Cal Falls to No. 15 Pepperdine at Aloha Invitational

March 24, 2007

HONOLULU - California lost to No. 15 Pepperdine, 4-1, Saturday on the second day of the Aloha Invitational at the UH Tennis Complex. The Golden Bears, who began today riding a six-match winning streak, fell to 9-5, while the Waves improved to 13-6 with their sixth consecutive victory.

Pepperdine, the 2006 NCAA champion, grabbed the doubles point with two 8-5 victories. At the No. 2 spot, Andre Begemann and Mahmoud Kamel held off Cal's Geoff Chizever and Eolin Heavey, and the No. 3 tandem of Bassam Beidas and James Lemke defeated the Bears' duo of Pierre Mouillon and Daniel Sebescen.

At No. 6 singles, Ken Nakahara defeated Kamel for Cal's only point of the match. The score was not available.

The Waves posted straight set victories at the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles positions. At No. 3 singles, Heavey pushed the second set to a tie breaker before falling, 2-6, 6-7 (4), to Lemke. The teams didn't complete the No. 4 and No. 5 singles matches, as the final team outcome had already been determined.

Cal will play San Diego State Sunday at the four-team, round robin University of Hawaii-hosted event.

Doubles (Pepperdine wins the doubles point)1. Johnson/Altmann (PEP) vs. Browne/Pettit (CAL), DNF2. Begemann/Kamel (PEP) def. Chizever/Heavey (CAL),  8-53. Beidas/Lemke (PEP) def. Mouillon/Sebescen (CAL),  8-5

Singles (each match worth one team point)1. Andre Begemann (PEP) def. Pierre Mouillon (CAL), 6-3, 6-22. Bassam Beidas (PEP) def. Tyler Browne (CAL), 6-4, 6-43. James Lemke (PEP) def. Eolin Heavey (CAL), 6-2, 7-6(4)4. Richard Johnson (PEP) vs. Daniel Sebescen (CAL), DNF5. Omar Altmann (PEP) vs. Kallim Stewart (CAL), DNF6. Ken Nakahara (CAL) def. Mahmoud Kamel (PEP)

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