California travels to the Napa Valley Tennis Classic
Sept. 16, 2004
BERKELEY - The California men's tennis team travels to Meadowood in St. Helena this weekend for the 2004 Napa Valley Tennis Classic, put on in cooperation with Residential Pacific Mortgage. One of the premier tournaments in the nation, the Classic showcases the top players and teams in the NCAA.
California will be joined by the men's teams from University of Georgia, Texas A&M University and the 2003 national champions University of Illinois.
California will be led by senior Patrick Briaud, who along with partner Balazs Veress was awarded Pac-10 Co-Doubles Player of the Year in 2004, along with junior Conor Niland, returning from a redshirt year and ranked No. 17 nationally in this year's ITA preaseason poll. Newcomer Lennart Maack, a transer from the University of the Pacific, also received a preseason ITA national ranking, coming in at No. 34.
Play opens this Friday at Meadowood in St. Helena from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tournament action continues all day Saturday, and concludes on Sunday at 12 p.m. Admission is complimentary.