No. 11 Veress/Briaud Advance to Pac-10 Doubles Semifinals

April 23, 2004

OJAI, Calif. - Cal's No. 11-ranked doubles team of Balazs Veress and Patrick Briaud defeated Arizona's Roger Matalonga and Colin O'Grady, 8-4, to advance to the semifinals of the doubles main draw at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. on Friday. The doubles team of Veress and Briaud is the last Cal team left standing after two days of competition at this year's Pac-10 championships.

In singles competition on Friday, both Veress and Briaud lost their individual quarterfinal matches to end any chance of a Golden Bear taking home the Pac-10 singles championship. Veress took UCLA's Chris Lam to a third set before falling, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, and Stanford's Sam Warburg came back from a set down to defeat Briaud, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4.

In other doubles action, Cal's Tyler Browne and Daniel Sebescen upset UCLA's No. 8-ranked, Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta, 8-5, in the first round but defaulted the following match due to injury in the quarterfinal round.

The doubles team of Veress and Briaud take the court Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a semifinal match vs. UCLA's Philipp Gruendler and Luben Pampoulov at Libbey Park. The winner advances to the doubles finals.

Cal Men's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsOjai, CaliforniaApril 22-25, 2004

Singles: Main DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Chris Lam (UCLA) d. Balazs Veress (Cal), 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4Sam Warburg (Stan) d. Patrick Briaud (Cal), 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4Second Round - Thurs., April 22Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Colin O'Grady (Ariz), 7-5, 6-1Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Roger Matalonga (Ariz), 6-4, 2-6, 1-3 ret (ill)First Round - Thurs., April 22Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Philip Sheng (Stan), 6-2, 6-3Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) d. Tyler Browne (Cal), 6-4, 6-2Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Kris Kwinta (UCLA), 6-4, 6-4Clint Letcher (ASU) d. Wayne Wong (Cal), 6-4, 7-6

Singles: Invitational DrawFirst Round - Thurs., April 22Jason Nguyen (UCLA) d. Jake Leivent (Cal), 6-3, 7-5Tim Mullane (Ariz) d. John Pettit (Cal), 6-4, 6-4Parker Collins (USC) d. Kuni Minato (Cal), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles: Main DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Briaud/Veress (Cal) d. Matalonga/O'Grady (Ariz), 8-4Kinsella/Stewart (ASU) d. Browne/Sesbescen (Cal), Def (inj)

First Round - Fri., April 23Briaud/Veress (Cal) d. Davies/Letcher (ASU), 8-4Browne/Sebescen (Cal) d. Francis/Kwinta (UCLA), 8-5

Doubles: Invitational DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Sheng/Wan (Stan) d. Minato/Pettit (Cal), 8-2

First Round - Fri., April 23Minato/Pettit (Cal), ByeFloyd/Ricks (Wash) d. Leivent/Wong (Cal), 8-5

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