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MEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP FALL PLAY AT THE ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS

MORAGA, Calif. — Sacramento State juniors Marek Marksoo and Sean Kolar both reached the Round of 32 in singles play, and a pair of Hornet doubles squads advanced to the Round of 16 to highlight the team's appearance at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships over the weekend.

The Hornets traveled seven players to the tournament, comprised of juniors Oliver Andersen, Tom Miller, Kolar and Marksoo, sophomores Joaquin Marquez and Niranjan Ram as well as freshman Ayman Abdulwahab.

Five of the seven players earned at least one victory during the singles portion of the event, and all but two of the players secured at least one doubles win as well. In singles play, Abdulwahab, Kolar and Miller were each eliminated from the tournament by an opponent currently ranked among the top 100 Div. I players in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The singles draw saw Kolar pick up straight-set wins over opponents from Portland State and Oregon, before falling in the Round of 32 to 37th-ranked John Morrissey of Stanford by a 6-4, 6-2 score.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Marksoo, who is the team's No. 1 singles player, defeated Viktor Farkas of Washington by a 6-4, 6-4 score. Marksoo was then locked in a battle with Stanford's Trey Strobel before falling, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3).

Abdulwahab won his Round of 128 match over San Francisco's Jason Lee before falling in the Round of 64 to 97th-ranked Nolan Paige of Stanford, 6-0, 6-2. Miller won his first matchup before losing in the Round of 64 to 64th-ranked John Lamble of Santa Clara, 6-1, 6-4.

In doubles play, the tandem of Andersen/Kolar advanced to the Round of 16 by beating doubles teams from both Portland State (Round of 64) and Washington (Round of 32). The team eventually fell to Stanford's Morrissey and Yale Goldberg, 8-1.

Marksoo and Miller also advanced to the Round of 16 where they fell to Santa Clara's Sam Bertram and Lamble by an 8-6 score.

Complete singles and doubles results from each of Sacramento State's players can be found below.

Sacramento State is now finished with its fall portion of the schedule and will not play again until the spring season opener vs. Hawai'i Pacific on Jan. 16 in Honolulu.

SINGLES

Ayman Abdulwahab
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – def. Jason Lee (San Francisco), 6-3, 7-6 (11)
Oct. 18 – Round of 64 – lost to Nolan Paige (Stanford), 6-0, 6-2

Oliver Andersen
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – lost to Jack Sanford (California), 7-5, 6-3
Oct. 19 – Consolation Round 1 – lost to Thomas Takemoto (San Francisco), 6-2, 6-3

Sean Kolar
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – def. Will Cochrane (Portland State), 6-4, 6-0
Oct. 18 – Round of 64 – def. Kevin Farin (Oregon), 6-4, Ret (inj)
Oct. 19 – Round of 32 – lost to John Morrissey (Stanford), 6-4, 6-2

Marek Marksoo
Oct. 18 – Round of 64 – def. Viktor Farkas (Washington), 6-4, 6-4
Oct. 19 – Round of 32 – lost to Trey Strobel (Stanford), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3)

Joaquin Marquez
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – lost to John Darmstaedter (Fresno State), 6-2, 6-1
Oct. 19 – Consolation Round 2 – lost to John Stormans (Saint Mary's), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)

Tom Miller
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – def. Ethan Ogard (Portland), 6-4, 6-2
Oct. 18 – Round of 64 – lost to John Lamble (Santa Clara), 6-1, 6-4

Niranjan Ram
Oct. 18 – Round of 128 – def. Ashot Khacharyan (Santa Clara), Wd (inj)
Oct. 18 – Round of 64 – lost to Emmett Egger (Washington), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Oct. 19 – Consolation Round 3 – lost to Robert Stinemann (Stanford), 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES

Ayman Abdulwahab / Niranjan Ram
Oct. 19 – Round of 64 – lost to Brent Wheeler/Ian Risenhoover (Portland State), 8-6
Oct. 20 – Consolation Round 3 – lost to Maciek Romanowicz/Robert Stinemann (Stanford), 8-5

Oliver Andersen / Sean Kolar
Oct. 19 – Round of 64 – def. Nate Chart/Will Chocrane (Portland State), 8-2
Oct. 19 – Round of 32 – def. Max Manthou/Viktor Farkas (Washington), 8-7 (9)
Oct. 20 – Round of 16 – lost to John Morrissey/Yale Goldberg (Stanford), 8-1

Marek Marksoo / Tom Miller
Oct. 19 – Round of 32 – def. Nikhil Jayashankr/Wyatt Houghton (California), 8-2
Oct. 20 – Round of 16 – lost to John Lambel/Sam Bertram (Santa Clara), 8-6

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