By James Slattery '15
Please see the men's tennis draws for this weekend's Battle in the Bay Classic here
John Lamble and junior Ilya Osintsev are heading up to San Francisco this weekend to compete in the Battle of the Bay Tennis Classic. Lamble and Osintsev will be competing in both singles and doubles. The Battle of the Bay begins on Fri., Oct. 11th and runs through Sun., Oct. 13th.
Lamble looks to rebound after falling to Adam Lee of Wake Forest in the third round of the qualifying draw in the ITA Men's All-American Championships. Lamble downed his first-round opponent 6-3, 7-6 (3) and topped his second opponent 6-3, 6-1.
The Battle of the Bay Classic marks the start of the season for Osintsev, who posted a 12-14 singles record a season ago. Osintsev was named the 2012 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and helped lead the team to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Lamble and Osintsev are embarking on their third year as doubles partners and look to build on their previous success. As doubles partners in 2012-13, Lamble and Osintsev posted an 8-6 record.
The Battle of the Bay was started in 2009 by USF men's tennis coach Peter Bartlett, his assistant Pablo Pires de Almeida and the California Club Director of Tennis, Steve Jackson.
Check back on Monday to see how Lamble and Osintsev played up in San Francisco.