Jan. 14, 2012
Kike Grangeiro and Mate Zsiga prevented an all USC semifinal event when they downed a Trojan duo in the quarterfinals denying USC four teams in the semifinals of the Sherwood Collegiate Cup on Saturday.
Grangeiro, a senior, and Zsiga, a freshman, will face second-seeded Yannick Hanfmann and Steve Johnson in semifinal action on Sunday at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Zsiga, the lone Bears in the main draw of the singles bracket entering Saturday's competition, lost in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-3, to USC's Emilio Gomez. The Trojans advanced four players to the semifinals of the tournament.
Besides Grangeiro and Zsiga, two other BU doubles tandems saw action on Saturday. In first round action, Verzaal and Maytin, the tournament's top-seeded tandem, defeated UCLA's Michael Hui and Max Ta Ba Truong, 8-4, while USC's Gomez and Roberto Quiroz defeated Lars Behlen and Marko Krickovic, 8-4. Also in first-round action, Grangeiro and Zsiga defeated Stanford's John Morrissey and Ryan Thacher, 8-4.
Verzaal and Maytin fell in quarterfinal play to USC's Daniel Nguyen and Raymond Sarmiento, 8-2.
Play continues on Sunday and Monday.
Saturday Baylor Results
Sherwood Collegiate Cup
#48 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. #20 Mate Zsiga (BU) 7-5, 6-3
Round of 16
Gomez/Quiroz (USC) def. Lars Behlen/Marko Krickovic (BU) 8-4
Kike Grangeiro/Mate Zsiga (BU) def. Morrissey/Thacher (Stanford) 8-4
Robert Verzaal/Roberto Maytin (BU) def. Hui/Ta Ba Truong (UCLA) 8-4
Nguyen/Sarmiento (USC) def. Verzaal/Maytin (BU) 8-2
Grangeiro/Zsiga (BU) defeat E.Johnson/Vives (USC), 8-6
Grangiero (BU) def. Matt Kandath (Stan) 6-2, 6-3
Brigham/Giron (UCLA) def. Behlen/Krikovic (BU) 8-4
Lin (Stanford) def. Behlen (BU) 7-6(5), 7-6(1)
Thompson (UCLA) def. Krickovic (BU), 6-2, 6-3
Quiroz (USC) def. Maytin (BU) 6-3,5-7, 10-7
Verzaal (BU) def. Ball (Stanford) 6-2, 6-0