No. 35 California Upsets No. 6 UCLA, 4-3
April 8, 2005
Berkeley - The No. 35 California men's tennis team recovered from dropping a close doubles point to pull off the upset over No. 6 UCLA, 4-3. With the win, the Golden Bears improve to 9-9 overall, 3-3 in the Pac-10, while the loss snaps a seven-match win streak for the Bruins and hands them their first Pac-10 Conference loss, dropping them to 19-3 overall, 4-1 Pac-10.
While the Bears weren't able to secure the doubles point, they did pick up a win on court one, where the No. 21 doubles team of Patrick Briaud and Conor Niland defeated Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta, 8-2.
The Bears rallied in singles play, notching four wins to take the match. No. 16 Conor Niland turned in a dominant performance on court one, upsetting No. 7 Luben Pampoulov, 6-3; 6-3.
Senior captain Patrick Briaud picked up his 16th singles victory of the year, defeating Kris Kwinta in straight sets, 6-4; 6-4.
Sophomore Daniel Sebescen recovered from dropping the first set to Chris Lam, winning his ninth dual match this season, 3-6; 6-0; 6-2
Freshman Ken Nakahara was victorious in straight sets on court six, where he defeated Philip Gruendler, 6-1; 6-4.
The Bears host No. 13 USC Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m at the Hellman Tennis Center.
Complete ResultsCal 4, UCLA 3Doubles1. Briaud / Niland (Cal) d. Francis / Kwinta (ULCA), 8-22. Kohlloeffel / Gruendler (UCLA) d. Maack / Wallace (Cal), 8-63. Pampoulov / Lam (UCLA) d. Browne / Sebescen (Cal), 8-4
Singles1. Conor Niland (Cal) d. Luben Pampoulov (UCLA), 6-3, 6-32. Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) d. Lennart Maack (Cal), 7-5, 6-03. Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Kris Kwinta (UCLA), 6-2, 6-34. Daniel Sebescen (Cal) d. Chris Lam (UCLA), 6-1, 6-45. Alberto Francis (UCLA) d. Tyler Browne (Cal), 3-6, 6-0, 6-26. Ken Nakahara (Cal) d. Philip Gruendler (UCLA), 6-1, 6-4