Cal Edged By SMU

March 20, 2004

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - The Cal men's tennis team suffered its seventh loss of the season, falling to SMU, 4-3, on Saturday in Indian Wells. The Golden Bears drop to 4-7 on the year and will look to regroup on Tuesday against a very good Baylor squad at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

The doubles team of Balazs Veress and Patrick Briaud continued to roll for the Bears, picking up their 11th victory of the year. Individually, Veress was able to stretch his winning streak to five matches, defeating Henrik Soderberg in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Jacob Leivent wasn't as lucky. His win streak was snapped at four matches as he lost in straight sets to Fede Murgier, 6-3, 6-3.

The following is the rest of the day's action.

Results SMU 4, Cal 3

DoublesBriaud/Veress def Brunstrom/Soder 8-4 CaliforniaBrowne/Sebescen def Chingoka/McNaughton 8-5 CaliforniaOredsson/Murgier def Minato/Wong SMU
SinglesBrunstrom def Wong 6-1, 6-0  SMUVeress def Soderberg  6-3, 4-6, 6-3 CaliforniaSebescen def Chigoka 2-6, 6-2, 7-5  CaliforniaSenczyszyn def Browne 6-1, 6-2  SMUSkrypko def Briaud 7-6, 6-1 SMUMurgier def Leivent 6-3, 6-3 SMU
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