Ventura duo looks strong in Channel League tourney

Ventura’s top-seeded team of Brendan McClain and Michael Lowe lost only three games and breezed to the semifinals of the Channel League Doubles Tournament at San Marcos on Wednesday.

Santa Barbara put two teams in the final four. No. 3 Cooper Mathieson-Graham Maassen pulled out a tight second-round match with Eric Katz-Sean Handley, 6-4, 6-4. Second-seeded Morgan Hale-Jack Damen survived a tight first set against Jackson Mann-Jackson Foster and pulled away to a 7-5, 6-0 win.

Also making the semifinals is the San Marcos team of Petar Jivkov-Travis Enholm. They defeated Santa Barbara’s Logan Liddelll-Mitchell Kuhn in the second round, 6-2, 7-5.

The semifinals are at 1:30 and the the final at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club. The singles final is also at 3:30 p.m.



#1 Brendan McClain/Michael Lowe (Ventura)

#2 Morgan Hale/Jack Damen (Santa Barbara)

#3 Cooper Mathieson/Graham Maasen (Santa Barbara)

#4 Logan Liddell/Mitchell Kuhn (Santa Barbara)

#5 Petar Jivkov/Travis Enholm (San Marcos)

#6 Eric Katz/Sean Handley (Dos Pueblos)

#7 Jackson Mann/Jackson Foster (San Marcos)

#8 Jake Roberts/Caleb Franzen (Dos Pueblos)


First Round:

McClain/Lowe (V) def Parker Funk/Garrett Timmons (SM) 6-2, 6-0

Roberts/Franzen (DP) def Brian Perrett/Andres Parra (Buena) 6-1, 6-0

Jivkov/Enholm (SM) def Blake Gurrola/Kevin Holst (Buena) 6-0, 6-0

Liddell/Kuhn (SB) def Mason Casady/Peter Shao 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Matthieson/Maassen (SB) def Noah Killman/Peter Prudhomme (Buena) 6-3, 6-3

Katz/Handley (DP) def Parker Harris/Brogan Wheeland (V) 6-2, 6-1

Mann/Foster (SM) def Connor Dann/Cullen McAlpine (V) 6-0, 6-0

Hale/Damen (SB) def Garrett Hazarian/Adam Smith (SM) 6-1, 6-1

Second Round:

McClain/Lowe (V) def Roberts/Franzen (DP) 6-1, 6-0

Jivkov/Enholm (SM) def Liddell/Kuhn (SB) 6-2, 7-5

Matthieson/Maassen (SB) def Katz/Handley (DP) 6-4, 6-4

Hale/Damen (SB) def Mann/Foster (SM)  7-5, 6-0