No. 19 Cal Beats UC Davis and Saint Mary's

Jan. 27, 2007

BERKELEY - The No. 19 California men's tennis team won its first two matches of the dual season in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Center. The Golden Bears swept UC Davis, 6-0, and later defeated Saint Mary's, 5-1.

No. 19 junior Pierre Mouillon and senior Tyler Browne each picked up singles wins on the No. 1 court. Browne defeated UC Davis' Mike Chin, 6-2, 6-1, while Mouillon beat Joel Kusnierz of Saint Mary's, 6-4, 6-2.

Junior Ken Nakahara, sophomores Eoin Heavey and Nicolai Horgen and freshman Kallim Stewart all picked up two wins on the day.

In the first set of his match against Tyler Lee from UC Davis, Nakahara dropped the first two games, playing on the No. 2 court. He then won the next 11 consecutive games between the two sets en route to win by the score of 6-2, 6-1. Later in the day, Nakahara beat Achim Christener from Saint Mary's, 6-3, 6-2.

Stewart was in a dogfight against Henri Landes of UC Davis. In the first set, the players traded sets until Steward pulled away at the end to win, 6-3. After Landes won the second set, 4-6, the Aggie held a 4-2 lead in third set. Stewart won the next four games in a row to win the match. Both of Stewart's victories were the match-clinching wins for Cal.

Both of Horgen's matches weren't decided after two sets. Against Dan Elefant of UC Davis, Horgen came back after dropping the first set to win the match, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. His second match of the day against the Gaels' Adam Fauvre went to a tiebreaker. Horgen pulled out the victory, 3-6, 7-6 (10-5).

Heavey breezed through his first match against Justin Garcia of UC Davis, 6-1, 6-2. He later knocked off Andrea Zannoni from Saint Mary's, 7-5, 6-2.

There was no doubles competition in either of the two matches after nearly a three-hour delay to the start of the UC Davis match because of weather conditions.

The Bears return to the Hellman Tennis Center on Tuesday, when they square off against Santa Clara at 1:30 p.m.

Cal Singles Results vs UC Davis
Browne d. Chin 6-2, 6-1
Nakahara d. Lee 6-2, 6-0
Stewart d. Landes 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Heavey d. Garcia 6-1, 6-2
Geoff Chizever d. Jayce Fitch 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (7)
Horgen d. Elefant 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Cal Singles Results vs Saint Mary's
Mouillon d. Kusnierz 6-4, 6-2
Andre Sion d. Browne 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
Nakahara d. Christener 6-3, 6-2
Heavey d. Zannoni 7-5, 6-2
Stewart d. Yury Platanov 7-6, 6-2
Horgen d Fauvre 3-6, 7-6, 1-0

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