Daniel Nguyen and Daniel Kosakowski are likely not talking about strategy here. The pair face each other in the semfinals on Saturday
CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 14, 2012) – USC will take on UCLA on Saturday in the semifinals at the 17th annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pro Classic, a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s event being played this week at the Claremont Club.
Qualifier Daniel Nguyen, a recent USC graduate, will face former UCLA Bruin and No. 2-seeded Daniel Kosakowski in the first semi at 10 a.m. followed by former Trojan Prakash Amritraj against qualifier Haythem Abid, a Tunisia Davis Cup player who played for UCLA.
The quartet each beat seeded players on Friday in tightly contested matches to advance to Saturday’s semifinals.
The 20-year-old Kosakowski had to come back to beat former Michigan star Jason Jung, 23, the No. 6 seed from Torrance, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Kosakowski used his big forehand to dictate play in the second set and went up a break in the third takin...