Oct 19, 2017
STOCKTON, Calif. – Santa Clara men's tennis advanced four players to the round of 32 in day one of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships to wrap up a successful day on the courts of Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.
In a 128 player draw, juniors Robert Seby, Connor Garnett, Kamran Khan and sophomore Jesus Tapiador Barajas each won a pair of matches Thursday to advance to the round of 32.
Seby defeated Sacramento State's Louis Chabut, 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 128 before deposing Emilio Moreno of Gonzaga in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Seby will next play the number one seed player in the tournament, Billy Griffith of Cal, on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Garnett won both his matches in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 against Washington's Seb Hawken and 7-6(4), 7-6(4) against Tommy Edwards of Portland State. Garnett will get an opportunity to play against Oregon's Akihiro Tanaka, the number four seed in the tournament on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Khan took care of the 15th seeded Cormac Clissold of Oregon, 7-5, 6-4, and Sacramento State's Bernardo Moraes, 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-2. Khan will next play Portland's Carlos Donat on Friday at 2 p.m.
Barajas won 6-1, 6-3 over UC Davis' Ivan Thamma followed by ninth seed Enzo Sommer of Washington, 7-5, 6-2 Ret (inj). Barajas will play at 2 p.m. on Friday against Portland State's Nathan Boniel.
Junior Andrew Gu also picked up a win for the Broncos before losing to sixth seed Sameer Kumar of Stanford, 6-7(4), 7-5, 2-6.
Day two of the championships on Friday includes the doubles portion in the morning followed by the continuation of singles play in the afternoon.
For the draws and updated results, visit the tournament link here.
ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Oct 19-23, 2017 at Stockton, Calif. (Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center)
Men's Open Singles (Round of 128)
Seby, Robert (17) def. Chabut, Louis 6-3; 6-3
Garnett, Connor (17) def. Hawken, Seb 6-0; 6-2
Khan, Kamran def. Clissold, Cormac (15) 7-5; 6-4
Barajas, Jesus def. Thamma, Ivan 6-1; 6-3
Gu, Andrew def. Raveau, Flavien 6-2; 6-2
Monroy, Emilio def. Mathieu, Sebastien 7-5; 0-6; 7-6(5)
Batta, Amit (17) def. Iliopoulos, Vasileios 6-0; 6-0
Men's Open Singles (Round of 64)
Seby, Robert (17) def. Moreno, Emilio 4-6; 6-3; 6-3
Garnett, Connor (17) def. Edwards, Tommy 6-3; 6-3
Khan, Kamran def. Moraes, Bernardo 6-7(6); 6-0; 6-2
Barajas, Jesus def. Sommer, Enzo (9) 7-5; 6-2 Ret (inj)
Kumar, Sameer (6) def. Gu, Andrew 7-6(4); 5-7; 6-2