Dons fill out Channel semifinals in doubles too

Just like singles, the Channel League Doubles Championship will feature its top four seeds in the semifinals after the first two rounds were completed at Buena on Wednesday. And just like singles, three of the four entries are Santa Barbara Dons.

Favorites Spencer Simon and Evan Teufel didn’t spend too much time on the courts on a hot afternoon as the Dons duo beat teams from Buena and Ventura 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-0. Simon and Teufel will face Dos Pueblos’ Andy Silverstein and Eric Katz in Thursday’s semifinals being held at the Pierpont Inn.

Silverstein and Katz  toppled two teams from San Marcos, Garrett Timmons and Mario Herrera in the first round and Jackson Mann and Scott Messier in the second.

The other two Santa Barbara teams, Matt Demopoulos-Christian Wheeler and Evan Williams-Dan Diaz, will meet in the other semifinal.

Wheeler and Demopoulos were involved in the day’s most competetive match, overcoming a fierce challenge from San Marcos’ Sean-Michael Gaudefroy and Travis Enholm in the first round.  The Dons escaped with a 7-5, 6-4 victory.

Results of the first round:
#1 Simon/Teufel (SB) def Kyle Tong/Peter Prudhomme (Buena) 6-0, 6-0
Bobby Oldt/Andy Laubacher (Ventura) def Tyler Espinoza/Michael Muldong (B) 6-1, 7-5
Jackson Mann/Scott Messier (San Marcos) def Collin Masiel/Parker Harris (V) 6-3, 6-0
#4 Silverstein/Katz (DP) def Garrett Timmons/Mario Herrera (SM) 6-1, 6-0
#3 Williams/Diaz (SB) def Jon Waxer/Ryan Maher (V) 6-1, 6-1
Austin Cano/Christian Edstrom (DP) def Vince Luciani/Brian Perrett (B) 6-1, 6-1
Malcolm Sutton/John Kim (DP) def Noah Kilman/Michael Huang (B) 6-1, 6-2
#2 Demopoulos/Wheeler (SB) def Sean-Michael Gaudefroy/Travis Enholm (SM) 7-5, 6-4

Results of the second round:
#1 Simon/Teufel (SB) def Oldt/Laubacher (V) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Demopoulos/Wheeler (SB) def Sutton/Kim (DP) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Williams/Diaz (SB) def Cano/Edstrom (DP) 6-0, 6-2
#4 Silverstein/Katz (DP) def Mann/Messier (SM) 6-2, 6-1