LA JOLLA, Calif. – (March 4, 2022) – The top-seeded independent team of Brandon Nakashima and Bryce Nakashima of San Diego began their quest for the title at the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship as they advanced to Saturday’s third-round.
After receiving a first-round bye, the Nakashima brothers eliminated Kyle McCandless and Daniel Wen of Cal Tech 4-2, 4-0 in 52 minutes on a cool Friday evening before a large crowd at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
At 2-2 in the first set, the Nakashima brothers got through a marathon 18-point game to score a critical service break to take a 3-2 lead. Brandon Nakashima, one of the rising stars in men’s professional tennis, used his dominating serve in the next game to close out the first set.
In the second set, the Nakashima duo raised the level of their game and lost only four points in winning four straight games to wrap up an impressive second-round victory.
“This is such a cool event. I grew up coming here and watching when I was young,” said Brandon Nakashima, who is currently ranked No. 73 in the ATP singles rankings. “To watch all of these college players, they are the best in the nation. Everybody really comes together to put on a great tournament here.”
Following the match, the 20-year-old Nakashima spoke about teaming with his 18-year-old brother Bryce for the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship.
“To play with my brother here, it’s super special. It’s the first time we’ve played doubles together. We’re super excited and I’m glad we got the chance to do this,” he said. “Growing up together, we practiced a bunch and we have this special friendship that’s never going to change. Being able to come out here and do what we love – play tennis and do it together is even more special.”
The top-seeded collegiate team of Arthur Fery and Alexandre Rotsaert of Stanford University also received a first-round bye and eased past Nathan Arimilli and Philip Martin of Claremont Mudd Scripps 4-0, 4-1 in second-round action Friday afternoon.
Fery and Rotsaert, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I doubles rankings, will face Eita Ishikawa and Jiaxi Ma of College of the Desert on Saturday in a third-round match scheduled for 10:20 a.m. (PST)
To view the full tournament draw, click here.
Saturday and Sunday’s matches will begin at 9 a.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.
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 web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.
|132nd Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship|
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Brandon Nakashima and Brice Nakashima (1), (IND) def. Kyle McCandless and Daniel Wen (CAL TECH) 4-2, 4-0
Arthur Fery and Alexandre Rotsaert (1), (STAN) def. Nathan Arimilli and Philip Martin (CMS) 4-0, 4-1
Max Basing and Aryan Chaudhard (9), (STAN) def. Sahm Irvine and Charles Qian (UCSD) 4-0, 4-1
Jack Katzman and Robert Liu (CMS) def. AJ Moore and Chase Thompson (9), (IND) 4-1, 4-2
Stefan Dostanic and Wojciech Marek (3), USC def. Eli Susser and Alexander Stafford (SMU) 4-1, 4-0
Makk Peter and Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) def. Tomas Kopczynski and Timothy Sah (5) (STAN) 5-3, 2-4, [9-7]
Nick Nienhaus and Christopher Papa (16), (SDCC) def. Tristan Pham and Kyle Pham (SMU) 4-1, 4-0
Dario Huber and Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Lucas and Sean Hill (CAL) 5-4 (2), 4-1
Peter Makk and Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) def. Caleb Chakravarthi and Jordi Redelijk (SMU) 4-5 (3), 4-2, [7-5]
William Lan and Tristan Taylor (UCSD) def. Jack Katzman and Robert Liu (CMS) 5-3, 4-0
Julius Kaufmann and Luis Hochenauer (SDCC) def. Matthew Feng and Nils Skattum (POM-PITZ) 4-1, 4-2
Enrique Rico and Eric Hadigian (PEPP) def. Daniel Cardiff and Nick Combs (IND) 2-4, 4-1, [7-5]
Collin Klumb and Noah Winton (VILL) def. Ryan Cardiff and Brent De Groot (IND) 4-1, 4-0
Sahm Irvine and Charles Qian (UCSD) def. Nelson Alapi and Brett Buffington (IND) 4-2, 4-2
Eita Ishikawa and Jiaxi Ma (COD) def. Milos Dabic and Nils Omberg (UNLV) 2-4, 5-3, [9-7]
Henry Cacciatore and Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Tommy Mulflur and Tyler Roth (IND) 4-2, 4-1
Mukund Madabhushi and Charles Stark (POM-PITZ) def. Michael Hao and Ian Gabbestad (CMS) 4-2, 4-1
Warren Pham and Advik Mareedu (IND) def. Parker McBride and Griffin Biernat (CAL LUTH) 4-2, 4-2
Brett Masi and Jaxson Masi (IND) def. Morgan Schilling and Daniel Blackman (CMS) 5-4 (5), 4-2
Eli Herran and Thibault de Negri (BALL) def. Daniel Traxler and Jett Cole (UCSD) 5-3, 2-4 [7-5]
William Gatti and Ryan Nguyen (VILL) def. Joseph Tyler and Alexander Mandma (SDSU) 4-1, 2-4 [9-7]
Nick Nienhaus and Christopher Papa (16), (SDCC) def. Ryan Murphy and Darvel-Valency Lossangoye-Mibanga (CAL LUTH) 4-0, 4-1
Tristan Pham and Kyle Pham (SMU) def. Jack Hambrook and Thomas Navarro (UNLV) 4-1, 1-4 [10-8]
Daniel DeJonge and Eero Vasa (5), (PEPP) def. Yaseen Elhalafawy and Mayur Nookala (IND) 4-1, 4-0
Sebastian Bader and Eric Tseng (IND) def. Petar Petrovic and Abraham Wojtalik (BALL) 4-1, 1-4, [9-7]
Ethan Carroll and Christopher Li (CMS) def. Robin Van den Hoek and Laurenz Grabia (SDCC) 2-4, 4-1, [7-3]
Adam Schaechterle and Aaron Schaechterle (IND) def. Zachary Ermert and Eric Siberman (UCSD) 5-3, 1-4, [7-2]
Alex Lee and Dean Stratakos (STAN) def. Callaway Clark and Louis Cloud 3-5, 4-2 [7-5]
Johnny Zisette and Kyle Sillman (SMU) def. Gereon Heitmann and Gennady Burakovsky (IND) 4-1, 4-1
William Gleason and Chester Wickwire (NEB) def. John Weiler and Ethan Lee (POM-PITZ) 4-0, 4-1
Jeffery Fradkin and Maximillian Wild (UCLA) def. Ryan Lee and German Ziella (IND) 4-1, 4-1
Giacomo Revelli and Karl Lee (UCLA) def. Jackson Atherton and Jordan Sauer (UNLV) 2-4, 4-1 [8-6]
Luke Smrek and Nathaniel Webster (BALL) def. Oscar Bojorquez and Paul Niederle (SDCC) 4-0, 4-1
Nikolaus Zemljic and Blake Lorenzo (IND) def. Brian Wilber and Shane Fisher (IND) 4-1, 5-4 (4)
Adam Neff and Ivan Thamma (9), (SMU) def. Michael Noel and Paul Settles (IND) 4-1, 5-4 (4)
For complete scores and results, click here.