Bulldogs In The Final Of EWU Fall Classic
The final will take place at Gonzaga Prep at 3:15 p.m.
"Both Alvaro and Olivier had a great weekend," head coach Peter MacDonald said. "Coming in we wanted to have consistent play from the entire team and we definitely saw it with four of our guys in the semifinals. Since our guys were in the final, we moved the final to prevent injury."
Nazal, the No. 1 seed in the flight, defeated teammate Hayden Smith in his semifinal match 6-2, 6-3. Jamin as the No. 8 seed beat No. 3 seed and fellow Bulldog Levin Guillermo 6-2, 6-3.
"I was impressed with Hayden this weekend," MacDonald said. "There are always jitters before you first match and first tournament as a freshman. Hayden handled it well and I like how this will help us moving forward."
Gonzaga was also involved in the final of the doubles draw. The duo of Jack Schoebel and Jamin defeated teammates Joey Brandt and Nazal 8-5 to advance to the final.
However, Schoebel and Jamin would fall to Eric Braun and Andrew MacFarlane from the University of Montana 8-6 in the match.
"This weekend was a great opportunity to see what some pairings can do," MacDonald said. "There is still work to do but it was a good start for us."
The team is back on the court in two weeks when it travels to Boise, Idaho, for the Boise State Tournament starting Friday Oct. 5.
2012 EWU Fall Classic
Red Flight Singles
No. 1 Alvaro Nazal (GU) def. Hayden Smith (GU) 6-2; 6-3
Schoebel/Jamin (GU) def. Brandt/Nazal (GU) 8-5
Braun/MacFarlane (UM) def. Schoebel/Jamin (GU) 8-6