Pictured Alex Sarkissian and Francis Alcantara
La Jolla, Calif. - (February 27, 2014) – The courts at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will be busy on Friday as the 125th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship, which features many of the best NCAA men's college tennis teams in the country and a strong field of independent players, will play a total of 123 matches over the first three rounds.
Friday’s matches are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. (PST). The majority of the seeded teams received first-round byes and will play later in the day. One first-round match of interest for local tennis fans will pit
Milen Ianakiev and Jonas Meinzer of San Diego State University against Andrew Raphaelson and Ciaran Fitzgerald of cross-town rival University of San Diego at 10:30 a.m. (PST).
Among Thursday evening’s results in an abbreviated schedule, ninth-seeded Jacob Brumm of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and San Diego’s John Chanfreau advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Trent Aaron of San Pedro, Calif. and Alan Chang, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
In other tournament news, Max De Vroome of Vught, Netherlands replaced Peter Smith of Long Beach, Calif. in the tournament draw. De Vroome will team with Kaes Van’t Hof of Newport Beach, Calif. As the top-seeded independent team, they received a first-round bye and will play their opening round match on Friday at 2 p.m. (PST).
In addition to schedule and weather updates throughout each day of the tournament, the complete draw, scores and results can be found at: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=138252
The starting time for the remaining days of the tournament are as follows: Friday, Feb. 28 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, March 1 – 9 a.m.; Sunday, March 2 – Semifinals at 9 a.m.; Championship Final will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. (all times are PST).
Collegiate teams entered in the 2014 Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship:
Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps College (CMS)
Oklahoma State University
St. John’s University
San Diego State University (SDSU)
University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
University of California, Berkeley (CAL)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
University of San Diego (USD)
University of Southern California (USC)
William & Mary
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Named “Club of the Year” for 2011 by the San Diego District Tennis Association and one of the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World” by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club's reputation as a top tennis destination started when it attracted its first major tournament – the Pacific Coast Men's
Doubles Championship in 1942. The tournament is one of the five-oldest tennis events in the world and the second oldest tennis event in the United States. First held in 1890 at The Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California, the event was created to promote the sale of real estate on the Monterey peninsula.
The original concept pitted the best players from the East versus those from the West. This coast-to-coast rivalry was the inspiration for the Davis Cup. Past winners of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship include Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony
Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston, John McEnroe, and many other world-class champions.
The Club will also be hosting the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Women’s 50-90 age groups and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Hard Court Tournament for Men’s 60-85 age groups on Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18.
About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the award-winning Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit www.LJBTC.com.