Cal Men's Tennis Concludes Play At 2007 Napa Valley Classic

Sept. 9, 2007

ST. HELENA, CALIF. - The California men's tennis team concluded play at the 2007 Napa Valley Tennis Classic over the weekend. Facing the tougher two of three opponents on the latter days, the Bears struggled to keep pace with fellow Pac-10 conference member USC and defending NCAA Champion Georgia.

Facing North Carolina in Friday's round robin, the Cal men were able to notch seven wins and a doubles victory. Having to contend with Georgia on Saturday, the Bears were upended by the Bulldogs in all matches in both singles and doubles competition. Several Golden Bears also faced UNC competition on Saturday but fared no better. Concluding the weekend with singles matches against USC, sophomore Kallim Stewart emerged with a strong 6-4, 6-1 victory against Georgia's Christian Vitulli. The Bears also faced UNC in three doubles matches to close Sunday competition but were turned away by the Tarheels' pairs.

Cal men's tennis will return to action on Oct. 2 in the All-American Championships to be held in Tulsa, Okla. Competition will run from Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 7.

Friday Singles -- Round Robin 1
CAL Pierre Mouillon d. UNC Clay Donato 4-6;7-5;6-4
CAL Ken Nakahara d. UNC David Stone 7-6(3);6-1
UNC Chris Kearney d. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov 6-3;6-4
CAL Zach Gilbert d. UNC Trystan Heinrich 6-2;6-3
CAL Nicolai Horgen d. UNC Lenny Gullan 7-5;6-2
CAL Jonathan Dahan d. UNC Ben Carlotti 6-4;6-4
CAL Pedro Zerbini d. UNC Karl Wishart 4-6;7-6(4);6-3
UNC Kyle Baker d. CAL Geoff Chizever 6-7(6);7-5;7-5
CAL Kallim Stewart d. UNC Will Plyler 6-2;2-6;6-4

Friday Doubles -- Round Robin 1
CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL Pedro Zerbini d. UNC Clay Donato - UNC David Stone 9-8(4)
UNC Lenny Gullan - UNC Trystan Heinrich d. CAL Kallim Stewart - CAL Nicolai Horgen 8-4
UNC Ben Carlotti - UNC Chris Kearney d. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov - CAL Ken Nakahara 9-7
UNC Sandeep Daiya - UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Jonathan Dahan - CAL Zach Gilbert 8-6

Saturday Singles -- Round Robin 2
UGA Nate Schnugg d. CAL Ken Nakahara 6-2;6-3
UGA Jamie Hunt d. CAL Jonathan Dahan 6-2;6-3
UGA Christian Vitulli d. CAL Pedro Zerbini 6-1;6-2
UGA Josh Varela d. CAL Kallim Stewart 6-4;6-4
UGA Chris Motes d. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov 6-4;3-6;6-4
UGA Drake Bernstein d. CAL Zach Gilbert 6-1;7-5
UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Nicolai Horgen 6-3;5-7;7-5
UNC Sandeep Daiya d. CAL Geoff Chizever 6-2;6-4

Saturday Doubles -- Round Robin 2
UGA Christian Vitulli - UGA Jamie Hunt d. CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL Pierre Mouillon 8-2
UGA Josh Varela - UGA Nate Schnugg d. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov - CAL Kallim Stewart 8-6
UGA Chris Motes - UGA Drake Bernstein d. CAL Ken Nakahara - CAL Zach Gilbert 9-8(6)
UNC Sandeep Daiya - UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Nicolai Horgen - CAL Pedro Zerbini 8-1

Sunday Singles -- Round Robin 3
CAL Kallim Stewart d. UGA Christian Vitulli 6-4;6-1
USC Andrew Piotrowski d. CAL Ken Nakahara 6-4;6-0
USC Jaak Poldma d. CAL Pedro Zerbini 6-2;6-3
USC Jack Levis d. CAL Bozhidar Katsarov 6-4;6-7(4);1-0(10-3)

Sunday Doubles -- Round Robin 3
UNC Lenny Gullan - UNC Trystan Heinrich d. CAL Geoff Chizever - CAL Pierre Mouillon 8-4
UNC Ben Carlotti - UNC David Stone d. CAL Ken Nakahara - CAL Pedro Zerbini 8-2
UNC Sandeep Daiya - UNC Will Plyler d. CAL Nicolai Horgen - CAL Zach Gilbert 8-1

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