Thursday’s Pac-12 Men’s Quarterfinal Results
No. 4 California 4, No. 5 Arizona State 1
No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 8 Utah 0
No. 2 USC 4, No. 7 Washington 0
No. 3 Stanford 4, No. 6 Arizona 3
Here’s what happened: The last match of the day came down to the final match on court three with a back-and-forth three-set battle between William Genesen of Stanford and Igor Karpovets of Arizona, with Genesen clinching the Cardinal’s spot in the semifinals with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 result. In addition, UCLA Men’s Head Coach Billy Martin reached a historic milestone as he became the winningest coach in UCLA tennis history with 593 wins, surpassing his former coach the legendary Glenn Bassett.
Thursday’s Pac-12 Women’s Quarterfinal Results
No. 4 USC 4, No. 5 California 1
No. 1 Stanford 4, No. 9 Washington State 0
No. 2 UCLA 4, No. 10 Arizona 0
No. 3 Washington 4, No. 6 Arizona State 0
Here’s what happened: For the first time in the event’s three-year team tournament history, the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championship semifinals will feature the top-4 seeds as No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Washington and No. 4 USC advanced through the quarterfinals at Weil Tennis Academy on Thursday.
Pac-12 Men’s Semifinals on Friday
Note: All matches at Libbey Park
1 p.m.: No. 4 Cal vs. No. 1 UCLA
4 p.m.: No. 2 USC vs. No. 3 Stanford
Note: Both matches will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks and will be available to stream on the Pac-12 Now app.
Pac-12 Women’s Semifinals on Friday
Note: All matches at Weil Academy
12 p.m.: No. 1 Stanford vs. 4 USC
3 p.m.: No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 3 Washington
Open Division Round of 16 Results
Note: All matches at Ojai Valley Inn
There were some big-time upsets that took place in the Men’s Open singles division on the first day of play as former University of Denver player David Fox defeated top-seeded Jared Hiltzik, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, the former University of Illinois star. His former teammate at Denver, 2017 Ojai champion Henry Craig, was the No. 2 seed and was also upset. He fell to former USC player Raymond Sarmiento, 6-4, 6-1. Two teenagers advanced to the quarterfinals as San Diego’s Isaiah Strode and Calabasas’ Jacob Bullard each won two rounds on Thursday.
Other Round of 16 results included:
(4) Isaiah Strode d. Stefan Dostanic, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kent Hunter d. (5) Alec Adamson, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
(5) Andrew Baird d. Clay Thompson, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3
(3) Karue Sell d. Siem Woldeab, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Philip Bester d. Kento Perera, 6-3, 6-3
Jacob Bullard d. (5) Arnau Dachs Vaque 6-4, 6-1
Women’s first-round singles play begins at 8 a.m.
Defending champion and top-seeded Hanna Chang taking on Amy Huang, 2018 Ojai Girls’ 18s champion and USC recruit Eryn Cayetano faces No. 4 seeded Jacqueline Cako.
Top-seeded Kalman Boyd of College of the Desert opened with a straight-set win and did not drop a game and his teammate No. 2 Alex Kuperstein did the same recording a 6-0, 6-0 win just one day after COD captured the team title on the men’s side. Play resumes today at 8 a.m. at different sites around Ventura and Oxnard. Top-seeded Eva Spindler of American River and No. 2 Stephanie Huang of Chabot both had first-round byes and won second-round matches.
Top-seeded Caroline Kutach of Trinity won two rounds to open up play in the Women’s Division III West Regionals. Her teammate Mary Kaffen had a huge upset beating No. 2 Lilijana Semak of Cal Lutheran in straight sets. Independent Colleges men and women begin play on Friday.
CIF Boys’ and Junior Divisions
Play resumes at 8 a.m. at Thacher School in the CIF Boys’ Interscholastic division. All Junior events are being played at sites throughout Ojai, including private courts. The Girls’ 18s, 16s and 14s singles matches begin today. Visit www.TheOjai.net for draws, match times and sites.