Golden Bears Stay Strong on Day Two in Napa Valley

Sept. 20, 2009

ST. HELENA, Calif. - The California men's tennis team logged five more singles victories and three doubles wins on the second day of the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood Resort. Junior Jonathan Dahan recorded his second singles win of the young season with a two-set decision over Harvard's Alistair Felton; 7-5, 6-1. Sophomores Nick Andrews and Tommie Murphy took home their second singles wins as well; Andrews over Harvard's Andy Nguyen, 6-4, 6-3; and Murphy against Harvard's Mac McAnulty in three sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Sophomore Zach Gilbert got a win against Liinus Hietaniemi of Harvard as his Crimson opponent retired after falling, 6-1, in the first set. Freshman Christoffer Konigfeldt got his first collegiate victory in two sets against Davis Mangham of Harvard. Junior Bozhidar Katsarov was denied his second singles win after fighting out a three-set match against Aba Omodele-Lucien of Harvard. Katsarov fell; 6-7, 6-3, 7-6.

In doubles, Cal's freshman tandem of Konigfeldt and Riki McLachlan took a 9-8 victory against Omodele-Lucien and Alexei Chijoff-Evans of Harvard. The Bears took home three doubles wins out of four matches. Katsarov and Andrews got a 9-7 win against Nguyen and Felton; and sophomore Sky Lovill and Murphy took an 8-5 win against Mangham and Hayes.

Play concludes 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.

CORRECTION: In singles matches on Friday (Sept. 18), Cal sophomore Sky Lovill won his match 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(3) against Harvard's Mac McAnulty. The original scores reported were correct but the winner was mis-reported.

SinglesJonathan Dahan (CAL) def. Alistair Felton (HAR) 7-5, 6-1Nick Andrews (CAL) def. Andy Nguyen (HAR) 6-4, 6-3Zach Gilbert (CAL) def. Liinus Hietaniemi (HAR) 6-1 Ret (inj)Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. Davis Mangham (HAR) 6-3, 6-2Tommie Murphy (CAL) def. Mac McAnulty (HAR) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3Chris Cha (MICH) def. Bijan Hejazi (CAL) 6-2, 7-6(4)Alexei Chijoff-Evans (HAR) def. Riki McLachlan (CAL) 6-2, 6-3Aba Omodele-Lucien (HAR) def. Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-6(0)

DoublesKonigsfeldt/McLachlan (CAL) def. Omodele-Lucien/Chijoff-Evans (HAR) 9-8(3)Katsarov/Andrews (CAL) def. Felton/Nguyen (HAR) 9-7Lovill/Murphy (CAL) def. Mangham/Hayes (HAR) 8-5Cha/Sroczynski (MICH) def. Hejazi/Gilbert (CAL) 8-2

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