Men's Tennis Nabs Six Victories on First Day of Napa Classic

Sept. 19, 2009

ST. HELENA, Calif. - Five Golden Bears claimed singles victories as the California men's tennis team opened fall tournament competition in the 2009 Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic at the Meadowood Resort. Junior Jonathan Dahan recorded the day's signature win with a three-set victory against Michigan's No. 41-ranked Jason Jung; 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Junior Bozhidar Katsarov claimed a three-set win of his own against Harvard's Davis Mangham; 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Sophomore Nick Andrews held on to win, 7-4, in his second-set tiebreaker for a 6-4, 7-6 win over Michigan's Mike Sroczynski. Fellow sophomore Tommie Murphy battled back after falling, 6-3, in the first set to win 7-6(7), 6-2 against Liinus Hietaniemi of Harvard. Freshman Riki McLachlan battled Michigan's Chris Madden to get his first collegiate victory; 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles matches, sophomore Zach Gilbert and senior Bijan Hejazi took a quick 8-3 win against Mangham and Mac McAnulty of Harvard but it was Andrews and McLachlan who pushed Michigan's No. 27-ranked tandem of Jung and George Navas to 13 games before falling, 8-6.

Play resumes Saturday (Sept. 19) at 9 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. The tournament concludes on Sunday (Sept. 20) with matches going from 9 a.m. through noon. Admission to the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic is complimentary. Please visit www.meadowood.com for more information or call (707) 963-3646 to make reservations at the resort.

SinglesNick Andrews (CAL) def. Mike Sroczynski (MICH) 6-4, 7-6(4)Jonathan Dahan (CAL) def. No. 41 Jason Jung (MICH) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) def. Davis Mangham (HAR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4Riki McLachlan (CAL) def. Chris Madden (MICH) 7-5, 6-2Tommie Murphy (CAL) def. Liinus Hietaniemi (HAR) 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-2Mac McAnulty (HAR) def. Sky Lovill (CAL) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(3)Chris Cha (MICH) def. Zach Gilbert (CAL) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4Evan King (MICH) def. Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) 6-4, 6-4George Navas (MICH) def. Bijan Hejazi (CAL) 6-4, 6-4

DoublesGilbert/Hejazi (CAL) def. Mangham/McAnulty (HAR) 8-3Cha/Sroczynski (MICH) def. Dahan/Lovill (CAL) 8-6King/Madden (MICH) def. Katsarov/Konigsfeldt (CAL) 8-6No. 27 Jung/Navas (MICH) def. Andrews/McLachlan (CAL) 8-6

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