Day One Results from the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 22, 2004

BERKELEY - Day one action has wrapped up at the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships in Berkeley, with the California men having a dominant day of play. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.

The Golden Bears only first round match (Round of 64) in doubles was easily won by sophomore John Pettit and freshman Ken Nakahara. The duo defeated Hawaii's Chad Faulk and Jamie Migia, 8-3. Three other pairs of Cal doubles received first round byes. Dean Wallace/Lennart Maack, Tyler Browne/Daniel Sebescen and Patrick Briaud/Conor Niland will all play in second round matches tomorrow morning.

Cal was especially successful in singles play. In Round of 128 action, freshman Vaclav Burger outlasted USF's Rafael Corazzo, 6-3; 0-6; 6-4. Sophomore John Pettit beat Fresno State's Sam Tadevosian in straight sets, 6-4; 6-4. Sophomore Dean Wallace was successful in his efforts against Cal Poly's Brody Saunders, 6-1; 6-3. Senior Patrick Briaud began a successful day by beating Gonzaga's Brett Womack, 6-1; 6-1. Freshman Ken Nakahara knocked off Sacramento State's Ramon Perez, 6-0; 6-4. Sophomore Daniel Sebescen came up with a convincing victory over Stanford's Nico Martinez, 6-2; 6-0. Sophomore Tyler Browne finished off Cal's perfect first round, defeating Tyler Black of UOP, 6-3; 6-4.

Cal's success continued into the Round of 64, with junior Conor Niland, ranked No. 17 in the country, defeating Oregon's Chad Wilson in straight sets, 6-2; 6-4. Burger fell to Santa Clara's Jan Macek, 6-2; 6-1. After a close first set, an ankle injury slowed Pettit, who was defeated by Oregon's Markus Schiller, 6-4; 6-0. Wallace won an impressive match in straight sets against Hawaii's Ryan Sceats, 6-2; 6-4. Briaud convincingly beat USF's Timo Kienle, 6-2; 6-2. Junior transfer Lennart Maack, who also received a first-round bye, comfortably beat Cal Poly's Aaron Elbert, 6-2; 6-0. Nakahara continued on his winning ways, beating Oregon's Thomas Bieri, 6-4; 2-6; 6-4. Sophomore Sebescen outplayed Gonazaga's Arthur Reid in three sets to capture the victory.

In addition to host California, this event will feature the top players from Division I schools from: Sacramento State, University of Nevada, University of Portland, UC Davis, Oregon, Washington, Stanford, Gonzaga, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific, Cal Poly, Fresno State, St. Mary's, Santa Clara and University of Hawaii.

Action continues tomorrow at Berkeley's Hellman Tennis Center and Channing Courts, all day.

For complete tournament results, click here.

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