Oct. 29, 2007
BERKELEY, CALIF. - Sophomore Torin Ching was the top USF performer, winning three matches and placing second in the Flight C Singles Consolation bracket, at the Chandler Cup Invitational held over the weekend.
Following a 6-2, 6-4, loss to Cal's Andy Chirita in the round of 32, Ching topped Orion Ashmore and Tony Bulich of Nevada, 6-1, 6-3 and 6-3, 7-6 (5) respectively. In the consolation semifinals Ching defeated UC San Diego's Chad Becker, 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for the finals. Facing his third Nevada opponent, Kristian Kuharsky, Ching took a one set lead winning 6-4 to open the consolation championship match. Kuharsky, however, proved fatal as he went on to win the next two sets, 6-0 and 1-0 (10-6).
Teaming with Rainer Nahbauer, Ching also won two doubles' matches and finished in the semifinal round, where him and his partner were beat by Washington's Ryo Sekiguchi and Skyler Tateishi, 8-6.
Junior Falko Huettenberger had another notable finish for the Dons. The Germany native won 6-2, 6-3 over Sacramento State's Sven-David Rueff in the round of 32 and 6-4, 6-0 against Cal's Nico Horgen in the round of 16. His run ended in the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Washington's Sekiguchi.
The USF men's tennis team will be back in action on November 9 - 11 as they attend the Pacific Invitational in Stockton , Calif.