Editor's Note: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club released the following results on March 2, 2013.
It was quite a day of tennis action at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club as semifinal match-ups for the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship were determined on Saturday.
Stanford’s John Morrissey and Denis Lin continued their impressive run in the tournament as they eliminated top-seeded Campbell Johnson and Christoffer Konigsfeldt, 6-1, 6-1, in an afternoon quarterfinal match.
Lin and Morrissey have played dominating tennis as they have dropped a total of only 15 games in their first five matches. They advanced to Sunday’s semifinal and will face third-seeded Marcos Giron and Dennis Novikov of UCLA, who defeated third-seeded Alex Bringham and Clay Thompson, 6-2, 6-4 in an all-UCLA quarterfinal match.
The Stanford duo entered the quarterfinal match in La Jolla with some extra incentive after having played against Johnson and Konigsfeldt in a recent dual match between Stanford and Cal-Berkeley.
“We had just played them last weekend and we lost, so we had a little chip on our shoulder. We felt the way we were playing, we had a really good shot (in La Jolla) if we just stayed focused,” Lin said following their quarterfinal victory.
In other afternoon quarterfinal matches, ninth-seeded Maciek Romanowicz and Robert Stineman of Stanford defeated the second-seeded independent team of Philipp Gruendler and Kris Kwinta of Los Angeles, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.
They will face fifth-seeded Max De Vroome and Eric Johnson, who captured a thrilling 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, quarterfinal victory over Joe Dorn and Warren Wood of Claremont McKenna-Mudd-Scripps College.
The Romanowicz / Stineman vs. De Vroome / Johnson semifinal will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by the Lin / Morrissey vs. Giron / Novikov semifinal match. The championship is scheduled to get underway at approximately 1:30 p.m. (All times are PST).
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a fee.
For complete tournament draws, click here.