Oct. 20, 2012
Irvine, Calif. - UCLA's Marcos Giron and Dennis Mkrtchian each posted singles wins on Saturday to advance to the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals, which is being played this year on the campus of UC Irvine.
Giron was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over UCSB's Sasha Gryaznov in Saturday's third round, setting up a Sunday showdown with another Gaucho player, Benjamin Recknagel, at 11:00 a.m. Joining Giron in the round of 16 is Mkrtchian, who beat Cal Poly's Jordan Kepler, 6-2, 7-5. Next up is a meeting with LMU's Nicholas Bjerke on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
UCLA has two doubles teams that will compete in Sunday's quarterfinals, as Warren Hardie and Mkrtchian will take on top-seeded Max De Vroome and Roberto Quiroz of USC, while second-seeded Giron and Dennis Novikov will face USD's Ciaran Fitzgerald and Romain Kalaydjian.
Complete UCLA results from the tournament are below.
|128|| Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) def. Miles Seemann (UC Santa Barbara) 6-4, 7-6|
|64|| Jurgen DeJager (Cal Poly) def. Karue Sell (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2|
|64|| Jonathan Brooklyn (Hawaii) def. Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) 6-7, 7-5, 6-2|
|64|| Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Jimmy Roberts (UC Riverside) 6-2, 6-1|
|64|| Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. Nils Schuhmann (Hawaii) 6-4, 6-2|
|64|| Johnny Wang (USC) def. Dennis Novikov (UCLA) 6-4, 6-4|
|64|| Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Conor Smith (USC) 7-5, 6-1|
|32|| Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Sasha Gryaznov (UC Santa Barbara) 6-3, 6-2|
|32|| Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Warren Hardie (UCLA) 6-1, 6-4|
|32|| Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Jordan Kepler (Cal Poly) 6-2, 7-5|
| -- Main Draw|
|32|| Marcos Giron/Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. Justin Agbayani/Caryl Hernandez (UC Irvine) 8-3|
|32|| Warren Hardie/Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Calvin Ngo/Julian Ruffin (UC Riverside) 8-2|
|16|| Marcos Giron/Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald/Romain Kalaydjian (San Diego) 8-4|
|16|| Warren Hardie/Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Alex Bouillin/Sasha Gryaznov (UC Santa Barbara) 8-6|