STOCKTON -- Of the eight Sacramento State players to compete at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships over the weekend in Stockton, seven won at least one singles match, including junior Mikus Losbergs reaching the Round of 16.
The Hornets traveled all eight players on the roster, including Losbergs, seniors Kasparas Zemaitelis and Christopher Clayton, juniors Dom Miller, Donald Hall and Bernardo Moraes, and sophomores Louis Chabut and Hermont Legaspi. Seven of those players are returners while Moraes is a transfer from Holy Names.
Players from Sacramento State, Cal, UC Davis, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Santa Clara, Seattle, Saint Mary's, Stanford, San Francisco and Washington played at the tournament.
Losbergs, a native of Marupe, Latvia, was seeded 13th in singles play and proceeded to win three matches and advance all the way to the Round of 16. A total of 128 players appeared in the singles bracket, and Losbergs was able to defeat opponents from Portland State and UC Davis in straight sets, and No. 17 seed Mert Zincirli of San Francisco, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4. A first team all-Big Sky selection, Losbergs was a tiebreaker away from reaching the quarterfinals, but lost to No. 6 seed Sameer Kumar of Stanford by a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) score.
Between singles and doubles play, Losbergs combined to go 6-2 at the tournament as he teamed with Zemaitelis to advance to the semifinals of the doubles bracket. Seeded fifth in the tournament, the tandem of Losbergs/Zemaitelis beat opponents from Portland State, Cal and Pacific before falling to No. 3 seed and eventual tournament champion Cormac Clissold and Thomas Laurent of Oregon in the semis by a 6-4, 6-3 score. The duo of Losb ergs/Zemaitelis knocked off a pair of seeded doubles teams, including No. 2 Akram El Sallaly/Bernardo Oliveira of Pacific, 8-5, and No. 9 Jacob Brumm/Jack Molloy of Cal, 8-3.
Other Hornets to earn at least one singles victory during the tournament included Clayton, Hall, Legaspi, Miller, Moraes and Zemaitelis. Hall defeated Stanford's Nikita Demir in the consolation round in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
In doubles play, the Hornet teams of Chabut/Moraes and Hall/Miller both won at least one match.
All of Sacramento State's results from the tournament can be found below. The Hornets' third and final fall competition will take place at the Pacific Invitational this week on Oct. 27-29.
Round of 128 - lost to Robert Seby (SCU), 6-3, 6-3
Consolation Round 1 - lost to Kawika Lam (UCD), 6-4, 6-2
Extra Consolation - lost to Daniel Krutik (SMC), 7-6 (4), 6-3
Round of 128 - def. Devon Kashishian (EWU), 6-1, 6-1
Round of 64 - lost to No. 17 Akron El Sallaly (UOP), 7-5, 6-0
Round of 128 - lost to Alex Wallace (POR), 6-3, 6-2
Consolation Round 1 - def. Nikita Demir (STAN), 6-3, 6-3
Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Consolation Round 3 - lost to Ivan Thamma (UCD), 6-4, 6-4
Round of 128 - lost to Scott Paz (EWU), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Consolation Round 1 - def. Vasileios Iliopoulos (SCU), default (injury)
Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Consolation Round 3 - lost to Nathan Hampton (UOP), 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (14-12)
Mikus Losbergs (No. 13 seed)
Round of 128 - def. Samuel Roberts (PSU), 6-1, 6-0
Round of 64 - def. Jonathan Star (UCD), 7-6 (5), 6-4
Round of 32 - def. No. 17 Mert Zincirli (USF), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4
Round of 16 - lost to No. 6 Sameer Kumar (STAN), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6)
Round of 128 - def. Matthew Campana (SMC), 6-0, 6-3
Round of 64 - lost to No. 12 seed Paul Barretto (CAL), 6-4, 6-2
Round of 128 - def. Matthew Perkins (GON), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2
Round of 64 - lost to Kamran Khan (SCU), 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-2
Round of 128 - lost to Cem Erturk (FSU), 7-6 (2), 6-2
Consolation Round 1 - def. Jeremy Mueller (EWU), 6-2, 7-5
Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Consolation Round 3 - lost to No. 16 William Genesen (STAN), default (injury)
Louis Chabut/Bernardo Moraes
Round of 64 - lost to Nathan Hampton/Ross Watson (UOP), 8-4
Consolation - def. Jackson Hawk/Daniel Kurtik (SMC), 8-3
Christopher Clayton/Hermont Legaspi
Round of 64 - lost to Sam Feit/Ruadhan O'Sullivan (GON), 8-4
Consolation - lost to Cem Erturk/Cagatay Soke (FSU), 8-7 (4)
Donald Hall/Dom Miller
Round of 64 - lost to Bjorn Hoffman/Jackson Suh (CAL), 8-6
Consolation - def. Mantas Brgailiskis/Zdenek Derkas (FSU), 8-4
Mikus Losbergs/Kasparas Zemaitelis (No. 5 seed)
Round of 64 - Bye
Round of 32 - def. Tommy Edwards/Avery West (PSU), 8-3
Round of 16 - def. No. 9 Jacob Brumm/Jack Molloy (CAL), 8-3
Quarterfinals - def. No. 2 seed Akram El Sallaly/Bernardo Oliveira (UOP), 8-5
Semifinals - lost to No. 3 seed Cormac Clissold/Thomas Laurent (ORE), 6-4, 6-3
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