Feit Advances in Both Brackets at ITA Regionals
Oct. 20, 2017
STOCKTON, Calif.—The Gonzaga men’s tennis team continued play at the ITA Northwest Regionals Friday, and sophomore Sam Feit advanced in both the main singles and doubles brackets at Eve Zimmerman Tennis Complex in Stockton, Calif.
Feit and doubles partner Ruadhan O’Sullivan claimed a pair of victories Friday, becoming the first Gonzaga team to reach the Round of 16 at the regional championship. They opened pairs play with an 8-4 win over a team from Sacramento State to move onto the second round. There, they upset the bracket’s fourth-seeded team, David Goulak and Tommy Lam of UC Davis, 8-6.
In singles play, Feit won again, dispatching one of the tournament’s No. 17 seeds, Cem Erturk. He beat the Fresno State Bulldog 6-4, 6-4, for the Round of 16 berth, the Zags’ first since 2014 when Alvaro Nazal reached the semifinals. He and Nazal are the only two Zags to reach the Round of 16 this decade.
Two more Zags also played a main bracket singles match Friday. O’Sullivan fell to second-seeded Mike Pervolarakis of Portland in three sets, winning the first set 4-6, but falling 6-2, 6-2, in the final two to drop into consolation play. Fellow junior Emilio Moreno, meanwhile, squared off against tournament No. 1 seed Billy Griffith of California and lost 6-0, 6-2.
Elsewhere on the day, GU’s other three doubles pairs lost their main bracket opening round matchup. In consolation singles play, Kyle Everly picked up a third-set super tiebreak victory over Matis Bot of Saint Mary’s. He’ll now advance to the consolation bracket’s third round, where he faces Portland State’s Samuel Roberts.
The Zags continue play at the ITA Northwest Regionals on Saturday, Oct. 20. Feit and O’Sullivan have a potential two main bracket doubles matches Saturday morning, and Feit will just play his Round of 16 match in the afternoon. Doubles play will once again begin at 8:00 a.m. at Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center on the University of the Pacific campus.
10/19-23/2017 at Stockton, Calif.
32 GRIFFITH, Billy (CAL) def. Moreno, Emilio (Gonzaga) 6-0, 6-2
32 Feit, Sam (Gonzaga) def. ERTURK, Cem (FSU) 6-4, 6-4
32 PERVOLARAKIS, Mike (POR) def. O'Sullivan, Ruadhan (Gonzaga) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Singles – Consolation
1st THAMMA, Ivan (UCD) def. Homedes Dualde, Simón (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-2
1st CLISSOLD, Cormac (ORE) def. Perkins, Matthew (Gonzaga) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
1st Everly, Kyle (Gonzaga) def. BOT, Matis (SMC) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
64 MALTBY, Everett/THAMMA, Ivan (UCD) def. HUSIN, Bryan/MORENO, Emilio (Gonzaga) 8-6
64 O'SULLIVAN, Ruadhan/FEIT, Sam (Gonzaga) def. CLAYTON, Christopher/LESGASPI, Hermont (SAC ST) 8-4
64 NIELD, Trenton/WEELDREYER, Colton (SU) def. HOMEDES DUALDE, Simón/PERKINS, Matthew (Gonzaga) 8-6
64 BRUMM, Jacob/MOLLOY, Jack (CAL) def. RETTKE, Vincent/EVERLY, Kyle (Gonzaga) 8-3
32 O'SULLIVAN, Ruadhan/FEIT, Sam (Gonzaga) def. GOULAK, David/LAM, Tommy (UCD) 8-6
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