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