Nov. 5, 2007
STOCKTON, CALIF. - San Francisco men's tennis performed well at the Pacific Invitational held last weekend taking home top honors in doubles, having two individuals play at the semifinal round or higher and having a player win the consolation title.
The Dons' pairings of Asaf Cohen and Rainer Nachbauer, and Torin Ching and Mitch Del Rosario both went undefeated in Round Robin play. Cohen and Nachbauer were 3-0 in Flight B winning contests versus Nevada's Alex Daruty and Cameron Spearman, 8-2, Saint Mary's Achim Christner and Andrea Zannoni, 9-7, and UC Davis' Henry Landes and Kevin Liang, 8-5. In Flight C, Ching and Del Rossario had a 2-0 record beating Nevada's Benjamin David and Augustin Myard, 8-6, and Saint Mary's Youssef El Bouzkouri and Jerry Ellison, 8-5.
USF's Einar Hart and Tu Thong, who battled in Flight A, also went home proud with a 2-1 record. The duo topped Pacific's Artem Gramma and Vegerd Verskimagi, 8-6, and Nevada's Laurent Garcin and Guerin Smith, 9-8.
Dons' junior Falko Huettenberger went 2-1 and took second in Flight B Singles. On route to runner-up honors, Huettenberger defeated Nevada's Smith and Pacific's David Gonzalez. Saint Mary's Andrea Zannoni bested Huettenberger, winning two sets to one in the finals, 1-6; 7-5; 6-2. Cohen made his way to the Flight A Semifinals before losing, 6-3; 6-3, to Nevada's Garcin. Cohen was 1-1 for the tournament.
USF's Nachbauer won the Flight A Singles consolation title with a 2-1 record. Following an opening loss to Saint Mary's Marek Dvorak, 6-4; 6-7(4); 2-6, Nachbauer defeated Pacific's Gramma , 6-2; 6-0, and Justin Garcia of Nevada, 6-7; 6-3, 10-5.
Hart placed second in the Flight B Singles consolation bracket losing, 6-2; 6-0, to Shaun Garcia of UC Davis.
The tournament was the final fall competition for USF. The Dons will next be in action on March 13, 2008 when they host Penn.