March 7, 2009
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The Irish doubles team of freshman Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine Richland) and senior Santiago Montoya (Austin, Texas/St. Stephen’s) won three straight matches to work their way into the semifinals of the consolation draw at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
After dropping their first match of the tournament, Watt and Montoya have rolled to three consecutive two-set wins. In the third round of the consolation draw, the Irish duo downed Michael Lin and Todd nelson, 6-3, 6-4. Then in the fourth round, they knocked-off Bradley Adams and Davis Siegler, 6-2, 6-4. In the quarterfinals they squared off with Michael Paradowski and Christopher Tantz, with Watt and Montoya proving victorious, 7-5, 6-3.
In the semifinals, Watt and Montoya will take on Kevin Cox and Torsten Keil-Long of Southern California. The match is scheduled to take place Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. (PST).
Complete results of the Pacific Coast Doubles tournament will be posted at und.com as they become available. Updates will also be available through San Diego’s USTA website: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=67176
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