RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

First up was the second semifinals doubles match between Luke Bambridge (GBR) and David O’Hare (IRL) and tournament wildcards Andre Goransson (SWE) and Florian Lakat (FRA). Goransson and Lakat came out of the gates strong, serving huge and staying aggressive and committed at the net. Bambridge and O’Hare had their chances, but squandered upwards of 12 break points throughout the match. The Cal Berkeley team deservedly booked their spot in the finals with a straight-set victory over the number-two seeded team. They will face number-one seeds Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) and Miguel Reyes-Varela (MEX) in Sunday’s doubles final.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) was up next up, taking on number-eight seed Cameron Norrie (GBR). A battle of the lefties gave the crowds a lot to cheer for, with Gunneswaran serving big and doing his best to dominate the court with his forehand. It was Norrie’s day, however, and he created too many problems for his opponent with his placement and consistency. Norrie moves into the finals.

The feature match of the day had local favorite Mackenzie McDonald (USA) taking on number–two seed Tennys Sandgren (USA). Bruising groundstroke rallies and an extremely physical first set drew even at 6 apiece, but Sandgren got the upper hand and prevailed. The second set also came down to a tiebreak with McDonald taking an early lead 3-0. Sandgren then rattled off 7 straight points to win the match. Sandgren goes into the finals.

Men’s Singles, Semi Finals

[2] T. Sandgren (USA) d M. McDonald (USA) 76(4) 76(3)
[8] C. Norrie (GBR) d P. Gunneswaran (IND) 63 62

Men’s Doubles, Semi Finals

[WC] A. Goransson (SWE) / F. Lakat (FRA) d [2] L. Bambridge (GBR) / D. O’Hare
(IRL) 63 75

ORDER OF PLAY – Sunday, October 1, 2017

Center Court start 12 noon
[1] M. Arevalo (ESA) / M. Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs [WC] A. Goransson (SWE) / F.
Lakat (FRA)

Followed by
Doubles Award Ceremony
Wheelchair tennis
Junior tennis demonstration

Not Before 2:30 p.m.
[8] C. Norrie (GBR) vs [2] T. Sandgren (USA)