GLENDALE — Alex Sarkissian's progress through the 111th Annual Ojai Tennis Tournament was slowed by another hot player on a roll on Friday afternoon at Ojai Valley Tennis Club.
But the pause was only momentary, as the top-seeded Glendale Community College sophomore continued his unbeaten season with a 6-2, 7-5 win over 16th-seeded Michael Tjuatjuarma of De Anza College in the Men's Community College Singles tournament round of 16 on Friday to advance to today's quarterfinals.
"Alex found a way to get back in the match and to win it, this guy was very good he played today," Glendale college men's Coach Bob MacKay said. "But you've got to realize you're playing sudden death and you don't want to extend matches any longer than you have to. You've got to play smart and realize that your body can only take so much."