California Completes Pacific Coast Doubles Weekend

March 4, 2002

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Cal men's tennis team traveled to La Jolla over the weekend to compete in the 113th annual Pacific Coast doubles, hosted by the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. While none of the Bear pairs made it past the round of 16 in the main draw, the duo of freshman Patrick Briaud and Cal assistant coach Lan Bale rebounded from an early round loss to win the consolation draw at the tournament.

Briaud and Bale advanced to the final round by defeating another Bear tandem, freshman Mik Ledvonova and sophomore Wayne Wong, who had met little resistance while sailing through the consolation draw in a pair of straight set victories.

In the main draw, three Cal doubles teams advanced to the round of 32, and one advanced to the round of 16. Senior Chase Exon and freshman Conor Niland advanced to the third round by defeating the duo of Malhame/Raju of Notre Dame in a straight set victory. However, Exon and Niland were ousted from the tournament by a pairing from Exon's former team, Pepperdine in a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 match.

The Bears return to Berkeley this weekend, and will play six of their next seven matches at Hellman Tennis Complex. On Friday, Cal takes on Arizona State at 1:30 p.m., and follows it up with another Pac-10 matchup with Arizona, at noon on Saturday.

ROUND OF 64 (MAIN DRAW)
Schroeter/Wilson (UCSD) def. Bale/Briaud (Cal), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Fruttero/Kowalczyk (Cal) def. Horsley/Pate 6-2, 7-6(2)
Amrtraj/Prakash (USC) def. Wong/Ledvonova (Cal), 6-1, 6-3
Miles/Veress (Cal) def. Grannis/Yocum, 6-1, 6-2
Exon/Niland (Cal) def. Tontz/Tontz, 6-1, 6-1

ROUND OF 32 (MAIN DRAW)
Anselme/Placek (UCSB) def. Fruttero/Kowalczyk (Cal) 6-4, 6-3
Moore/Rainey (USC) def. Miles/Veress (Cal) 6-1, 6-4
Exon/Niland (Cal) def. Malhame/Raju (Notre Dame) 6-4, 6-2

ROUND OF 16 (MAIN DRAW)
Berg/Smith (Pepperdine) def. Exon/Niland (Cal) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

ROUND OF 16 (CONSOLATION DRAW)
Bale/Briaud (Cal) def. Raiszedalh/Smith, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Ledvonova/Wong (Cal) def. Ansari/Tregoning, 6-2, 6-0

QUARTERFINALS (CONSOLATION DRAW)
Bale/Briaud (Cal) def. Farrell/Haddock (Notre Dame) Wo (inj.)
Ledvonova/Wong (Cal) def. Maxwell/Minato 6-1, 6-2

SEMIFINALS (CONSOLATION DRAW)
Bale/Briaud (Cal) def. Ledvonova/Wong (Cal) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

FINALS
Bale/Briaud (Cal) def. Briseno/Correa, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

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