No. 23 Men's Tennis Completes First Day at Pac-10 Championships

April 27, 2006

OJAI, Calif. - Fourth-ranked senior Conor Niland advanced to the third round of the singles main draw, as the No. 23 California men's tennis team started off play at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships on Thursday in Ojai, Calif.

In the singles main draw on Thursday, Niland defeated USC's Dejan Cvetkovic in the first round, 6-1, 6-1 and turned around to easily beat UCLA's Aaron Yovan, 6-1, 6-2, in the second round.

Sophomore Ken Nakahara defeated Oregon's Eric Pickard in the first round, 6-3, 6-3. However, Nakahara fell to Washington's Alex Slovic in two sets, 6-1, 6-2 during the second round of play Thursday afternoon.

Senior Lennart Maack fell in the first round to Stanford's K.C. Corkery, 6-1, 6-2. Junior Daniel Sebescen also lost in the first round to Stanford's Matt Bruch, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

In the singles invite bracket, senior Dean Wallace defeated Stanford's Chris Rasmussen, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to Friday's second round. Junior John Pettit did not fair as well, falling to Arizona's Nathan Cochrane, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The Bears will continue play tomorrow in Ojai, Calif. Cal with the opening round of doubles tomorrow and the third round of singles. The matches are being held at Libbey Park.

Complete Results

Rd. 32 (STAN) K.C. Corkery d. (CAL) Lennart Maack, 6-1; 6-2
Rd. 32 (CAL) Ken Nakahara d. (ORE) Eric Pickard, 6-3; 6-3
Rd. 32 (STAN) Matt Bruch d. (CAL) Daniel Sebescen, 6-4; 1-6; 6-3
Rd. 32 (CAL) Conor Niland d. (USC) Dejan Cvetkovic, 6-1; 6-1
Rd. 16 (UW) Alex Slovic d. (CAL) Ken Nakahara, 6-1; 6-2
Rd. 16 (CAL) Conor Niland d. (USC) Dejan Cvetkovic, 6-1; 6-1

Rd. 16 (CAL) Dean Wallace d. (STAN) Chris Rasmussen, 6-3; 6-2
Rd. 16 (UA) Nathan Cochrane d. (CAL) John Pettit, 0-6; 6-3; 6-1

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