MORAGA, Calif. -- The team of Joakim Norstrom and Tuomas Manner provided the highlight during a long day of tennis as the Saint Mary's men's tennis team finished day two at the ITA Regional at Korth Tennis Complex.
After receiving a bye in their first round match, Norstrom and Manner faced Washington's Gal Hakak and Wendell Watanabe with a spot in the round of 16 on the line. Norstrom and Manner emerged victorious, winning 8-4 to punch their spot for Sunday. They'll face Cal's Campbell Johnson and Filip Bergevi at 9 a.m.
The Gaels had a handful of other victories on the day, highlighted by a consolation singles win by freshman John Stormans. The Washington native defeated Sacramento State's Joaquin Marquez 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6) to claim his first win at the tournament.
Stormans also teamed with Wil Martin to defeat Oregon's Alex Marcinkowski and Brent Chin 8-4 in their first doubles match. The Gaels duo would drop their second match 8-4 to Portland's Michael Hu Kwo and Reid deLaubenfels. SMC pair James Markiewicz and Mathias Olsen, along with the team of Thomas Alexander Hunt and Samuel Bloore, also won one match before falling in the second.
The third day of competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with doubles, followed by a round of singles.
ITA Northwest Regional
Round of 32
James Tallman (San Francisco) d. Joakim Norstrom (SMC) 7-6 (4), 6-1
Consolation round one
Alec Wagner (SMC) d. Brent Wheeler (Portland State) inj. default
Consolation round three
Hayden Smith (Gonzaga) d. Wil Martin (SMC) inj. default
Alex Marcinkowski (Oregon) d. Seif El Sherbini (SMC) inj. default
John Stormans (SMC) d. Joaquin Marquez (Sacramento State) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)
Round of 64
Justin Guay/Kent Andreason (Portland) d. Wagner/Nathan Lewis (SMC) 8-4
Stormans/Martin (SMC) d. Alex Marcinkowski/Brent Chin (Oregon) 8-4
Markiewicz/Olsen d. Vicente Varas/Vladimir Mijatovic 8-7 (7)
Thomas Alexander Hunt/Samuel Bloore (SMC) d. Joey Brandt/Nick Kamisar (Gonzaga) 8-3
Round of 32
Michael Hu Kwo/Reid deLaubenfels (Portland) d. Stormans/Martin 8-5
Alex Ferrero/Ratan Gill (Portland) d. Markiewicz/Olsen 8-4
John Lamble/Sam Bertram (Santa Clara) d. Hunt/Bloore 8-5