Bears Kick Off Season at Napa Valley Tennis Classic

Sept. 10, 2006

St. Helena, Calif. - The University of California kicked off its 2006 fall season at the Napa Valley Tennis Classic this weekend at the Meadowood resort. The Golden Bears competed against North Carolina, Illinois and Mississippi in the three-day, round robin tournament.

Juniors Ken Nakahara and Pierre Mouillon, along with freshmen Kallim Stewart and Geoff Chizever each racked up multiple victories over the weekend. Nakahara, Mouillon and Stewart earned two wins in singles, while Chizever tallied his two wins in doubles with partners, sophomore Nicolai Horgen and senior John Pettit. Pettit was the other Bear to win multiple matches, as he earned one victory in singles and one in doubles.

Mouillon and Nakahara each earned one of their singles victories in a comeback effort. On Saturday, Nakahara lost the first set of his match to Illinois' Brandon Davis 1-6. He came back to defeat Davis in the next two sets, 6-4 and 6-2. Mouillon also lost 1-6 in the first set of his match against Mississippi's Robbye Poole on Saturday. He rebounded to win the next two sets, 7-5 and 6-0.

The Bears return to action Oct. 2 when they will be competing in the All American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. The tournament runs from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8. Cal will also be competing in the Bronco Classic in Santa Clara, Calif. from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8.

Friday Singles -- Round Robin 1UNC Karl Wishart d. CAL Vaclav Burger 6-3;6-2UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Geoff Chizever 6-3;6-2CAL Pierre Mouillon d. UNC SebastianGuejman 6-4;6-3ILL Billy Heiser d. CAL Kallim Stewart 6-4;7-5CAL Daniel Sebescen d. ILL Marc Spicijaric 6-1;6-4CAL John Pettit d. MISS Fredrick Aarum 7-5;6-2CAL Eoin Heavey d. MISS Chris Rea 6-4;2-1 Ret (inj)CAL Carsten Thorstensen d. UNC Lenny Gullan 6-4;6-4UNC Stefan Hardy d. CAL Ken Nakahara 6-3;6-1UNC BenjaminCarlotti d. CAL Tyler Browne 6-1;6-3

Fri Doubles -- Round Robin 1MISS Bram tenBerge - MISS Chris Rea d. CAL Ken Nakahara - CAL Kallim Stewart 8-6CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL Nikolai Horgen d. UNC Karl Wishart - UNC Will Plyler 8-2ILL Brandon Davis - ILL Ryan Rowe d. CAL Carsten Thorstensen - CAL Tyler Browne 8-5UNC BenjaminCarlotti - UNC SebastianGuejman d. CAL John Pettit - CAL Pierre Mouillon 9-7UNC Lenny Gullan - UNC Stefan Hardy d. CAL Daniel Sebescen - CAL Eoin Heavey 8-3

Sat Singles -- Round Robin 1 UNC Andrew Crone d. CAL Vaclav Burger 6-3;7-6(2)UNC Karl Wishart d. CAL Geoff Chizever 7-5;6-3UNC Will Plyler d. CAL John Pettit 6-4;6-4CAL Pierre Mouillon d. MISS Robbye Poole 1-6;7-5;6-0ILL Ryan Rowe d. CAL Eoin Heavey 6-4;6-4CAL Kallim Stewart d. UNC Lenny Gullan 7-5;6-3MISS Fredrick Aarum d. CAL Nikolai Horgen 1-6;6-2;6-2MISS Erling Tveit d. CAL Daniel Sebescen 7-5;6-4MISS Jakob Klaeson d. CAL Carsten Thorstensen 6-3;4-6;6-0CAL Ken Nakahara d. ILL Brandon Davis 1-6;6-4;6-2

Sat Doubles -- Round Robin 1UNC BenjaminCarlotti - UNC SebastianGuejman d. CAL Kallim Stewart - CAL Vaclav Burger 9-7MISS Bram tenBerge - MISS Chris Rea d. CAL Eoin Heavey - CAL Geoff Chizever 8-5UNC Baker, Kyle - UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Carsten Thorstensen - CAL Ken Nakahara 8-6MISS Jakob Klaeson - MISS Robbye Poole d. CAL John Pettit - CAL Nikolai Horgen 8-2ILL Kevin Anderson - ILL Marc Spicijaric d. CAL Daniel Sebescen - CAL Pierre Mouillon 8-3

Sun Singles -- Round Robin 1CAL Kallim Stewart d. UNC Karl Wishart 6-4;6-2MISS Bram tenBerge d. CAL Eoin Heavey 6-1;6-4CAL Ken Nakahara d. MISS Jakob Klaeson 6-2;6-4ILL Kevin Anderson d. CAL Pierre Mouillon 6-2;6-2

Sunday Doubles -- Round Robin 1CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL John Pettit d. UNC Andrew Crone - UNC Chris Kearney 8-6UNC Baker, Kyle - UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Carsten Thorstensen - CAL Daniel Sebescen 8-4

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