Golden Bears Put 7-0 Rout On Dons At Pebble Beach
March 16, 2008
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -
The No. 36 California men's tennis team (7-6) returned to its winnings ways with today's 7-0 sweep of USF (8-5) at the third annual Pebble Beach Collegiate Tennis Classic hosted by the University of San Francisco at the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. The Golden Bears won all but one match on their way to a rout of the Dons. The sweep is the second 7-0 win for the Bears in their last three dual matches. Junior Eoin Heavey clinched the win for Cal by defeating Asaf Cohen on court two, holding on for a 7-3 tiebreaker victory in the second set. Heavey finished his match with a 6-0, 7-6 score.
With the weather holding up for a complete match, the Bears got out to a good start when Heavey and sophomore Kallim Stewart took an 8-1 win over Rainer Nachbauer and Thong Tu on the second doubles court. The Dons tied up the doubles point tally with a win on the top court as Asaf Cohen and Falko Huettenberger defeated the Bears' junior Geoff Chizever and freshman Pedro Zerbini in an 8-6 match. Cal notched the doubles point with a win on court three coming from an 8-6 effort by freshmen Jonathan Dahan and Bozhidar Katsarov over USF's Torin Ching and Mitch Del Rosario.
In singles play, the Bears pushed their lead with a win from Zerbini on court three, finishing with a quick 6-0, 6-2 score over Nachbauer. Senior captain Ken Nakahara put in a 6-1, 6-1 win over Del Rosario on court six to run the Bears' lead to 3-0. Heavey finished next on court two to seal the deal for Cal. Dahan got the Bears' fifth point of the day with a 6-1, 7-5 win against Einar Hart on court four. With the match decided, No. 96-ranked Stewart completed a 6-0, 7-5 win on court one against Tu before Katsarov closed play for the day with his 6-2, 7-6 win over Huettenberger on court five.
The Bears will host UNLV (6-6) Tuesday, March 18, in a 1:30 p.m. midweek match at the Hellman Tennis Complex before getting a weekend off from dual matches. UNLV will play USF March 17 before facing the Bears in what will be Cal's fourth match in seven days. Please check CalBears.com for news and updates.
No. 36 California 7, USF 0
Mar. 16, 2008 | Beach and Tennis Club | Pebble Beach, Calif.
1. Cohen/Huettenberger (USF) def. Chizever/Zerbini (CAL) 8-6
2. Heavey/Stewart (CAL) def. Nachbauer/Tu (USF) 8-1
3. Dahan/Katsarov (CAL) def. Ching/Del Rosario (USF) 8-6
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3* (California wins doubles point)
1. No. 96 Kallim Stewart (CAL) def. Thong Tu (USF) 6-0, 7-5
2. Eoin Heavey (CAL) def. Asaf Cohen (USF) 6-0, 7-6(3)
3. Pedro Zerbini (CAL) def. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) 6-0, 6-2
4. Jonathan Dahan (CAL) def. Einar Hart (USF) 6-1, 7-5
5. Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) def. Falko Huettenberger (USF) 6-2, 7-6(6)
6. Ken Nakahara (CAL) def. Mitch Del Rosario (USF) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 3, 6, 2*, 4, 1, 5