earned a 6-0, 6-3 win over Cal Poly's Patrick Nelson in Flight C action. In Flight A Doubles, Liversage and Wolmarans teamed up for a 8-1 win over the UC Davis brother tandem of Hunter and Tyler Lee. USD also had two doubles teams advance in Flight B action. The tournament wraps up on Sunday.

Flight A Singles
(5) Thomas Liversage (USD) df. Henri Landes (UC Davis); 6-4, 6-1
Mirko Zapleta (FSU) df. Jonas Mouly (USD); 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Moritz Starke (UOP) df. Chris Coetzee (USD); 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Vladimir Zdravkovic (UOP) df. Ryo Sekiguchi (USD); 6-3, 6-3

Round of 16
(5) Liversage (USD) df. Warwick Foy (Sac St.); 6-2, 6-4

Mouly (USD) df. Kyle Roybal (Cal Poly); 7-5, 6-3
Anton Styhas (Sac St.) df. Sekiguchi (USD); 6-7, 6-4, 6-0
Coetzee (USD) df. Tommy Hicks (Santa Clara); 6-2, 6-0

Flight B Singles
Sammy Atri (USD) df. Maros Blaha (UOP); 6-3, 6-0

Round of 16
(8) Matt Ozurovich (USD) df. Tim Lantin (Sac St.); 6-2, 6-4
(3) Charl Wolmarans (USD) df. Jarryd Cooper (USC); 7-6, 6-2
Atri (USD) df. (7) Neal Vallurapalli (Santa Clara); 7-6, 6-2

Fight C Singles
Levon Brown (USD) df. Patrick Nelson (Cal Poly); 6-0, 6-3
Nick Amaroli (UC Davis) df. Laurence Kourie (USD); 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Flight A Doubles

Round of 16
(3) Liversage/Wolmarans (USD) df. Lee/Lee (UC Davis); 8-1
Medina/Zafaris (Fresno Pacific) df. Coetzee/Mouly (USD); 8-5

Flight B Doubles

Round of 16
Atri/Sekiguchi (USD) df. Biaha/Ebrahim (UOP); 8-2
Brown/Ozurovich (USD) df. Price/Veskimagi (UOP); 8-4