Zakharov and Chonjacki advance to doubles final

Zakharov and Chonjacki advance to doubles final

LOS ANGELES – Yevhen Zakharov and Martin Chojnacki advanced to the men's doubles finals of the 2014 USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Friday at the campus of Cal State L.A.

"We maybe stubbed our toe a little bit this morning in singles," BYU-Hawaii head coach Dave Porter said. "However, they bounced back to win a real close first doubles match today and in their second match they played much better."

Zakharov and Chojnacki entered the tournament as the top seeded doubles team. In the first match of the day, they defeated Rafael Martinez and Patrick Johnson of Holy Names in the tiebreak of the final set to win the match 9-8. Zakharov and Chojnacki then won the semifinal match 8-4 against No. 4 Ivan Parra and Matthew Halligan of Holy Names.

Both Seasiders saw their play in the men's singles come to an end in the quarterfinals. Zakharov fell to Ben Eger of Azusa Pacific 6-3, 6-2 and Chojnacki lost 6-1, 6-3 against Andre Staab of Point Loma.

The duo will look to take home the doubles championship tomorrow at 2 p.m. PDT.

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