Men's Tennis Grabs First Shutout of Season
April 13, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - The No. 26-ranked Cal Bears (11-7, 3-3 Pac-10) grabbed their first shutout of the season, when they took on the Arizona Wildcats (12-7, 3-6 Pac-10) today at the Hellman Tennis Courts. The win for the Bears marks their first of a five-match homestand to be played in Berkeley.
The Bears swept the doubles competition with ease, dropping a combined five points to the Wildcats on all three courts. Cal geared up for singles competition determined to prove their abilities after suffering a tough loss to Stanford last Tuesday.
The Bears took the win without veteran senior Adrian Barnes, who is still recovering from shoulder problems. Freshman Balazs Veress returned to top form when he took out Carl Hagman at the No. 2 spot, 6-0, 6-2. Senior Scott Kintz improved his dual match record to 7-2 at the No. 4 spot when he defeated Jari Niskala in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.
Sophomore John Paul Fruttero clinched the match at No. 1 by defeating the Wildcat's Tom Lloyd, 6-4, 6-4.
Cal will host Arizona State tomorrow, April 14, at the Hellman Tennis Courts at 12 noon.
No. 1 John Paul Fruttero (Cal) def. Tom Lloyd, 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Carl Hagman, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) def. Whi Kim, 3-6, 6-2, 2-3 (retired)
No. 4 Scott Kintz (Cal) def. Jari Niskala, 6-4, 7-5
No. 5 Ben Miles (Cal) def.Bruno Arapovic, 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Erik Dmytruk (Cal) def. Arnaud Agniel, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
No. 1 Kintz/Dmytruk (Cal) def. Kim/Lloyd, 8-3
No. 2 Fruttero/Kowalczyk (Cal) def. Rolando Brateanu/Agniel, 8-2
No. 3 Miles/Veress (Cal) def. Hagman/Arapovic, 8-0