Nov. 8, 2009
MORAGA, Calif. - Third-seeded California men's tennis freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt took home the 2009 Saint Mary's Invitational singles championship on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex as he defeated eighth-seeded sophomore Nick Andrews in the title match, 7-6, 6-2, with a 7-3 score in the tiebreaker. Andrews took out second-seeded junior Bozhidar Katsarov, 6-2, 7-5, in his semifinal match and Konigsfeldt dispatched a former Golden Bear, seventh-seeded Thai Tu of San Francisco, 6-1, 6-2, in his semifinal to set up the all-Cal title match.
In doubles matches, Andrews and sophomore Sky Lovill took out USF's fourth-seeded team of Asaf Cohen and Tu, 8-6, in the quarterfinal before earning another 8-6 win against Steven Dawson and Gavin Leon of Saint Mary's in the semifinal. The second-seeded duo of Konigsfeldt and junior Pedro Zerbini shut out Michael Carreno and Lucas Tirelli of Saint Mary's, 8-0, in quarterfinal play before dismissing Rainer Nachbauer and William Schumacher of San Francisco from the semifinal, 8-4. The all-Cal doubles final was not played because of tournament delays.
In the doubles consolation quarterfinal, the top-seeded team of Katsarov and freshman Riki McLachlan earned an 8-6 win against Taylor Bianco and Connor Olson of Sonoma State in the quarterfinal before falling, 8-4, to Torsten Keil-Long and Nick Lopez of UC Davis in the semifinal. Senior Bijan Hejazi and sophomore Tommie Murphy fell, 8-6, to Nick Amaroli and Tyler Lee of UC Davis in the consolation quarterfinal.
For complete tournament results, please visit www.tennisinformation.com and search for tournament No. 5193138.
2009 Saint Mary's Invitational
Red Flight Doubles Quarterfinal
Red Flight Doubles Semifinal
Red Flight Doubles Consolation Quarterfinal
Red Flight Doubles Consolation Semifinal