No. 20 Men's Tennis Defeats UCSB to Advance to Second Round

May 13, 2006

STANFORD, Calif. - On Saturday morning in their first round of the NCAA Championships the No. 20 California men's tennis defeated UC Santa Barbara, 4-0, to advance to the second round in Stanford, Calif.

The Golden Bears won the doubles point with wins on the first and third courts. Seniors Lennart Maack and Dean Wallace secured the first doubles match by upending Carsten Thorstensen and Max Taylor, 8-2, on the third court. On the first court, senior Conor Niland and junior Tyler Browne beat Nick Brotman and Bijan Hejazi, 8-2, to win the point for Cal.

On the singles court, Sophomore Ken Nakahara notched the second point for the Bears on the fifth court when he defeated Scott Hohenstein in two sets, 6-1, 7-5. On the third court, senior Lennart Maack beat Anders Dalskov in two sets, 6-3, 6-1. Sixth-ranked senior Conor Niland notched the match winning point as he slid past Nick Brotman in two sets, 6-4, 6-4, on the first court.

California advances to play the winner of the Stanford vs. Quinnipiac match on Sunday, May 14 at 11 a.m. (PDT). The match will be held on the Stanford campus at the Taube Tennis Center.

Complete Results
California vs. UCSB
9 a.m. - Saturday, May 13, 2006
NCAA First Round
Taube Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.

No. 1 (CAL) Conor Niland d. (UCSB) Nick Brotman, 6-4; 6-4
No. 2 (CAL) Tyler Browne vs. (UCSB) Bijan Hejazi, 7-6; 1-4 DNF
No. 3 (CAL) Lennart Maack d. (UCSB) Anders Dalskov, 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 (CAL) Daniel Sebescen vs. (UCSB) Elad Stern, 6-1; 5-6 DNF
No. 5 (CAL) Ken Nakahara d. (UCSB) Scott Hohenstein, 6-1; 7-5
No. 6 (CAL) Dean Wallace vs. (UCSB) Max Taylor, 3-6; 6-4 DNF

Order of Finish: 5, 3, 1

No. 1 (CAL) Conor Niland / Tyler Browne d. (UCSB) Nick Brotman / Bijan Hejazi, 8-2
No. 2 (CAL) Daniel Sebescen / John Pettit vs. (UCSB) Anders Dalskov / Elad Stern, DNF
No. 3 (CAL) Lennart Maack / Dean Walace d. (UCSB) Carsten Thorstensen / Max Taylor, 8-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1

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