Napa Valley Day One Men's Tennis Results
Sept. 20, 2002
Napa Valley, Calif. - Cal men's tennis opened up competition today, playing in the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge, a three day individual round robin event featuring No, 13 Cal and No. 65 Arizona from the Pac-10 Conference, No. 4 Illinois from the Big-10 and NCAA runner-up No. 2 Georgia from the SEC.
Seven players competed for Cal today, including 71st ranked Balazs Veress, who was named to last year's honorable mention All-Pac-10 team. Veress defeated Georgia's Stephan Timu in straight sets, 6-4; 6-4, but dropped his doubles (with Robert Kowalczyk) match to Illinois, 8-3. The other Bear winner today was senior Robert Kowalczyk, who defeated Georgia's Jason Varela, 6-3; 6-3.
The Bears return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9:00 a.m. at the Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley. For directions to the tournament, go to www.meadowood.com.
Results from the first day of competition:
NCAA Singles Day 1 - Round Robin 1 Balazs Veress, (CAL) d. Stephan Timu, (GA) 6-4; 6-4 Pramod Daibiru (ILL) d. Will Glenn, (GA) 6-2; 5-7; 6-2 Robert Kowalczyk, (CAL) d. Jason Varela, (GA) 6-3; 6-3 Pramod Dabir, (ILL) d. Trevor Wilson, (GA) 6-2; 6-3 Ryler Deheart, (ILL) d. Patrick Briaud, (CAL) 7-6(7); 7-6(5) Amer Delic, (ILL) d. Whi Kim, (AZ) 7-6(4); 5-7; 6-1 Brian Wilson, (ILL) d. Wayne Wong, (CAL) 7-6(3); 6-2 Michael Calkins, (ILL) d. Carl Hagman, (AZ) 6-2; 6-4 Paul Warkentin, (AZ) d. Chris Martin, (ILL) 7-6(5); 1-6; 6-3 Philip Stolt, (ILL) d. Tom Lloyd, (AZ) 6-1; 6-4 Evan Zeder, (ILL) d. Kevin Patrick, (CAL) 6-3; 6-2 Colin O'Grady, (AZ) d. Connor Murnighan, (ILL) 6-7(5); 7-6(3); 6-2 Daniel Andrus, (AZ) d. Jeff King, (CAL) 6-4; 6-3
NCAA Doubles Day 1 - Round Robin 1 Calkins M - Delic (ILL) d. Kowalczyk R - Veress B 8-3 (CAL) Briaud P - Niland C (CAL) d. Glenn W - Timu S 8-3 (GA) Deheart R - Martin (ILL) d. Hagman C - Lloyd (AZ) 9-7 Stolt P - Wilson B (ILL) d. Kim W - O'Grady C (AZ) 8-4 Andrus D - Warkentin P (AZ) d. Varela J - Wilson T (GA) 8-5 Murnighan C - Zeder E (ILL) d. King J - Patrick K (CAL) 9-7