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Men's Tennis Big 8 North Conference Tournament Results

Paul Bhatia in action

Big 8 North Conference Tournament Results

ARC Singles Seeds:
2. Paul Bhatia
3. Michael Vizcarra
5. Pete Gibson
6. Sam Hall
9. Andrei Anderson
10. Rob Kendall

ARC Doubles Seeds:
1. Hall/Vizcarra
3. Bhatia/Gibson
5. Anderson/Kendall

In a tremendously exciting conference tournament the Beavers performed extremely well. As quarterfinalists, all six ARC tournament entrants qualified for the individual Championships at Ojai. Both Andrei Anderson and Rob Kendall upset higher seeded players to reach the qualifying round. Anderson beat Folsom Lake #2 Stephen Morley 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 to become an automatic qualifier. Kendall took on Santa Rosa #1 Trevor Pinder in the qualifying round and was able to close out the hard serving Bear Cub 6-3, 6-4 to earn the qualifying spot. Other ARC standout results included Pete Gibson defeating Solano #1 Chris Hagler 6-2, 6-1 and Sam Hall beating Folsom Lake #1, and #2 overall seed, Daniel Alves 1-6, 6-1, 6-0. In the doubles the seeds held true until the #5 seeded team of Anderson/Kendall faced off against the #3 seeded Bhatia/Gibson. It was a very high quality match which Anderson/Kendall were able to win 10-6 in the 3rd-set tiebreaker. Overall, the conference tournament was an amazing success. All 6 singles players and 3 doubles teams advanced far enough to qualify for the Individual State Championships at Ojai. All 4 semifinalists in the singles draw were ARC players and the final 2 doubles teams were also ARC teams. The remaining matches will be played on the Beavers' time frame as they prepare for the team playoffs and individual championships.