No. 27 California Defeats No. 44 San Diego, 4-2

Feb. 5, 2005

Berkeley - The No. 27 Golden Bears (2-1 overall, 0-1 Pac-10) defeated No. 44 University of San Diego, 4-2, at Berkeley's Hellman Tennis Center. With the win, California improves to 2-1 overall (0-1 Pac-10), while the Toreros fall to 0-2 overall on the season.

Cal picked up the doubles point, notching victories in two of three matches. Senior Patrick Briaud and junior Conor Niland, currently No. 30 in the nation in doubles, defeated San Diego's No. 51 duo of Pierrick Ysern and Nicolas Beuque, 8-2 on court one. Cal clinched the doubles point with sophomore John Pettit and freshman Ken Nakahara's remarkable come-from-behind victory on court three. The pair rallied from being down 5-1 to win, beating Mirza Koristovic and Oscar Plotnik, 8-6.

In singles action, No. 21 Niland pulled off the upset over No. 5 in the nation Ysern, 6-1; 6-7; 6-3, on court one. Sophomore Tyler Browne won on court four in three sets, beating Koristovic, 2-6; 6-2; 6-0. Cal secured the win on court three, where Briaud outlasted Robbie Blair, 2-6; 6-3; 7-6.

The Bears next face Arizona State, Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley's Hellman Tennis Center.

Complete ResultsDoubles1. (Cal) Briaud / Niland d. (USD) Ysern / Beuque, 8-22. (USD) Blair / Liversage d. (Cal) Sebescen / Brown, 8-43. (Cal) Pettit / Nakahara d. (USD) Koristovic / Plotnik, 8-6

Singles1. (Cal) Niland d. (USD) Ysern, 6-1; 6-7; 6-32. (USD) Beuque d. (Cal) Sebescen, 6-4; 3-6; 3-63. (Cal) Briaud d. (USD) Blair, 2-6; 6-3; 7-64. (Cal) Browne d. (USD) Koristovic, 2-6; 6-2; 6-05. (Cal) Nakahara v. (USD) Liversage, 7-5; 5-6; DNF6. (USD) Plotnik d. (Cal) Wallace, 6-3; 6-2

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