Men's Tennis Impressive in First Day at Pacific Tournament
The Wolf Pack won four doubles matches and won six of eight singles matches on the day.
In Flight A, Benjamin David beat
In Flight B, the Pack had four victorious players as Guerin Smith, Augustin Myard, Alex Daruty and Gabe Kanzelmeyer each won their matches.
In Flight C, Antone Bulich won but Orion Ashmore and Cameron Spearman fell.
“Of our nine players, seven of them won and moved into the quarterfinals so it was a good day for the Wolf Pack,” third-year coach Chad Stoloff said. “I was really happy with Guerin and Alex in particular. Guerin came back from a set down and a break down to win. Alex beat a very good player from Saint Mary’s (Youssef El Boozkoori) and he worked hard for that match all the way through.”
“I liked the way they played today,” Stoloff said. “They were very aggressive and got after it today.”
Laurent Garcin and Guerin Smith won their first round Flight A match, defeating Justin Garcia and Shaun Garcia of UC Davis 8-2 in the match. But the
In other doubles play, Alex Daruty and Cameron Spearman fell in the first round of the Flight B doubles, as did Antone Bulich and Gabe Kanzelmeyer. Daruty and Spearman rebounded to beat Henri Landes and Kevin Liang of UC Davis in round two, 8-6.
Pacific Invitational Singles Results Day One
Flight A Round of 16
Tu, Thong (USF), def. Garcia, Justin (UC Davis), 6-0; 6-1
Landes, Henry (UC Davis) def. Olsen, Connor (
David, Benjamin (
Dvorak, Marek (St. Mary’s) def. Nachbauer, Rainer (USF), 4-6; 7-6(4); 6-2
Flight B Round of 16
Gonzalez, David (Pacific) def. Elefant, Dan (UC Davis), 6-1; 6-7(5); 7-6(7)
Smith, Guerin (
Myard, Augustin (
Daruty, Alex (
Kanzelmeyer, Gabe (
Veskimagi, Vegerd (Pacific) def. Hart, Einar (USF), 6-3; 6-4
Flight C Round of 16
Ellison, Jerry (St. Mary’s) def. Van Wagner, Brian (Pacific), 6-2; 6-0
Ching, Torin (USF) def. Ashmore, Orion (
Liang, Kevin (UC Davis) def. Spearman, Cameron (
Bulich, Tony (
Garcia, Shaun (UC Davis) def. Welty, Matt (St. Mary’s), 6-3; 6-3
Vu, Quan (
Lee, Hunter (UC Davis) def. Emerson, Jeff (St. Mary’s), 6-2; 6-4
Flight A Doubles Round One: