The Bulldog doubles tandem of Mirko Zapletal and Taylor Leiby advanced to the Round of 16.
Oct. 24, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. -
Fresno State junior Rikus de Villiers notched a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Cal's Zack Gilbert to earn a berth in the Round of 16 at the ITA Northwest Regional on Saturday in Berkeley, Calif.
In doubles action, senior Mirko Zapletal and Taylor Leiby defeated Andrea Zannoni and Mike Luck of Saint Mary's to advance to the Round of 16.
"We had some tough matches today and we're looking forward to competing tomorrow with Rikus and our remaining doubles team of Mirko and Taylor," Fresno State head coach Jay Udwadia said.
The Regional will continue tomorrow and conclude on Tuesday.
NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
ITA Northwest Regional
Oct. 24, 2009 at Berkeley, Calif.
Round of 32
Kyle McMorrow (WASH) def. Mirko Zapletal (FS), 7-5, 6-2
Bo Katsarov (CAL) def. David Ayoun (FS), 7-5, 6-2
Jason Smith (SAC) def. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FS), 7-5, 6-4
Rikus de Villiers (FS) def. Zach Gilbert (CAL), 7-6 (6), 6-4
Consolation Round Three
Nico Riego de Dios (EW) def. Taylor Leiby (FS), 7-6(3), 6-1
Round of 64
Mirko Zapletal/Taylor Leiby (FS) def. Matt Stith/Skyler Tateishi (WASH), 8-5
David Ayoun/Siddharth Alapati (FS) def. Rainer Nachbauer/William Schumacher (SF), 9-7
Round of 32
Derek Drabble/Nick Tchernikov (WASH) def. Rikus de Villiers/Tejesvi Veerepalli (FS), 9-8(1)
Mirko Zapletal/Taylor Leiby (FS) def. Anderea Zannoni/Mike Luck (SMC), 8-2
Anton Stryhas/Kiryl Harbatsiuk (SAC) def. David Ayoun/Siddharth Alapati (FS), 8-5