Both Northern California men lost today in the semifinals of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla.
No. 3 seed Oren Motevassel of San Jose fell to No. 1 Tony Bujan, the two-time defending champion from Tustin, 6-3, 6-4. No. 9 David Smith of San Francisco bowed out against No. 4 Marcio Carlsson of Florianopolis, Brazil, 6-2, 6-1.
Carlsson, 40, has lost only four games in five matches. He reached No. 119 in the world in 1998.
Bujan, a 45-year-old teaching pro in Orange County, was a three-time All-American at TCU in the early 1990s.
Motevassel, 48, won the title in 2011 and 2012. He climbed to a career-high No. 161 in 1997.