Bears Play Well At Pacific Coast Championships

March 6, 2004

The Cal men's tennis team stepped up this weekend in double competition, with three of their four teams entered in the Pacific Coast Championships advancing to the round of 16 or better.

Patrick Briaud and Balazs Veress reached the quarterfinals of the tournament by defeating the teams of Marc Lucero and Manolo Ortiz, Brett Joelson and Marvin Rolle of Texas A&M, and Brent D' Amico and Ryan Kekley of Notre Dame. Briaud and Veress faced one of the top pairs in the country in Richard and William Barker of Rice in the quarterfinal, falling to the duo, 6-1, 6-4, for the second time this season.

The team of Tyler Browne and Daniel Sebescen also had a good showing, in La Jolla. The pair reached the round of 16 by defeating Mike Coelho and Daniel Jung, 6-0, 6-3, and Marty Davis and Chris Dunk, 6-1, 6-3. Browne and Sebescen were finally bounced out of the tournament by Adriano Biasella and Shuon Madden, 6-0, 6-2.

The team of assistant coach Jun Hernandez and Kuni Minato were the third Cal team to reach, at least, the round of 16 for the Bears. While Andreas Peterson and John Petitt advanced to the round of 32.

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