Pepperdine Continues Action at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
Two Wave duos to meet in tomorrow's consolation semifinals at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
March 2, 2013
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The Pepperdine men’s tennis team had a successful showing on day two of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship, highlighted by two Wave pairs advancing to the consolation semifinals.
Francis Alcantara (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines/Fresno State) and Finn Tearney (Wellington, New Zealand/Wellington College) rebounded from yesterday’s loss in the main draw with three-straight wins in consolation today. The duo, ranked #27 in the ITA doubles poll, first prevailed over Anthony Tsodikov and Brandon Coupe in three sets before chalking a 6-2, 6-1 decision against No. 7 seed Trent Miller and Brent Davis.
In the consolation quarterfinals, Alcantara and Tearney topped KC Corkery and Blake Muller – a top seed at the tournament – 6-3, 6-1.
David Sofaer (Bellevue Hill, Australia/Sydney Distance Education HS) and Mousheg Hovhannisyan (North Hollywood, Calif./Continental Academy) had a similar day, winning three in a row to earn a spot in tomorrow’s consolation semifinals.
Although Sofaer and Hovhannisyan dropped their first set of the day, the duo won the next six in a row in convincing fashion. They will take on Alcantara and Tearney tomorrow morning.
Alex Sarkissian (Glendale, Calif./Glendale CC) and Sebastian Fanselow (Essen, Germany/Kaplan College Prep) won three-consecutive matches in the main draw yesterday to reach the round of 16. The Waves, seeded sixth, met with top seed and #18-ranked Chris Konigsfeldt and Campbell Johnson of California.
Although the favorited Golden Bears advanced, it was not without a strong challenge from Sarkissian and Fanselow. It took a tiebreaker in both sets to determine a winner.
The consolation semifinal is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, with the finals to follow at 1:30 p.m. Complete draws can be found here.
Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
Mar 1-3, 2013 at La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club)
Main Draw – Round of 16
#18 Chris Konigsfeldt/Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Sebastian Fanselow/Alex Sarkissian (PEP) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4)
Consolation Round Three
Mousheg Hovhannisyan/David Sofaer (PEP) def. Trevor Horstmann/Chris Haworth (OKST) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
#27 Francis Alcantara/Finn Tearney (PEP) def. Anthony Tsodikov/Brandon Coupe (Individuals) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Consolation Round Four
Mousheg Hovhannisyan/David Sofaer (PEP) def. Devon Sousa/Camil Salomon (UCSD) 6-3, 6-2
#27 Finn Tearney/Francis Alcantara (Pepperdine) def. Trent Miller/Brent Davis (Individuals) 6-2, 6-1
#27 Francis Alcantara/Finn Tearney (PEP) def. KC Corkery/Blake Muller (Individuals) 6-3, 6-1
Mousheg Hovhannisyan/David Sofaer (PEP) def. Addison Appleby/Ryan Rosen (Individuals) 6-1, 6-1