BRANDON NAKASHIMA / BRYCE NAKASHIMA AND ARTHUR FERY / ALEXANDRE ROTSAERT NAMED TOP SEEDS FOR PACIFIC COAST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Historic Doubles Tournament Scheduled For March 4-6, 2022 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
LA JOLLA, Calif. – (March 2, 2022) – The independent team of Brandon Nakashima and Bryce Nakashima of San Diego along with Arthur Fery and Alexandre Rotsaert of Stanford University have been named Co-No.1 seeds for the 132nd Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship scheduled for Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Brandon Nakashima, 20, is one of the rising stars in men’s professional tennis. He is currently ranked No. 73 in the ATP singles rankings. He finished 2021 on a strong note when he advanced to the semifinals of the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy and reached a career-high No. 62 in the world.
Nakashima will team with his 18-year-old brother Bryce Nakashima, a nationally-ranked junior player who now competes on the International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tour.
The Stanford University doubles team of Fery and Rotsaert is No. 7 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I doubles rankings with a 15-4 record.
Fery, a 19-year-old Sophomore, is currently No. 2 in the ITA Division I singles rankings with a 17-2 record. A native of Great Britain, Frey was an Australian Open Boys Doubles semifinalist in 2020 and a Wimbledon Boys Doubles semifinalist in 2019.
Rotsaert, a 22-year-old Senior from Boca Raton, Fla., was an ITA All-American in 2020 and a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2019-2021).
“With many of the top collegiate teams in the country and the entry of Brandon Nakashima and his younger brother Bryce, we have an exceptionally strong player field for this year’s event,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “We invite tennis fans to come and enjoy all of the outstanding doubles competition each day of the tournament.”
Tournament officials used a dual-seeding format to seed the top 16 independent doubles teams and the top 16 collegiate doubles teams. To view the complete list of seeded teams, click here.
To view the full tournament draw, click here.
The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows: Friday, March 4 – 8 a.m. (PST); Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 – 9 a.m. (PST).
Main draw matches will use a two out of three, 4-game sets with match, regular scoring with a Tiebreaker for the 3rd set on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the tournament will use a best two out of three sets format.
Collegiate team scheduled to compete in this year’s Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship include: Boston College, Ball State, California Lutheran University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS), College of the Desert, Nebraska, Pepperdine, Pomona Pitzer, San Diego Christian College, San Diego State University, Stanford, Southern Methodist University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of San Diego, University of Southern California and Villanova.
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Fans can tune-in to RadioTennis.com on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 to listen to live audio play-by-play of the day’s matches on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide live commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.
Named one of the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World” by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started when it attracted its first major tournament – the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship in 1942. The tournament is one of the five-oldest tennis events in the world and the second oldest tennis event in the United States. First held in 1890 at The Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California, the event was created to promote the sale of real estate on the Monterey peninsula. The original concept pitted the best players from the East versus those from the West. This coast-to-coast rivalry was the inspiration for the Davis Cup. 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 will also be hosting the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Women’s 50-90 age groups and the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Hard Court Tournament for Men’s 60-85 age groups from Monday, May 16, through Sunday, May 22.
About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the award-winning Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit www.LJBTC.com.