Bears Roll Past Arizona
Feb. 23, 2007
BERKELEY - Fresh off its sweep over UC Santa Barbara last Saturday, the California men's tennis team carried its momentum into Friday afternoon's match against Arizona at the Hellman Tennis Center. The Golden Bears defeated the Wildcats, 6-1.
Cal(5-4) got the day off to a great start with three decisive doubles victories. Seniors Tyler Browne and John Pettit clinched the doubles point for the Bears with an 8-4 win over Claudio Christen and Bruno Alcala. Sophomore Geoff Chizever and Eoin Heavey got the first doubles win, beating Jason Labrosse and Ravid Hezi, 8-2. Junior Pierre Mouillon and freshman Kallim Stewart completed the doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory over Petter Zimmer and Milos Romic.
In singles, Cal kept rolling, winning five of the six matches. Browne notched the first singles victory, beating Alcala, 6-2, 6-2. Mouillon, currently ranked 18th in the ITA singles rankings, followed Browne with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Christen. Junior Ken Nakahara clinched the victory for the Bears when he knocked off Labrosse, 6-4, 6-0.
Later in the match, Chizever beat Alex Labrosse, 7-6, 6-1. Although Chizever dominated the second set, the first one went back and forth. Chizever trailed for most of the opening set, which included a deficit of 5-3. He rallied to win the next four out of five games and take the set and the match.
After winning the first set of his match, Heavey ran into a bit of trouble in the second set. Heavey led 5-2 when Hezi came back to win the next four games to take a 6-5 lead. Heavey rebounded and took the next game and the tiebreaker to win the set and the match.
The Bears return to Hellman Tennis Center tomorrow afternoon when they host Arizona State at 1 p.m.
(18) Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def Claudio Christen (UA) 6-4, 6-3
Tyler Browne (Cal) def Bruno Alcala (UA) 6-2, 6-2
Eoin Heavey (Cal) def Ravid Hezi (UA) 6-4, 7-6
Peter Zimmer (UA) def Kallim Stewart (Cal) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0
Ken Nakahara (Cal) def Jason Labrosse (UA) 6-4, 6-0
Geoff Chizever (Cal) def Alex Labrosse (UA) 7-6, 6-1
Browne/John Pettit (Cal) def Christen/Alcala (UA) 8-4
Mouillon/Stewart (Cal) def Zimmer/Milos Romic (UA) 8-3
Chizever/Heavey (Cal) def Jason Labrosse/Hezi (UA) 8-2
Order of Finish:
Doubles 3, 1, 2
Singles 2, 1, 5, 3, 6, 4