March 5, 2012
La Jolla, Calif. - The Boston College men's tennis team had six pairs compete at the 123rd Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championships at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on March 1-4. Overall, 128 doubles pairs competed in the second-oldest tennis event in the United States.
Seniors Akash Muppidi and Alex Skinner, who earned a ninth seed, won their first match, defeating Esteban and Isaac Altuna, 6-1, 6-2. They fell in the second round, 7-5, 6-1, to John Morrissey and Robert Stineman of Stanford.
Junior Michael McGinnis and senior Jonathan Schroeder made it to the round of 64, where they fell to the second-seed pair of Kris Kwinta and John Peers, 6-0, 6-1. The BC pair then advanced to the consolation quarterfinals, defeating three pairs, including ninth-seed Kelly Donaldson and Thomas O'Brien of Villanova, 6-4, 7-5, before falling to No. 4 Alex Llompart and Kento Tanaka Tamaki from Pepperdine, 6-1, 6-2.
Junior Billy Grokenberger and partner sophomore Jonathan Raude lost their main-draw match to ninth-seed Spenser Simon and Giovanni Vaglietti of San Diego State, 7-5, 6-3. The two won their first consolation match against Villanova's Andrew Adler and Joseph Monaldo, 6-0, 6-2, before falling to Claremount-Mudd-Script's Mac Cahill and Neel Kotrappa, 6-2, 6-3.
Freshman pair Matt Wagner and Philip Nelson lost to ninth-seed Derek Schwandt and Jay Udwadia , the coaches of Fresno State, 6-4, 6-4, and then won their first consolation match, 6-3, 6-2, over San Diego State's Juan Florez and Jeremy Quiroz. They lot in the second round of consolation games, 6-2, 6-0.
Senior Rob Ankner
and partner sophomore Christian McKean
lost in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 11-9, to Ryan Peyton and Michael Rosengren of Villanova in their first round of action. They lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, to UCLA's Alex Brigham and Marcos Giron in a consolation match.
Freshman Joe Davison and junior Klaus Puestow lost their match in straight sets, both by a score of 6-2, to Andranik Khachatryan and Shiva Sangwan of San Diego State.
The Eagles return to the courts on March 8 to battle Villanova.