No. 30 California Men's Tennis Defeats No. 43 Arizona
March 10, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. -The California men's tennis team came back from loosing three doubles matches to defeat No. 42 Arizona 5-2 on their home court Friday with five singles victories.
In singles, No. 16 senior Conor Niland continued his success in singles defeating No. 42 Roger Matalonga in three sets. Niland won the first set, 7-5, but dropped the second set (4-6) before easily sliding past Matalonga in the third set 6-1.
Senior Lennart Maack defeated Claudio Christen in the third position, 6-2, 6-3. In the fourth position, freshman Eoin Heavey went into three sets to outlast Jason Labrosse (6-3, 1-6, 6-3). Sophomore Ken Nakahara broke out of his rut and beat Peter Zimmer in two sets, 6-2, 6-4. Junior Daniel Sebescen's win over Bruno Alcala in the third position (7-5, 6-3) was the clinching victory for the Bears on Friday. Junior Tyler Browne was Cal's lone loss in singles, as he fell to Jeff Groslimond, 6-4, 6-4, in the second position.
Cal opened the match struggling in doubles. The No. 42 duo of Wallace and Niland fell to UA's pair Goslimond and Christen, 8-5, in the first position. Matalonga and Francois VanderMerwe defeated Heavey and Sebeacen, 7-6. In the third position, senior Dean Wallace and Maack fell to Alcala and Zimmer, 8-5.
The Bears will travel north to Tempe, Ariz., to face No. 49 Arizona State Saturday. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. (MST) start.
California vs. Arizona
1:30 p.m. - Friday, March 10, 2006
Robson Tennis Center
SCORE: California 5 Arizona 2
No. 1 (UA) Jeff Groslimond/Claudio Christen d. (CAL) No. 42 Tyler Browne/Conor Niland, 8-5
No. 2 (UA) Roger Matalonga/Francois VanderMerwe d. (CAL) Eoin Heavey/Daniel Sebscen, 7-6 (7-0)
No. 3 (UA) Bruno Alcala/Peter Zimmer d. (CAL) Dean Wallace/Lennart Maack, 8-5
No. 1 (CAL) No. 16 Conor Niland d. (UA) No. 42 Roger Matalonga, 7-5; 4-6; 6-1
No. 2 (UA) Jeff Groslimond d. (CAL) No. 105 Tyler Browen, 6-4; 6-4
No. 3 (CAL) Lennart Maack d. (UA) Claudio Christen, 6-2; 6-3
No. 4 (CAL) Daniel Sebescen d. (UA) Bruno Alcala, 7-5; 6-3
No. 5 (CAL) Eoin Heavey d. (UA) Jason Labrosse, 6-3; 1-6; 6-3
No. 6 (CAL) Ken Nakahara d. (UA) Peter Zimmer, 6-2; 6-4