Diaz Advances To Aztec Invitational Final As Tigers Continue Strong Tournament Play
Davis, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. – The Pacific men's tennis team was in action again at both the Aztec Invitational in San Diego and the UC Davis Invitational in Davis on Saturday, October 5.
Freshman Miguel Diaz won in the seminfinal round of singles competition, defeating Felix Van Kann of Loyola Marymount. He will play Cristobal Rivera of Loyola Marymount in Sunday's final. Junior Denis Stolyarov also advanced to the final of the consolation round on Sunday.
"It was great day for the Tigers here in San Diego," said Head Coach Ryan Redondo. "Miguel Diaz advanced to the finals of the main draw while Denis Stolyarov is in the consolation final. Miguel beat a high lineup player from Loyola Marymount with a lot of grit and discipline. He's very exciting to watch. Denis came back from being way down and definitely found his rythm towards the end of the match. Again, tomorrow is our test; we have to come out even more pumped up and strong."
At the UC Davis Invitational, the doubles team of juniors Alex Hamilton and Erik Cederwall won two matches in doubles consolations, while Eric Spence advanced to the ITA California Singles consolation final.
Aztec Invitational (San Diego, Calif.)
Miguel Diaz (Pacific) defeat Felix Van Kann (LMU) 6-3 6-2
Denis Stolyarov (Pacific) defeat F. Schueller (Grand Canyon U) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7)
Stolyarov/Diaz defeat Jiganti/Luu 8-4
UC Davis Invitational (Davis, Calif.)
ITA Aggie Singles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
POR ReidDeLaubenfels d. PAC Alex Hamilton 6-4;6-2
ITA California Singles -- Semifinals
NEV Quentin Mege d. PAC Lance Ngo 6-3;7-6(5)
ITA California Singles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals
PAC Eric Spence d. POR Ethan Ogard 6-2;7-5
ITA BigWest Doubles -- Quarterfinals
POR Michael Hukwo - POR ReidDeLaubenfels d. PAC Eric Spence - PAC Lance Ngo 8-2
ITA BigWest Singles -- Quarterfinals
OR Jayson Amos d. PAC Ben Mirkin 6-2;6-1
ITA BigWest Singles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
PAC Eric Cederwall d. OR Alex Marcinkowski 6-2;6-1
ITA Aggie Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
PAC Alex Hamilton - PAC Eric Cederwall d. CAL Chase Melton - CAL Wyatt Houghton Wo (inj)
ITA Aggie Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals
PAC Alex Hamilton - PAC Eric Cederwall d. SAC Sean Kolar - SAC Tom Miller 8-5