FRESNO, Calif. – Four Cal Poly men's singles players advanced in the first day of play on Friday at the Fresno State Bulldog Classic while a Cal Poly duo will be playing in the doubles championship on Saturday.
Senior Marco Comuzzo opened play with a straight set win over Pacific's Eric Cedarwall, 6-3, 7-5 and will face Ethan Lopez of Fresno State in the quarterfinal round on Saturday.
True freshman Ben Donovan also picked up a straight set win, 6-2 and 6-0, over Fresno City College player, Adrien Varenne. Donovan will face Cal Poly teammate Naveen Beasley in the quarterfinal round when his opponent withdrew due to injury.
Sophomore Derek Klein picked up a strait set win over Alec Bessinger of Fresno City College after a close first set. Klein won the first set, 7-5, but dominated the second, 6-0. Klein will face Fresno State's Sai Kartik in the quarterfinal round. Kartik defeated Cal Poly's Gannon Daynes in three sets, 6-7, 6-2 and 6-0.
Freshman Corey Pang lost to Fresno State's Alex Hamilton, 6-3 and 6-3.
In singles round robin play, Matt Thomson lost to Saint Mary's Thomas Hunt, 6-3 and 6-2 while Devin Barber picked up a dominating, 6-0, 6-1, win over Fresno City College player, Joey Rivera.
In doubles action on the first day of play of the Bulldog Classic, the freshman duo of Donovan and Pang advanced to Saturday's championship match with three wins on Friday. They will face the team of Lopez and Ethan from Fresno State.
Donovan and Pang defeated the Fresno City College duo of Gray and Rivera, 8-3. In the quarterfinal round, they defeated another team from Fresno City College, Bessinger and Varenne, 8-4. And in the semifinal round, defeated Bloore and Hunt from Saint Mary's, 8-6.
The duo of Barber and Klein went 2-1, defeating Fresno City College team of Audibert and Huis, 8-1. In the quarters they defeated Pacific's Cadarwall and Hamilton, 8-7, before falling to Fresno State team of Lopez and Ethan.
Beasly and Daynes lost their first round match, 8-6, to Fresno State's Kartik and MacNeil, but bounced back to win the next two matches. In the quarters they defeated Ngo and Spence from Pacific, 8-6 and in the semifinal defeated Gray and Rivera from Fresno City College, 8-3.
Four Singles Players Advance at Fresno St. Bulldog Classic