Men's Tennis Competes in Napa

Oct. 2, 2001

Napa Valley - Cal men's tennis opened up competition last weekend, playing in the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge, a three day individual round robin event featuring Cal and USC from the Pac-10 Conference and Illinois and Minnesota from the Big 10.

Nine players competed for Cal, including 36th ranked Balazs Veress, last year's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Veress competed in three singles matches, winning one, as well as in two doubles matches. Shining for Cal over the weekend was Wayne Wong, who competed in three singles matches and won twice.

The matches did not count toward team records.

Results from the three days of competition:

Friday Singles

 CAL Wayne Wong d. MN Avery Ticer  2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) ILL Phil Stolt d. USC Andrew Park  6-3, 6-3 MN Harsh Mankand d. CAL Balazs Veress  7-6(5), 6-3 ILL Amer Delic d. USC Damien Spizzo  6-0, 6-4 CAL Conor Niland d. MN Alex Zharinov  7-6(0), 6-2 ILL Chris Martin d. USC Daniel Langre  6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2) MN Thomas Haug d. CAL Ben Miles  6-4, 6-4 ILL Jamal Parker d. CAL Jeff King  7-6(3), 6-3 CAL Dean Wallace d. MN Chris Wettengel  4-6, 6-2, 6-3 ILL Mike Calkins d. USC Prakash Amritraj  6-4, 7-5 MN Eric Robertson d. CAL Patrick Briaud  7-5, 6-1 ILL Mike Kosta d. USC Tiege Sullivan  3-6, 6-3, 6-3 MN Reven Stephens d. CAL Kevin Patrick  7-5, 6-4 ILL Brian Wilson d. USC Garrett Wong  6-3, 6-3 MN Manuel Lievano d. CAL Chase Exon  7-6(1), 6-3 ILL Nathan Zeder d. USC Christian Jensen  6-2, 6-2

Friday Doubles

 ILL Delic A - ILL Calkins M d. USC Spizzo D - USC Langre D  8-4 MN Mankand H - MN Haug T d. CAL King J - CAL Veress B  8-4 USC Park A - USC Amritraj P d. ILL Kosta M - ILL Zeder N  8-4 CAL Niland C - CAL Exon C d. MN Robertson E - MN Stephens R  9-8 ILL Stolt P - ILL Wilson B d. USC Sullivan T - USC Jensen C  8-2 MN Zharinov A - MN Ticer A d. CAL Wallace D - CAL Wong W  8-5 ILL Martin C - ILL Parker J d. CAL King J - USC Wong G  8-0 MN Lievano M - MN Wettengel C d. CAL Briaud P - CAL Patrick K  8-3

Saturday 9AM Singles -- Round Robin 1

 CAL Wayne Wong d. ILL Mike Kosta  6-3, 3-6, 6-3 MN Harsh Mankand d. USC Andrew Park  6-7(1), 6-2, 6-2 ILL Amer Delic d. CAL Balazs Veress  6-4, 6-4 ILL Mike Calkins d. CAL Patrick Briaud  7-6(4), 6-2 MN Thomas Haug d. USC Daniel Langre  6-4, 7-5 USC Prakash Amritraj d. MN Manuel Lievano  6-4, 5-4  Ret (inj) MN Eric Robertson d. USC Garrett Wong  3-6, 6-1, 6-1  

Saturday, 11 AM Singles -- Round Robin 1

 MN Alex Zharinov d. USC Damien Spizzo  6-4, 6-3 MN Reven Stephens d. Jeff CAL King  6-4, 6-2 ILL Phil Stolt d CAL. Conor Niland  7-5, 6-7(3), 6-0 ILL Chris Martin d CAL. Dean Wallace  6-0, 6-2 ILL Brian Wilson d. CAL Chase Exon  6-3, 6-3 MN Avery Ticer d. USC Tiege Sullivan  6-3, 6-1 ILL Nathan Zeder d. CAL Jeff King  6-3, 6-1 MN Chris Wettengel d. USC Christian Jensen  6-2, 6-3 ILL Jamal Parker d. CAL Kevin Patrick  6-3, 6-4

Saturday Doubles

  USC Spizzo D - USC Langre D d. MN Mankand H - MN Haug T  8-4  USC Park A - USC Amritraj P d. MN Zharinov A - MN Ticer A  8-4  MN Robertson E - MN Stephens R d. USC Sullivan T - USC Jensen C  8-4  ILL Delic A - ILL Calkins M d. CAL Niland C - CAL Exon C  8-3  ILL Kosta M - ILL Zeder N d. CAL King J - CAL Veress B  8-5  ILL Stolt P - ILL Wilson B d. CAL Wong W - CAL Wallace D  8-4  ILL Martin C - ILL Parker J d. CAL Briaud P - CAL Patrick K  8-3

Sunday Singles -- Round Robin 1

 USC Andrew Park d. ILL Amer Delic  6-1, 6-1 MN Harsh Mankand d. CAL Conor Niland  7-5, 6-4 USC Prakash Amritraj d. MN Chris Wettengel  2-6, 6-1, 6-3 CAL Balazs Veress d. MN Alex Zharinov  6-2, 6-2 ILL Mike Calkins d. CAL Wayne Wong  6-1, 6-3 ILL Chris Martin d. CAL Chase Exon  6-3, 5-7, 7-5 USC Daniel Langre d. ILL Mike Kosta  6-4, 3-6, 10-7 CAL Kevin Patrick d. USC Christian Jensen  6-3, 6-3 Nathan Zeder d. USC Tiege Sullivan  6-1, 6-0 ILL Brian Wilson d. MN Thomas Haug  3-6, 6-3, 6-3 MN Avery Ticer d. USC Garrett Wong  3-6, 7-5, 6-3 CAL Patrick L Briaud d. ILL Jamal Parker  6-4, 6-3 MN Reven Stephens d. CAL Dean Wallace  3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 MN Eric Robertson d. CAL Jeff King  6-1, 7-5

No Doubles Sunday

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