SEATTLE, Wash. – Philip Hjorth and the rest of the Pacific men's tennis team continued their success at the ITA Northwest Regionals on Saturday.
In Case You Missed It:
- Hjorth defeated last year's finalist Jack Molloy of Cal in two sets 6-4, 7-6 (8) to earn his place in the quarterfinals.
- In consolation, Akram El Sallaly battled through three sets to defeat Angus Bradshaw of Fresno State 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (4).
- Johnathan Lieu won his second-round consolation match against Ghazarayn of Seattle University in two straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
- John Horoz Garner fell to Kyle Everly of Gonzaga 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (8).
Coach Redondo's Comments:
"Really impressed with the level of play from each guy today. They really just stuck to their plans and put a lot of effort into themselves. They invested in the right mindset today and really managed their emotions and played good tennis. Super impressed with Phil's performance and his win against a strong player and last year's Regional finalist. Tomorrow will be another test and I am excited for another fun day of tennis. These are the moments we train so hard for."
Hjorth plays in the quarterfinals of the ITA Northwest Regionals, starting tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.