Top seed Kudla progresses, No. 2 Kozlov upset at Tiburon Challenger – Marin Independent Journal


The Tiburon Challenger draw saw another major upset on Thursday, this time as second seed Sergei Kozlov fell 6-1, 7-5 to unseeded Alexis Galarneau in the round of 16 at the Tiburon Peninsula Club.

3 seed Michael Mmoh was ousted by Zachary Svajda in Wednesday’s action.

Top-seeded Denis Kudla is still standing to carry the banner as he advanced unchallenged 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday against duplicating Leandro Riedi. No. 5 Enzo Couacaud rallied to defeat Luke Saville, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. He will face Kudla in Friday’s action. Paul Jubb kept his title hopes alive with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alex Michelsen.

In the doubles quarter-finals, the top two seeds fell. Number 1 Julian Cash and Henry Patten lost 7-6 (5), 6-3 to Riedi and Valentin Vacherot. Second-seeded Australians Andrew Harris and Saville lost to Charles Broom and Constantin Frantzen, 6-3, 6-7(3), 10-7.

The wild card duo of Ezekiel Clark and Alfredo Perez beat Ernesto Escobedo and Nicolas Mejia, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7. Another wild card to advance is the team of Siddhant Banthia and Carl Emil Overbook.

Water polo

College of Marin welcomes a pair of Olympians – Jamie Neushul and Hannes Daube – for a clinic on October 16. The cost of the event is $45 per child.

COM’s Steve Carrera coached Daube in high school at Orange Lutheran. Daube was part of the Orange Lutheran team that won the CIF Southern Section Division I Championship in 2016.
Daube continued his stellar career by leading USC to the NCAA Championship in 2018. He also helped the United States Men’s National Team to a sixth-place finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Neushul played high school water polo for Dos Pueblos in Goleta, then played at Stanford, helping guide the Cardinal to three NCAA titles in 2014, 2015, and 2017. Neushul was a member of the United States Women’s National Team who won gold in Tokyo.

girls water polo

Estelle Engelskirchen scored three goals in a strong all-around game to lead San Rafael past San Marino 7-0 on Thursday. The senior also had one assist and six steals.

Senior Dylan Moayedi added two goals and an assist for the Bulldogs (2-2, 7-4), while Ellie Diaz claimed six interceptions. Bulldogs goaltender Eliza Gould had four saves, along with two assists and a steal, as she powered up defense and offense.

boys water polo

San Marino handed San Rafael a 12-4 loss on Thursday, despite making 13 combined saves from Bulldog guards Jack Carey and Jack McCall.

Julian Levash led San Rafael (0-4, 2-7) with two goals and an assist. Drew Phizackarley scored and had an assist, while Niko Dumitrescu also netted.

girls golf

Redwood’s Taylor Bridges shot a 39 at the Meadow Club to earn low medalist honors and lead Redwood past Novato and Archie Williams in Thursday’s game. The Giants finished at 165, ahead of the Falcons’ 214 and the Hornets’ 247.

Redwood’s Ainsley Gallagher scored a 41, followed by teammate Gracy Rider (42) and Katelyn Vandusen (43).

Ryan Magnussen paced Archie Williams with a 42 and Haley Picetti shot a low 56 for Novato.

Field hockey

Redwood and Tam battled to a scoreless draw on Thursday in a key game for both teams.

The Giants (7-0-3, 12-1-3) are trying to keep pace with University (7-0-2) in the race for the top seed in the MCAL playoffs. Meanwhile, the Hawks (5-3-2) currently have a lock on fourth and final playoff spot, but still have a shot at nabbing third-place Marin Catholic (7-1-2).


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