MEN’S TENNIS EARNS 10 SINGLES WINS, 3 DOUBLES VICTORIES AT ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS

MEN’S TENNIS EARNS 10 SINGLES WINS, 3 DOUBLES VICTORIES AT ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS

SEATTLE -- Sacramento State competed eight players at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships over the weekend in Seattle, and six players won at least one singles match, and three doubles teams were victorious.

The event featured 121 singles players, as well as 58 doubles teams from 16 schools across the northwest. The competing schools included California, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pepperdine, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle, Saint Mary's, Stanford, UC Davis and Washington.

All matches were held at the Nordstrom Tennis Center as well as the Seattle Tennis Club.

The Hornets traveled all but one player on the roster, including seniors Donald Hall, Mikus Losbergs, Dom Miller and Bernardo Moraes, juniors Louis Chabut and Hermont Legaspi, and freshmen Abdulaziz Albayouk and Johannes Gjerdaker.

Chabut, Gjerdaker, Hall, Legaspi, Losbergs and Miller each picked up singles wins, highlighted by Losbergs and Miller posting 3-1 records at the event. Losbergs defeated a pair of opponents from Santa Clara and one from Portland, while Miller knocked off two opponents from Eastern Washington and one from Santa Clara. In three fall tournaments, Miller is now a combined 8-2 in singles play.

In doubles, the combinations of Losbergs/Miller, Chabut/Legaspi, and Gjerdaker/Hall each won a match and reached the Round of 32. Chabut/Legaspi defeated a doubles team from Washington, and narrowly fell to another Pac-12 team of Charles Roberts and Armando Soemarnu from Oregon, 8-7 (2). That Oregon team was a No. 5 seed at the tournament. Losbergs/Miller also recorded a win over a Pac-12 opponent, defeating Riki Oshima and Ethan Young-Smith of Oregon by an 8-6 score.

Overall, Sacramento State posted 10 singles victories and three doubles wins at the five-day event which ran from Thursday through Sunday.

"Our guys played four straight days, and competed hard," Sacramento State head coach Kevin Kurtz said. "They were ready to go every day and I was pleased with their effort and intensity level. We played a lot of close matches against solid competition and continue to get better every day."

All of Sacramento State's results from the tournament can be found below. The Hornets' fourth fall competition will take place in Moraga at the Saint Mary's Invitational from Oct. 26-28. Sacramento State will also play at the Bulldog Classic (Nov. 2-4) to wrap up the fall portion of the season.

SINGLES BRACKET

Abdulaziz Albayouk
Round of 128 - lost to Matteo Fortini (PSU), 6-0, 6-1
Round of 64 - lost to David Woodland (USF), 6-3, 6-2

Louis Chabut
Round of 128 - lost to Timothy Sah (STAN), 6-1, 6-1
Consolation - def. Issa Yoshida (POR), 2-6, 6-4, 10-6

Johannes Gjerdaker
Round of 128 - lost to Cem Erturk (FSU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Consolation - def. Majeed Bukhari (PSU), 6-0, 6-0

Donald Hall
Round of 128 - lost to Jesus Tapiador Barajas, 6-1, 6-3 (SCU)
Consolation - def. Wout Doumen (EWU), 6-4, 6-3

Hermont Legaspi
Round of 128 - lost to Sam Turchetta (STAN), 6-2, 6-3
Consolation - def. Abhishek Bastola (SMC), 6-1, 6-4
Consolation - lost to Vasileios Iliopoulos (SCU), 6-2, 6-4
Consolation - lost to Santiago Hinojosa (SCU), 6-1, 7-6

Mikus Losbergs
Round of 128 - def. Sema Pankin (POR), 6-4, 6-3
Round of 64 - lost to Emmanuel Coste (ORE), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Consoltion - def. Santiago Hinojosa (SCU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
Consolation - def. Vasileios Iliopoulos (SCU), 6-4, 6-4

Dom Miller
Round of 128 - def. Garner Sears (EWU), 6-0, 6-1
Round of 64 - lost to Sam Feit (GON), 6-2, 6-2
Consolation - def. Manuel Balce (EWU), 6-2, 6-1
Consolation - def. Robert Seby (SCU), 7-5, 3-6, 13-11

Bernardo Moraes
Round of 128 - lost to Tom Hann (POR), 6-1, 7-6, 6-3
Consolation - lost to Leo Hibi (POR), 4-6, 6-4, 10-7

DOUBLES BRACKET

Mikus Losbergs/Dom Miller
Round of 64 - def. Riki Oshima/Ethan Young-Smith (ORE), 8-6
Round of 32 - lost to Sam Feit/Ruadhan O'Sullivan (GON), 8-4

Louis Chabut/Hermont Legaspi
Round of 64 - def. Kasper Smith/Adam Torocsik (WASH), 8-5
Round of 32 - lost to Charles Roberts/Armando Soemarnu (ORE), 8-7 (2)

Abdulaziz Albayouk/Bernardo Moraes
Round of 64 - lost to Carlos Donat/Sema Pankin (POR), 8-1

Johannes Gjerdaker/Donald Hall
Round of 64 - def. Arshak Ghazaryan/Colton Weeldreyer (SEA), 8-5
Round of 32 - lost to Jack Davis/Piers Foley (WASH), 8-3