Zapletal and Leiby Quarterfinal-Bound
    Taylor Leiby and Mirko Zapletal qualified for the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional.
    Taylor Leiby and Mirko Zapletal qualified for the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional.

    Oct. 25, 2009

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's Mirko Zapletal and Taylor Leiby punched their ticket to the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regional with an 8-5 victory of Cal's Sky Lovill and Zach Gilbert on Sunday in Berkeley, Calif.

    "Mirko and Taylor have shown great chemistry and continue to play solid," Fresno State head coach Jay Udwadia said.

    In singles action, junior Rikus de Villiers battled No. 76 Richard Wire of Stanford in the Round of 16, but the Cardinal came away with a 7-5, 6-7 (7), 7-5 win on Sunday.

    "Rikus really competed well and came up just short," Udwadia said.

    The Regional will continue on Monday and run through Tuesday.

    NCAA MEN'S TENNIS
    ITA Northwest Regional

    Oct. 25, 2009 at Berkeley, Calif.

    Singles
    Round of 16

    No. 76 Richard Wire (STAN) def. Rikus de Villiers (FS), 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-5

    Doubles
    Zapletal/Leiby (FS) def. Lovill/Gilbert (CAL), 8-5

     

     

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