Singles Semis Set at USTA Crabel Capital Men’s 65 National Hard Court Championships
SAN DIEGO – (May 21, 2021) – Top-seeded Dan Waldman of Washington, D.C., and second-seeded Toby Crabel of Beverly Hills, Calif., advanced to the singles semifinals of the USTA Crabel Capital Men’s 65 National Hard Court Championships with straight-set quarterfinal victories on Friday at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Waldman continued his impressive play from the baseline as he defeated eighth-seeded Timothy Garcia of Santa Fe, N.M., 6-2, 6-4. Crabel got past fifth-seeded Sal Castillo of San Antonio, 6-4, 6-2. Both players have yet to drop a set in the tournament.
Saturday’s semifinals, which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (PDT), will feature Waldman against sixth-seeded Wendell Pierce of Oakland, Calif., and Crabel versus fourth-seeded Ross Persons of Houston. Both singles semifinal matches will be played concurrently.
Persons moved into the semifinals after defeating seventh-seeded Christopher Bennett of Marlton, N.J., 7-5, 6-3 in his quarterfinal match, while Pierce eliminated unseeded William Kellogg of La Jolla, Calif., 6-2. 6-2.
The Doubles Championship will be played on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (PDT). Waldman and Persons, who are seeded No. 1, will meet the No. 2 seeds, Garcia and Bruce Nichols of Phoenix for the title.
Tournament singles and doubles draws can be viewed here.
The USTA Crabel Capital Men’s 65 National Hard Court Championships is offering close to $10,000 in prize money. The singles champion will be awarded $2,000 and the singles finalist will receive $1,500. USTA gold, silver and bronze balls will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in all events.
COVID 19 protocols will be in effect for all participants and guests during the Championships.
USTA Crabel Capital Men’s 65 National Hard Court Championships
Barnes Tennis Center
San Diego, Calif.
Dan Waldman (1), Washington, D.C., def. Timothy Garcia (8), Santa Fe, N.M., 6-2, 6-4
Toby Crabel (2), Beverly Hills, Calif., def. Sal Castillo (5), San Antonio, 6-4, 6-2
Ross Persons (4), Houston, def. Christopher Bennett (7), Marlton, N.J., 7-5, 6-3
Wendell Pierce (6), Oakland, Calif., def. William Kellogg, La Jolla, Calif., 6-2, 6-2
For complete scores and updated tournament draws, click here.