FOURTH FALL TOURNAMENT COMPLETE AS MEN’S TENNIS WRAPS UP SAINT MARY’S INVITE

FOURTH FALL TOURNAMENT COMPLETE AS MEN’S TENNIS WRAPS UP SAINT MARY’S INVITE

MORAGA -- Sacramento State competed in the fourth of five scheduled fall tournaments last weekend at the Saint Mary's Invitational.

Sacramento State used eight players at the three-day tournament, comprised of seniors Mikus Losbergs, Dom Miller and Bernardo Moraes, juniors Louis Chabut and Hermont Legaspi, and freshmen Josh Snowdon-Poole, Johannes Gjerdaker and Abdulaziz Albayouk.

In all, Hornet players combined for six singles wins and six doubles victories. Each of the seven Sacramento State players won at least one doubles match while Chabut highlighted singles play by reaching the semifinal round of his draw.

Chabut, who was competing in the B bracket, defeated opponents from Pacific, UC Davis and Cal Poly to reach the semifinal round. In the semis, however, he fell to the Aggies' Alex Scemanenco, 7-5, 6-3. Two of his singles wins came in three sets, and he had little trouble with Cal Poly's Roman Shenkiryk (6-2, 6-1) in the quarterfinals.

Losbergs was victorious in a pair of singles matches in the A bracket, winning in straight sets against UC Davis' Mitchell Iwahiro and Fresno State's Henrique Wojcienowski. Losbergs' run came to an end when he fell in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-1) in the quarters to Saint Mary's Daniel Krutik.

In doubles play, the combinations of Losbergs/Gjerdaker, Chabut/Legaspi, Moraes/Snowdon-Poole, and Albayouk each won at least one doubles match. Since the Hornets did not enter an even amount of players into the doubles draw. Albayouk played in the tournament with Cal Poly's Gabriel Gilbert. The tandem reached the championship match of the consolation round before falling, 8-7.

Moraes and Snowdon-Poole picked up wins over doubles teams from Saint Mary's and Sonoma State, and finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.

All of Sacramento State's results can be found below.

The Hornets conclude the fall portion of the schedule at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno later this week (Nov. 2-4). Sacramento State opens the spring schedule at UC Davis on Jan. 19.

SINGLES PLAY

Singles A Bracket

Mikus Losbergs
Round of 32 - def. Mitchell Iwahiro (UCD), 7-6 (5), 6-2
Round of 16 - def. Henrique Wojcienowski (FSU), 6-4, 6-1
Quarterfinals - lost to Daniel Krutik (SMC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Dom Miller
Round of 32 - lost to David Goulak (UCD), 6-1, 6-3
Extra - lost to Paul Giraud (USF), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-0 (8)

Singles B Bracket

Abdulaziz Albayouk
Round of 32 - lost to Dariush Jalali (UCD), 6-1, 6-3
Extra - lost to Andrew Whitehouse (CP), 6-3, 6-3

Louis Chabut
Round of 32 - def. John Horoz Garner (PAC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Round of 16 - def. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Quarterfinals - def. Roman Shenkiryk (CP), 6-2, 6-1
Semifinals - lost to Alex Scemanenco (UCD), 7-5, 6-3

Johannes Gjerdaker
Round of 32 - def. Jackson Hawk (SMC), 6-1, 6-3
Round of 16 - lost to Roman Shenkiryk (CP), 7-5, 6-2

Bernardo Moraes
Round of 32 - lost to David Abfalter (SMC), 6-3, 6-3
Extra - lost to David Woodland (USF), 6-2 (ret.)

Josh Snowdon-Poole
Round of 32 - lost to Boris Reckow (SMC), 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
Extra - lost to Matis Bot (SMC), 6-3, 6-0

DOUBLES PLAY

Doubles A Bracket:

Mikus Losbergs/Johannes Gjerdaker
Round of 16 - lost to Sam Turchetta/Jack Barber (STAN), 8-4
Consolation Quarters - def. Hugo Colpart/Alexandro Vinee-Munoz (HN), 8-6
Consolation Semis - lost to Jackson Suh/Can Kaya (CAL), 8-5

Louis Chabut/Hermont Legaspi
Round of 16 - def. Dustin Kua/Cambell Nakayama (CP), 8-1
Quarterfinals - lost to Lovedeep Singh/Max Nudell (SON), 8-6
Extra - lost to Kamran Khan/Santiago Hinojosa (SCU), 8-7 (1)

Doubles B Bracket:

Bernardo Moraes/Josh Snowdon-Poole
Round of 16 - def. Brian Lee/Jackson Hawk (SMC), 8-3
Quarterfinals - lost to Arthur Neuhaus/Jesus Barajas (SC), 8-2
Extra - def. Igor Pissarenko/Harry Cohen (SON), 5-2 (ret.)

Abdulaziz Albayouk (played with Cal Poly's Gabriel Gilbert)
Round of 16 - lost to Kamran Khan/Santiago Hinojosa (SCU), 8-1
Consolation Quarters - def. Vincent Hennebelle/John Giesberts (HN), 8-6
Consolation Semis - def. Bailey Gong/Henrique Wojcienowski (FSU), 8-6
Consolation Championship - lost to Mitchell Iwahiro/Alex Scemanenco (UCD), 8-7