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Ex-Pacific men’s player wins in Stockton Pro Open qualifying

Former Pacific men’s tennis player Sem Verbeek enjoys coming back to his alma mater every chance he can get, especially since he is now a professional.

Verbeek, from the Netherlands, gave friends and supporters of Pacific tennis something to cheer about when he defeated American Sebastian Korda in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, on the first day of men’s singles qualifying at the Stockton Pro Open on Saturday at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

“It was really nice to get a win on my home court, and (Korda) is going to be a great player,” said Verbeek of Korda, the18-year-old son of former world No.