California Rolls Again, Dropping Arizona 6-1
March 9, 2002
BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of California men's tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches today by defeating Pac-10 rival Arizona at Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley today by a score of 6-1. With the win, the tenth-ranked Bears also extend their home winning streak to eight matches.
At home in 2002, Cal has dominated its opponents, outscoring visitors by a collective score of 42-6 at Hellman. In fact, only one team has managed more than a point against the Bears in Berkeley this season.
Today would prove to be no different for Cal. Freshman Patrick Briaud saw his first action since opening day, pairing with Chase Exon to easily defeat Wildcats Arnaud Agniel and Colin O'Grady on the third doubles court by a score of 8-5. Team captain John Paul Fruttero also gave a different look to the Bears, pairing with Wayne Wong for the first time in 2002, and the duo breezed to an easy victory on the second court, winning 8-3.
While Fruttero locked horns with the power serve of Steven Capriati on the top singles court, junior Ben Miles wowed his spectators on the fifth court, overpowering UA's Roeland Brateanu, 6-3, 6-2, to extend his record to a perfect 4-0 on the season. Dane Mik Ledvonova, a freshman, also impressed on the fourth court, sailing by Bruno Arapovic in a pair of 6-1 sets to notch Cal's first singles victory of the afternoon.
The Bears will be back in action next Saturday against Southern Methodist at Indian Wells, with match time set for 1:00 p.m. Cal returns to Hellman on Friday, March 22 to take on Clemson at 1:30 p.m.
Capriati/Hagman (UA) def. Miles/Veress, 9-8
Fruttero/Wong (Cal) def. Kim/Lloyd, 8-3
Exon/Briaud def. Agniel/O'Grady, 8-5
Steven Capriati (UA) def. John Paul Fruttero, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Wih Kim, 7-6, 6-4
Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Carl Hagman, 6-4, 6-4
Mik Ledvonova (Cal) def. Bruno Arapovic, 6-1, 6-1
Ben Miles (Cal) def. Roeland Brateanu, 6-3, 6-2
Chase Exon (Cal) def. Colin O'Grady, 6-4, 6-1