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USF Men's Tennis Finishes Weekend in Palo Alto with Eight Wins

Oct. 23, 2006

(Palo Alto, CA) - USF men's tennis completed its weekend at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional, hosted by Stanford at the Taube Tennis Center. The Dons were led by senior Matt Berry and sophomore Thong Tu, both seeded No. 17, who boasted early wins in the singles bracket.

Tu defeated Nevada's Gabe Kanzelmeyer 6-2; 6-2 in the round of 128. Tu then overpowered Cal's John Petit 6-2; 6-1 before falling 7-5; 7-6(1) to the No. 11 seed, Washington's Andy Kuharsky, in a close round of 32 match. Berry overpowered Sacramento State's Warrick Foy 7-6(2); 6-1 to advance to the round of 32 where he was upset by Stanford's Eric McKean 6-3; 6-2.

Junior Falko Huttenberger downed Gonzaga's Cooper Bryce 6-0; 6-1 in the round of 128, but was then defeated 7-5; 6-3 by the fourth seed, Fresno State's Jakub Cech, who would go on to advance to the semifinals. Huttenberger advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket where he overpowered Oregon's Francisco Gallardo 6-4; 7-5.

In the doubles bracket, all three USF pairs enjoyed early wins in the round of 64. Tu and freshman partner Asaf Cohen downed Sacramento State's Warrick Foy and Ramon Perez 8-6 before falling 8-3 to fourth seeded pair Matt Seeberger and Andreas Weber from Hawaii.

Sophomores Torin Ching and Mitch Del Rosario defeated St. Mary's Dan Anderson and Thomas Dawson 8-2, then were defeated 8-3 by Fresno State's Jakub Cech and Mirko Zapletal, the tournament's third seeded pair. Partners Berry and Huttenberger defeated Pacific's Robert Price and Vegerd Veskimagi 8-5, then fell to St. Mary's Joel Kusnierz and Adam Fauvre 8-6.

The Dons return to action at their final event of the fall, the Pacific Tigers Fall Invitational in Stockton, CA November 3-5.