Men's Tennis Duo Advances At ITA Regionals

photo by Sean Kahler
photo by Sean Kahler

Berkeley, Calif. - Alex Giannini & Jose Chamba moved on to the doubles Round of 16 at the ITA Regionals Friday at Cal before rain forced singles play into a late night indoor session.

Giannini & Chamba, seeded fifth, downed Eli Whittle & Jesse Ross of UC Davis, 8-2, to advance.

Miguel Diaz and Ross Watson were edged by the ninth-seeded tandem of UC Davis' David Goulak & Tommy Lam, 8-5, while UC Davis' duo of Bryce McKelvie & James Wade, seeded seventh, downed Nathan HamptonTadiwa Chinamo, 8-4.

In singles action, Diaz battled long into the night in his Round of 32 match against 13-seed Mike Pervolarakis of Portland, as Diaz took the first set 7-5, but Pervolarakis answered with a tie-breaking win in the second set, 7-6 (4), and then Pervolarakis prevailed in a tie-breaker in a third set to advance 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) shortly after the clock struck midnight.

Chamba was topped in the Round of 32 by Oregon's Thomas Laurent, the six seed, 6-3, 6-1.

Giannini & Chamba will face Washington's Enzo Sommer & Kawika Lam in the Doubles Round of 16 on Saturday.

Saturday's consolation singles schedule, revised due to the venue shift to Bay Club Tennis and the Broadway Tennis Center in Burlingame, will be announced Saturday morning.