No. 14 California Men's Tennis Defeats BYU 4-1

Feb. 28, 2006

BERKELEY - The California men's tennis team started their match against visiting BYU on Tuesday with singles because of threatening weather. Cal had a 3-1 lead before rain hit the Hellman Tennis Center. After a brief intermission, the Golden Bears won their final match notching a 4-1 win over the Cougars.

No. 47 senior Conor Niland continued his success on the singles court by defeating BYU's James Ludlow in an energized match. Niland easily skipped past Ludlow 6-0, in the first set, but struggled in the second as he fell 6-2. The native of Limerick, Ireland bounced back in the third set to seal the first position victory, 6-1.

In the second position junior Tyler Browne defeated Dominik Kaufhold in two sets, 6-3, 6-2. Playing in the fifth position freshman Eoin Heavey disposed of Ivan Kokurin in two quick sets, 6-0, 6-2. Junior Daniel Sebescen secured the 4-1 victory for the Bears, with his 7-5, 7-6 (2) win over BYU's Christian Hand in the third position. The lone victory for the Cougars was Jose Luis Lechuga's victory over sophomore Ken Nakahara, 6-0, 2-6, 3-6 in the fifth position. The only match which did not finished was in the sixth position, junior John Pettit was squared against Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez won the first set 6-3. The second set was tied at 5-5 when the rain hit.

The Bears will travel next to La Jolla on Friday to participate in the Pacific Coast Doubles. The tournament runs through Sunday.

Complete Results

California vs. BYU
1:30 p.m. - Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006
Hellman Tennis Center

SCORE: California 4 BYU 1

SINGLES
No. 1 (CAL) Conor Niland d. (BYU) James Ludlow, 6-0; 2-6; 6-1
No. 2 (CAL) Tyler Browne d. (BYU) Dominik Kaufhold, 6-3; 6-2
No. 3 (CAL) Daniel Sebescen d. (BYU) Christian Hand, 6-3; 6-1
No. 4 (CAL) Eoin Heavey d. (BYU) Ivan Kokurin, 6-0; 6-2
No. 5 (BYU) Jose Luis Lechuga d. (CAL) Ken Nakahara, 0-6; 6-2; 6-3
No. 6 (CAL) John Pettit vs. (BYU) Jonathan Sanchez, 3-6; 5-5 DNF

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