SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS SET AT 128th ANNUAL
PACIFIC COAST MEN’S DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday’s Action to Begin at 9 a.m. (PST) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif. – (March 4, 2017) – After a spectacular day of action-packed fourth-round and quarterfinal competition, Sunday’s semifinal pairings have been determined for the 128th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
Top-seeded Lucas Gerch and Arjun Kadhe of Oklahoma State University were nearly eliminated in the quarterfinals, but they advanced with a thrilling come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory over unseeded Nicholas Crystal and Laurens Verboven of USC in two-hours and 23 minutes.
Kadhe, a three-time All-American who won last year’s Pacific Coast Doubles title, and Gerch, a native of Berlin, Germany who captured the 2015 Pacific Coast Doubles Championship, will face third-seeded Martin Redlicki and Evan Zhu of UCLA in the first semifinal on Sunday at 9 a.m. (PST).
Redlicki and Zhu overcame a strong challenge in their quarterfinal match against the second-seeded independent team of Keegan Smith and Ivan Thamma of San Diego before pulling out a hard-fought 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 win in one-hour and 55 minutes.
“I’m happy the way we’ve been playing. It’s been a good week of tennis for us,” Redlicki said following his three-set quarterfinal victory. “We enjoy coming here. It’s such a beautiful club and they do such a good job running the tournament. It’s one of the most fun weekends we have all year.”
The second semifinal, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. (PST), will pit ninth-seeded Max Cressy and Ben Goldberg of UCLA against ninth-seeded Jack Barber and William Genesen of Stanford University.
Sunday’s championship final is scheduled to get underway at 1:30 p.m. (PST).
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
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Live streaming of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship is available online through FloTennis. Fans can view all tournament matches on a computer or mobile device. To access the live steaming link, please go to: http://bit.ly/2kkvi7h
Live audio play-by-play of Sunday’s semifinals and championship final can be heard on RadioTennis.com. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary.
The four-day doubles tournament is the second-oldest tennis event in the United States and features players from many of the top NCAA Men’s college teams along with a strong field of independent players, which includes teaching pros, promising juniors, college coaches and former tour players.
Past winners of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship include some on the greatest names in tennis, including Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston and John McEnroe.
The Club is also scheduled to host the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Women’s 50-90 age groups and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Hard Court Tournament for Men’s 60-85 age groups on Monday, May 8, through Sunday, May 14.
128th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Lucas Gerch (1) and Arjun Kadhe (OSU), def. Nicholas Crystal and Laurens Verboven (USC), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2)
Martin Redlicki (3) and Evan Zhu (UCLA), def. Keegan Smith (2) and Ivan Thamma, San Diego, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
Max Cressy (9) and Ben Goldberg (UCLA), def. Robbie Bellamy (9) and Jack Jaede (USC), 7-6 (2), 7-5
Jack Barber (9) and William Genesen (Stan), def. Mathieu Garcia (8) and Mike Pervolarakis (Port), 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1
Lucas Gerch (1) and Arjun Kadhe (OSU), def. Roy Lederman and Brandon Sutter (Stan), 6-4, 6-0
Martin Redlicki (3) and Evan Zhu (UCLA), def. Stefan Menichella (9) and Jack Van Slyke (Pepp), 6-4, 6-3
Keegan Smith (2) and Ivan Thamma, San Diego, def. Andre Goransson (5) and Tyler Browne (CAL), 6-2, 6-4
Robbie Bellamy (9) and Jack Jaede (USC), def. Brandon Holt (2) and Riley Smith (USC) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Nicholas Crystal and Laurens Verboven (USC), def. Michael Genender (7) and Sameer Kumar (Stan), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-3
Max Cressy (9) and Ben Goldberg (UCLA), def. Thomas Fawcett (6) and Gregory Ouellette (Stan), 7-5, 6-4
Mathieu Garcia (8) and Mike Pervolarakis (Port), def. Henry Ji and Jens Sweaney (USC), 6-3, 6-2
Jack Barber (9) and William Genesen (Stan), def. Brett Bacharach (9), Newcastle, Calif., and Michael Meyer, Davis, Calif., 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)