USC Stuck With Second Road Bump In 5-2 Loss To Cal

Feb. 4, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. -- The No. 18-ranked USC men's tennis team managed a clean sweep of the doubles competition at California on Saturday afternoon, but the No. 17 Bears flexed some singles strength to push the Trojans into a 5-2 loss. USC is now 4-3 in dual matches, with all three losses coming to higher-ranked opponents.

Kaes Van't Hof was the only Trojan to win his singles battle on the afternoon. Van't Hof worked through a three-set stretch to pin up a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Cal's Lennart Maack. The Bears claimed two-set wins at the No. 1, 3, 4 and 5 spots. At No. 6 singles, John Pettit pushed Jeff Kazarian into a deciding third set and won that match 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The Trojans now return home to host San Diego at 1:30 on Friday (Jan. 9).

No. 17 California 5, No. 18 USC 2

DOUBLES
(1) Al-Agba/Cvetkovic (USC) d. Browne/Wallace (CAL) -- 8-4
(2) Loucks/Synder (USC) d. Maack/Sebscen (CAL) -- 8-2
(3) Van't Hof/Kazarian (USC) d. Niland/Nakahara (CAL) -- 8-4
USC wins doubles point.

SINGLES
(1) Conor Niland (CAL) d. (USC) Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) -- 6-2, 6-3
(2) Kaes Van't Hof (USC) d. (CAL) Lennart Maack (CAL) -- 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
(3) #53 Tyler Browne (CAL) d. (USC) Adam Loucks (USC) -- 6-4, 6-1
(4) #79 Daniel Sebescen (CAL) d. (USC) Garrett Snyder (USC) -- 6-3, 6-2
(5) Ken Nakahara (CAL) d. (USC) Chong Wang (USC) -- 6-0, 6-2
(6) John Pettit (CAL) d. (USC) Jeff Kazarian (USC) -- 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

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