MORAGA, Calif. -- Senior Robin Cambier remained undefeated in the fall season after picking up a singles and doubles victory on Saturday in day two of the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships. The Brussels, Belgium, native is on to the round of 16 in both brackets.
Cambier, the eighth-seeded player in the singles bracket, defeated Fresno State’s John Darmstaedter in just his second three-set match of the season. He prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to improve to 7-0 in singles and reach the round of 16. He opened the tournament with a straight-set victory in round two after a first round bye. Cambier will face California’s Filip Bergevi tomorrow afternoon with a ticket to the quarterfinals on the line.
Cambier and sophomore Kevin Farin also remained perfect in doubles, moving on the round of 16. The tandem received a bye in round one and followed with an 8-5 victory over Portland State’s Brent Wheeler and Ian Risenhoover today in round two. Cambier and Farin are 5-0 in doubles this fall and are in the hunt for a second straight flight title. They will meet Davidson’s Brett Bacharach and James Wade Sunday morning in the round of 16.
Junior Daniel Sardu was bounced from the singles main draw in the round of 32 after picking up two wins Friday. Sardu came up short against ninth-seeded Andrew Goransson of California, 6-2, 6-1.
Sophomore Brent Chin was in action in the consolation singles bracket and earned a thrilling victory against Washington’s Dragos Puscala. After dropping the first set 6-7 (3), Chin won the second set in an extra game (7-5) and prevailed in a super tie-breaker 1-0 (3). Chin and freshman Alex Marcinkowski competed together in doubles, and fell in the opening round.
Sardu and freshman Jayson Amos received a bye in the opening round of doubles and met Stanford’s ninth-seeded Nolan Paige and Trey Strobel in the round of 32. Sardu and Amos came up short 8-5.
Action from Moraga, Calif., continues Sunday at 9 a.m. (PT) with doubles play. Singles will resume at approximately 12:30 p.m.
USTA/ITA NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SINGLES CONSOLATION ROUND 1
Brent Chin (ORE) def. Dragos Puscala (UW) 6-7 (3), 7-5, 1-0 (3)