No. 31 California Falls to No. 19 Pepperdine, 5-2

March 13, 2005

Berkeley - The No. 31 California men's tennis team fell to No. 19 Pepperdine, 5-2, this afternoon at the Hellman Tennis Center. With the loss, the Golden Bears record falls to 5-6 overall, while Pepperdine improves to 9-2 overall.

Cal dropped the doubles point to Pepperdine, but did pick up a win on court three. Lennart Maack and Dean Wallace defeated Richard Johnson and Kevin Borzenski, 8-6.

In singles play, the Bears notched two wins. Court four saw sophomore Daniel Sebescen recover from dropping the first set, defeating Johnson in three sets, 1-6; 6-4, 6-2. Sophomore Tyler Browne recorded Cal's other victory, defeating Alexis Rafidison in straight sets, 6-2; 6-3.

The Bears begin their first of six consecutive away matches next Sunday, March 20 when they take on the SMU Mustangs at 12 noon in Dallas, TX.

Complete ResultsPepperdine - 5, Cal - 2

Doubles1) Rico / Doerner (P) d. Niland / Briaud (Cal), 8-32) Berg / Lovrak (P) d. Browne / Sebescen (Cal), 8-53) Maack / Wallace (Cal) d. Johnson / Borzenski (P), 8-6

Singles1) Scott Doerner (P) d. Conor Niland (Cal), 6-7; 7-62) Pedro Rico (P) d. Lennart Maack (Cal), 3-6; 6-3; 6-03) Jonas Berg (P) d. Patrick Briaud (Cal), 6-1; 6-7; 6-44) Daniel Sebescen (Cal) d. Richard Johnson (P), 1-6; 6-4; 6-25) Ivor Lovrak (P) d. Ken Nakahara (Cal), 6-0; 4-6; 6-16) Tyler Browne (Cal) d. Alexis Rafidison (P), 6-2; 6-3

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