MEN’S TENNIS FINISHES PLAY AT THE ITA REGIONALS; MALKO AND MARKSOO REACH ROUND OF 32
MORAGA, Calif. — Sacramento State's Aliaksandr Malko and Marek Marksoo both reached the round of 32, and the duo advanced to the doubles round of 16 to highlight the Hornets' appearance at ITA Northwest Regional Championships over the weekend at the Moraga Country Club.
Sacramento State traveled eight players to the tournament, comprised of senior Malko, junior Oliver Andersen, sophomores Roy Brandys, Sean Kolar, Tom Miller and Marksoo, and freshmen Henrik Raag and Niranjan Ram. Five of the eight players picked up at least one victory during the singles portion of the event, and all but two of the players posted at least one doubles win.
The singles draw saw Marksoo pick up victories over opponents from Stanford and Portland, before falling in the round of 32 on Saturday to Saint Mary's Joakim Norstrom, 6-3, 6-2. After receiving a bye in the first round, Malko crushed UC Davis' Alec Haley (6-0, 6-2) before falling in the round of 32 to Cal's Campbell Johnson, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. Both Brandys and Miller reached the third round of the consolation draw before losing to opponents from Pacific.
In doubles play, the tandem of Malko and Marksoo advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Cal's Ben and Riki McLachlan. The Hornets doubles teams of Kolar/Miller and Raag/Ram won their matches in the round of 64 before falling in the round of 32.
Complete singles and doubles results from each of Sacramento State's players can be found below.
Sacramento State is now finished with its fall portion of the schedule and will not play until the spring season opener at Stanford on Jan. 15.
ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS - Sacramento State's Results
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - lost to Daan Maasland (Oregon), 7-5, 6-2
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - lost to Riki McLachlan (Cal), 6-1, 7-6 (5)
Oct. 19 - Consolation Round 1 - def. Hugo Fortin (UC Davis), 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
Oct. 20 - Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Oct. 21 - Consolation Round 3 - lost to Daniel Alameh (Pacific), 6-4, 6-3
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - def. Brent Chin (Oregon), 6-3, 6-2
Oct. 19 - Ruond of 64 - lost to Alex Golding (Pacific), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - Bye
Oct. 19 - Round of 64 - def. Alec Haley (UC Davis), 6-0, 6-2
Oct. 20 - Round of 32 - lost to Campbell Johnson (Cal), 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - def. Denis Lin (Stanford), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Oct. 19 - Round of 64 - def. Stefan Micov (Portland), 7-5, 7-6 (6)
Oct. 20 - Round of 32 - lost to Joakim Norstrom (Saint Mary's), 6-3, 6-2
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - lost to Trevor James (Pacific), 6-0, 6-0
Oct. 19 - Consolation Round 1 - def. Adam Luba (UC Davis), 6-0, 6-4
Oct. 20 - Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Oct. 21 - Consolation Round 3 - lost to Alex Ferrero (Portland), 5-7, 6-1, 10-7
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - lost to Toki Sherbakov (UC Davis), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Oct. 19 - Consolation Round 1 - lost to Justin Guay (Portland), 7-6 (5), 6-2
Oct. 19 - Round of 128 - lost to Mads Engsted (Cal), 7-6 (6), 6-3
Oct. 19 - Consolation Round 1 - lost to Sam Ecker (Stanford), 0-6, 7-6 (1), 11-9
OLIVER ANDERSEN/ROY BRANDYS
Oct. 20 - Round of 64 - lost to Aaron Clissold/Daniel Sardu (Oregon), 8-1
SEAN KOLAR/TOM MILLER
Oct. 20 - Round of 64 - def. Jordan Smith/Wyatt Houghton (Cal), 8-2
Oct. 20 - Round of 32 - lost to Reid DeLaubengels/Sam MacNeil (Fresno State), 9-8 (2)
ALIAKSANDR MALKO/MAREK MARKSOO
Oct. 20 - Round of 64 - Bye
Oct. 20 - Round of 32 - def. Alvaro Nazal/Pablo Mosquera (Gonzaga), 8-4
Oct. 21- Round of 16 - lost to Ben McLachlan/Riki McLachlan (Cal), 8-0
HENRIK RAAG/NIRANJAN RAM
Oct. 20 - Round of 64 - def. Hayden Smith/Levin Guillermo (Gonzaga), 8-1
Oct. 20 - Round of 32 - lost to Emmett Egger/Max Manthou (Washington), 8-1