Nov. 3, 2012
LAKE BUENO VISTA, Fla. - California's Christoffer Konigsfeldt won two matches to reach the quarterfinals on the opening day of the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational on Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located inside the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Golden Bear senior beat Penn State's, Tomas Hanzlik, 6-3, 7-6 (3), in the round of 32 and then defeated host Florida State's Benjamin Lock, 6-3, 6-4, in the round of 16. Konigsfeldt plays Duke's Michael Redlicki in the quarters at 7 a.m. PT on Saturday.
Also in the gold draw, sophomore Gregory Bayane won his round of 32 match over the USTA's Martin Redlicki, 6-2, 6-3, but fell in the round of 16 to USC's Roberto Quiroz, 6-2, 6-0. Freshman Mads Engsted likewise won the gold first round, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, over Kentucky's Kai-Wen Lai. But second-seeded Yannick Hanfmann of USC topped Engsted, 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 16. Bayane and Engsted move on to Saturday's gold consolation round, with Bayane playing Colorado's Dragos Ignat at 9:30 a.m. PT and Engsted playing Florida State's Dominic Cotrone at 10:30 a.m. PT.
In the gold doubles draw, the Cal pair of Konigsfeldt and Engsted lost to USC's fourth-seeded Quiroz and Hanfmann, 9-7, in the round of 16.
Saturday marks day two of the three-day meet.