Freshman Mate Zsiga is the lone Bears to advance to the Sherwood Collegiate Cup quarterfinals.
Jan. 13, 2012
Mate Zsiga, were victorious in the first two rounds of singles action in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Friday.
Four of Baylor's six players won first-round matches but only Zsiga advanced through to quarterfinal action. The 20th-ranked and fourth-seeded Zsiga will take on eighth-seeded and 48th-ranked Emilio Gomez of USC on Saturday at.1:00 p.m. (CT).
Roberto Maytin, Lars Behlen, Marko Krickovic and Zsiga all swept their round of 32 matches in straight sets while Robert Verzaal lost in straight sets. Kike Grangeiro fell in three sets, losing the first one, winning the second then dropping the final set 7-5.
In round of 16 play, Behlen, Krickovic and Maytin lost to higher ranked or higher seeded players. Despite losing the first set to Johnson, 7-5, Zsiga rebounded to win the next two, 6-3, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals.
All three Baylor doubles tandems will see action beginning at 12:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday. Verzaal and Maytin, the tournament's top-seeded tandem, will take on UCLA's Michael Hui and Max Ta Ba Truong, Behlen and Krickovic face off against USC's Gomez and Roberto Quiroz and Grangeiro and Zsiga will play Stanford's John Morrissey and Ryan Thacher.
Sherwood Collegiate Cup
Round of 32
#54 Roberto Maytin (BU) defeats Warren Hardie (UCLA), 6-4, 6-2
#52 Lars Behlen (BU) defeats #75 Matt Kandath (Stanford), 6-0, 7-5
#72 Clay Thompson (UCLA) defeats Kike Grangeiro (BU), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Marko Krickovic (BU) defeats Alex Brigham (UCLA), 6-2, 6-4
#37 Ryan Thacher (Stanford) defeats Robert Verzaal (BU), 6-3, 6-1
#20 Mate Zsiga (BU) defeats John Morrissey (Stanford), 6-3, 6-4
Round of 16
#20 Zsiga (BU) def. Eric Johnson (USC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Steve Johnson (USC) def. #52 Behlen (BU) 6-4, 6-2
#48 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Krickovic (BU) 6-3, 6-2
#33 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. #54 Maytin (BU) 6-4, 6-1
1 - Steve Johnson, USC
2 - Raymond Sarmiento, USC
3 - Daniel Nguyen, USC
4 - Mate Zsiga, BU
5 - Nick Meister, UCLA
6 - Ryan Thacher, Stanford
7 - Yannick Hanfmann , USC
8 - Emilio Gomez, USC