Bears Fall To Tulsa

Feb. 11, 2007

TULSA, Okla. - The No. 25 California men's tennis team lost its second match of the weekend, losing to No. 29 Tulsa, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. The defeat was the fourth in a row for the Golden Bears. Cal (3-4) won its first three matches at home before losing the next four on the road.

The Bears picked up two singles victories after losing the doubles point. Senior Tyler Browne won his third match of the weekend, knocking off Federico Soriano, 6-2, 6-7, 1-0. Browne won in singles and doubles yesterday against Texas.

Freshman Kallim Stewart was the other Cal player to earn a singles win. Stewart rebounded after losing the first set and defeated Diego Camacho, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The win snaps Stewart's four-match singles losing streak.

The Golden Hurricanes had a few ranked singles players and ranked doubles teams that the Bears had to contend with. Junior Pierre Mouillon fell to No. 6 Arnau Brugues, 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Eoin Heavey lost a three-set match to No. 34 Will Gray, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. In doubles, the eighth-ranked team of Camacho and Ross Cunningham got the best of Heavey and sophomore Geoff Chizever, 8-5. No. 12 Soriano and Brugues beat Browne and senior John Pettit on the No. 1 court, 8-3.

Cal returns to Berkeley for its next match. The Bears will face UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Berkeley Tennis Club.

Arnau Brugues, Tulsa d. Pierre Mouillon, Cal 6-2, 6-4
Tyler Browne, Cal d. Federico Soriano, Tulsa 6-2, 6-7, 1-0
Will Gray, Tulsa d. Eoin Heavey, Cal 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
Ricardo Soriano, Tulsa d. Ken Nakahara, Cal 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kallim Stewart, Cal d. Diego Camacho, Tulsa 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Ross Cunningham, Tulsa d. Nicolai Horgen, Cal 6-1, 6-1

Brugues/F. Soriano, Tulsa d. Browne/Pettit, Cal 8-3
Camacho/Cunningham, Tulsa d. Geoff Chizever/Heavey, Cal 8-5
Andy Connelly/Lucques Maasdorp, Tulsa d. Mouillon/Nakahara, Cal 8-4

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