UCSB Advances to Quaterfinals of the ITA Regionals

Oct. 18, 2009

Malibu, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara continued play at the ITA Regionals in Malibu, Calif. on Friday and Saturday.

Junior Alex Konigsfeldt beat Aris Andresian of LMU on Friday, winning 6-4 in both sets. Saturday, he defeated Pepperdine's Finn Tearney as well as Arizona's Andrew Arran by scores of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-7, 7-5, 6-0, respectively. His 3-0 record in the tournament qualifies him for the singles quarterfinals.

After competing Thursday, Nick Caledonia fell short to Achim Ceban of San Diego in the round of 64 by a score of 6-2 in both sets, thus eliminating him from the tournament. Shimpei Suzuki of UCI defeated Taylor Chavez-Goggin 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Top-seeded Dean Jackson of San Diego beat Evan Jurgensen in the round of 64 by scores of 6-1, 7-6.

Mathieu Forget was knocked to the consolation bracket on Friday after he lost his first match to Arizona's Jason Zafiros 6-2, 6-1. After beating Ryan Mayer of UC Irvine 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of consolation, UCLA's Alex Brigham eliminated Forget from the tournament by winning their match 6-7, 6-3, 10-7.

San Diego State's Matt Tosches was beaten by Lucas Sudow by scores of 6-1 in each set on Friay. Sudow was then eliminated by Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine the following day in the round of 32, 6-0, 6-1.

Ben Recknagel lost his first match against Andres Carrasco of Arizona 6-4, 6-1, then fell short to UC Irvine's Sam Gould in the consolation bracket by scores of 6-2, 6-4.

After being defeated by Phillipp Eberhard of Hawaii (6-7, 6-4, 6-2), Max Glenn won his first match in the consolation bracket against Nick Northcott of UC Irvine 6-4, 6-0. Glenn was then pushed out of the tournament by San Diego's Abdullah Hashem, 6-4, 6-2.

Chavez-Goggin and Jurgensen also competed together in the doubles bracket on Friday. In the doubles round of 32, the duo defeated Ivan Lopez and Nick Von Der Ahe of LMU by a score of 8-3. They went on to lose in the next round of 16 to San Diego's Nikola Bubnic and Charl Wolmarans, 9-8.

With his whole family visiting from Denmark, Konigsfeldt will continue on in the tournament, up against former NCAA title holders UCLA and Pepperdine as well as defending NCAA champion USC. The finals continue from Sunday to Tuesday.