No. 36 California Defeats No. 38 Arizona State

April 2, 2005

Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 36 California men's tennis team defeated No. 38 Arizona State, 6-1, at the Sun Devils' Whiteman Tennis Center. With the win, the Golden Bears improve to 8-9 overall, 2-2 in Pac-10 play.

Cal opened play by winning two of three doubles matches and taking point. Ken Nakahara and John Pettit took the win on Court No. 3 against ASU's team of Ryan McBride and Nick Hegarty, 8-5. The Golden Bears secured the doubles point on Court No. 1 when the Sun Devils' duo of Andy Colombo and Mike Beatty were unable to top the Golden Bears tandem of Conor Niland and Patrick Briaud, falling 8-3.

Cal went on to take five of six singles matches. No. 19 Niland topped ASU's Letcher in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. The Bears' Daniel Sebescen followed suit for Cal, defeating ASU's McBride at No. 4 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Securing the victory for the Bears was Tyler Browne as he topped ASU's Beatty, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 6 singles spot.

Lennart Maack notched a victory for the Bears on court two, where he defeated Jonathan Kinsella in three sets,6-4; 3-6; 6-1. Briaud closed out singles play with a victory over Christopher Biro, 6-7 (7); 7-6 (5); 1-0 (7).

Cal returns home next week to host No. 12 USC Friday, April 8 at 1p.m. at the Hellman Tennis Center

California 6, Arizona State 1Singles1. Conor Niland (CAL) def. Clinton Letcher (ASU), 6-4, 6-22. Lennard Maack (CAL) def. Jonathan Kinsella (AS), 6-4, 3-6, 6-13. Patrick Briaud (CAL) def. Christopher Biro (ASU), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 1-0 (7)4. Daniel Sebescen (CAL) def. Ryan McBride (ASU), 6-3, 6-25. Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Ken Nakahara (CAL), 6-3, 3-6, 6-46. Tyler Browne (CAL) def. Mike Beatty (ASU), 6-4, 6-4Order of Finish: 1,4,6,2,5,3

Doubles1. Niland/Briaud (CAL) def. Andy Colombo/Beatty (ASU), 8-32. Letcher/Kinsella (ASU) def. Maack/Dean Wallace, 8-33. Nakahara/John Pettit (CAL) def. McBride/Hegarty (ASU), 8-5Order of Finish : 2, 3, 1

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