Nov. 4, 2010
LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Maxime Tabatruong and Warren Hardie both notched straight-set wins on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the singles draw at the 54th Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
After defeating UC San Diego's Junya Yoshida, 6-3, 6-0 in the first round, Tabatruong advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over USC's Michael Grant. Next up is a meeting with Pepperdine's Mousheg Hovhannysian on Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Like Tabatruong, Hardie also won both of his matches in straight sets, beginning the day with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over USC's J.T. Sundling. He followed that up with a 7-6(4), 6-2 win over teammate Alex Brigham. Awaiting Hardie in the quarterfinals is USC's Jaak Poldma. That match will also be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Freshman Clay Thompson lost a heartbreaker in his round of 16 match on Thursday, as he had match points in both the second and third sets of his showdown with Poldma, eventually falling 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 7-6(5). The match, which ended after 8:00 p.m., was the conclusion of a very long day for Thompson, who also had a marathon encounter with UC Irvine's Ryan Mayer in the first round, winning 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2.
Complete draws and results from the tournament can be found HERE.
USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Update
UCLA's Amit Inbar and Nick Meister were upset in the first round of doubles play on Thursday at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Inbar and Meister, the tournament's second-seeded team, lost to Jean Anderson and Ed Corrie from Texas, 8-5. They are scheduled to face Harvard's Alistair Felton and Andy Nguyen in a consolation match on Friday at 10:30 a.m. (EST).
Information about the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships can be found HERE.
Southern California Intercollegiates
Nov 3-7, 2010 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Qualifying (Wednesday) Q Emilio Mora (San Diego) def. Jeff Gast (UCLA) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (11-9) Q Andrey Potapkin (Concordia) def. Jake Fleming (UCLA) 6-0, 7-5 Q Evan Teufel (UCLA) def. Rainer Matias (UC Riverside) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) Q Chapman Chan (UC San Diego) def. Evan Lee (UCLA) 6-3, 6-1 Q Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. Hugh Clarke (Pepperdine) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9) Q Alex Brigham (UCLA) def. Rajeev Herekar (UC San Diego) 6-3, 6-3 Main Draw (Thursday) 32 Mousheg Hovhannysian (Pepperdine) def. Evan Teufel (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2 32 Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Junya Yoshida (UC San Diego) 6-3, 6-0 32 Alex Brigham (UCLA) def. Yannick Weihs (Denver) 6-3, 6-4 32 Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Daniel Kosakowski (UCLA) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 32 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Ryan Mayer (UC Irvine) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 32 Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. #102 J.T. Sundling (USC) 6-3, 6-4 16 Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. Alex Brigham (UCLA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 16 #65 Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Clay Thompson (UCLA) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5) 16 Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Michael Grant (USC) 6-3, 6-2
Qualifying (Thursday) Q Jeff Gast/Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Quoc Doan/Felix Marcherez (UC Riverside) 8-2 Q Armaun Emami/Rajeev Herekar (UC San Diego) def. Jake Fleming/Evan Lee (UCLA) 8-6