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Semifinals Line-Up Features Top Four Men's Tennis Teams

April 24, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.-The four remaining top-seeds of the WCC Men's Tennis championship qualified for the semifinals round of the tournament. The four winners advanced after eliminating their opponents throughout the day at Barnes Tennis in San Diego.

Host and top-seed San Diego routed No. 9 Gonzaga for its seventh sweep of the season. The Toreros strolled past the Bulldogs 4-0 in the opening match for the men's portion of the tournament. With the win, the reigning regular season champions will put its 13-match win streak up against No. 4 Pacific. The Tigers started the day, defeating No. 5 Portland 4-0. Pacific overall record improves to 10-16, while the Pilots finish the season at 12-8. The Tigers took the doubles point 2-1 losing flight No. 1 where Jose Chamba and Miguel Diaz fell to Steffen Dierauf and Michail Pervolarakis heading into singles play. Diaz struck early taking the first singles point over Dierauf 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile, No. 6 LMU had their season come to an end after stumbling to No. 3 San Francisco 4-1 on courts 14-19. Recently crowned, Freshman of the Year Errol Smith pushed Nils Skajaa to three sets (4-6, 7-5(3), 3-1) that went unfinished after San Francisco's James Tallman won the match 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 over Felix Van Kann in the No. 3 flight. Elsewhere, No. 2 Pepperdine closed the day after securing the victory of No. 7 BYU 4-1. The Waves will face the Dons Friday afternoon in match seven at 1 p.m.

MM3: #1 San Diego 4, #9 Gonzaga 0
Doubles | Order of Finish 3, 1
1. Jordan Angus/Filip Vittek def. Hayden Smith/Vladimir Mijatovic (Gonzaga) 8-4
2. Uros Petronijevic/Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) vs. Nick Kamisar/Alvaro Nazal (Gonzaga) 6-4, unfinished
3. Alexandros Araouzos/Romain Kalaydjian (USD) def. Sergio Chip/Joey Brandt (Gonzaga) 8-3

Singles | Order of Finish 6, 1, 3
1. Uros Petronijevic (USD) def. Alvaro Nazal (Gonzaga) 6-0, 6-4
2. Filip Vittek (USD) vs. Nick Kamisar (Gonzaga) 4-6, 4-0, unfinished
3. Jordan Angus (USD) def. Hayden Smith (Gonzaga) 6-1, 7-5
4. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) vs. Vladimir Mijatovic (Gonzaga) 6-4, 2-3, unfinished
5. Geoffrey Fosso (USD) vs. Sergio Chip (Gonzaga) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
6. Alexandros Araouzos (USD) def. Connor Arend (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-1

MM4: #4 Pacific 4, #5 Portland 0
Doubles | Order of Finish 1, 2, 3
1. Steffen Dierauf/Michail Pervolarakis (POR) def. Jose Chamba/Miguel Diaz (PAC 4-8
2. Sem Verbeek/Marlon Brand (PAC) def. Reid deLaubenfels/Kent Andreasen (POR) 8-6
3. Alex Hamilton/Daniel Alameh (PAC) def. Mathieu Garcia/Pierre Garcia (POR) 8-6

Singles | Order of Finish 1, 3, 5
1. Miguel Diaz (PAC) def. Steffen Dierauf (POR) 6-4, 6-2
2. Alex Hamilton (PAC) vs. Reid deLaubenfels (POR) 2-6, 6-1, 3-4 DNF
3. Jose Chamba (PAC) def. Michail Pervolarakis (POR) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
4. Sem Verbeek (PAC) vs. Mathieu Garcia (POR) 7-5, 2-6, 0-1, DNF
5. Daniel Alameh (PAC) def. Pierre Garcia (POR) 6-4, 6-2
6. Marlon Brand (PAC) vs. Jared Madison (POR) 6-1, 2-6, 4-5, DNF

MM5: #3 San Francisco 4, # 6 LMU 1
Doubles | Order of Finish 2, 1, 3
1. Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa (USF) def. Errol Smith/Joat Farah (LMU) 8-3
2. Charles Boyce/Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. James Tallman/Christian Brockstedt (USF) 8-3
3. Thomas Takemoto/Vasco Valverde (USF) def. Todd Volmari/Felix Van Kann (LMU) 8-4

Singles | Order of Finish 1, 6, 4, 3
1. Bernardo Saraiva (USF) def. Charles Boyce (LMU) 6-1, 4-2, retired
2. Nils Skajaa (USF) vs. Errol Smith (LMU) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 1-3, unfinished
3. James Tallman (USF) def. Felix Van Kann (LMU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
4. Thomas Takemoto (USF) def. Joat Farah (LMU) 6-3, 7-5
5. Vasco Valverde (USF) vs. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) 6-4, 3-6, unfinished
6. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) def. Johan Samuelsson (USF) 6-1, 6-0

MM6: #2 Pepperdine, #7 BYU
Doubles | Order of Finish 2, 3, 1
1. Guilherme Hadlich/Rakshay Thakkar (PEP) def. SULLIVAN, Jacob/MONROE, Shane (BYU) 8-6
2. Pedro Iamachkine/Lautaro Pane (PEP) def. SARGEANT, Francis/CANALES, Juan (BYU) 8-4
3. BALL, David/CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) def. Tom Hill/Kento Tanaka-Tamaki (PEP) 8-5

Singles | Order of Finish 4, 2, 5
1. Guilherme Hadlich (PEP) vs. SARGEANT, Francis (BYU) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished
2. Rakshay Thakkar (PEP) def. MONROE, Shane (BYU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Stefan Menichella (PEP) vs. SULLIVAN, Jacob (BYU) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
4. Pedro Iamachkine (PEP) def. CANALES, Juan (BYU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Luca Marquard (PEP) def. CARRAZEDO, Aidan (BYU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Lautaro Pane (PEP) vs. BALL, David (BYU) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished