Golden Bears Drop 4-0 Decision to No. 8 Longhorns

Jan. 31, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas -

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The California men's tennis team (4-1) fell, 4-0, against No. 8-ranked Texas (3-0) in the final match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center on Sunday, Jan. 31. The result snapped a four-match winning streak for the Golden Bears and puts the Longhorns into the 2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championship to be held in Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 12-15.

The Longhorns struck first as a win at the third doubles court secured the doubles point for Texas. Jean Andersen and Daniel Whitehead broke the Cal serve and seized a 5-3 lead over junior Bozhidar Katsarov and freshman Riki McLachlan. The Texas tandem claimed the next three games to finish up an 8-3 win to send the match to singles play.

Moments earlier, Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico defeated the Bears' No. 49-ranked team of sophomore Nick Andrews and freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt. At the top court, juniors Jonathan Dahan and Pedro Zerbini were on the verge of defeating the No. 22-ranked team of Dimitar Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala with a 7-3 lead, but the match was suspended when the Longhorns clinched the doubles point.

Into singles play, Texas went up, 2-0, as No. 5-ranked Kutrovsky earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Zerbini at the top court. At court four, No. 38 Zavala defeated No. 98 Katsarov, 6-2, 6-3, for a 3-0 Texas lead. The Longhorns got the last point they needed as No. 9 Corrie finished off a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 33 Dahan at No. 2 singles. The rest of the singles matches were abandoned with the match outcome determined.

The Bears will be in action again midweek as they host No. 46 Fresno State in a 1:30 p.m. PT match on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Hawaii visits Hellman Tennis Complex for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday, Feb. 7. Please check CalBears.com for more information.

No. 8 Texas 4, No. 33 California 0Penick-Allison Tennis Center | Austin, TexasITA Kick-Off WeekendSunday, Jan. 31, 2010Doubles1. Dahan/Zerbini (CAL) vs. No. 22 Kutrovsky/Zavala (UT) DNF2. Corrie/Damico (UT) def. No. 49 Andrews/Konigsfeldt (CAL) 8-33. Andersen/Whitehead (UT) def. Katsarov/McLachlan (CAL) 8-3Order of finish: 2, 3* (Texas wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 5 Dimitar Kutrovsky (UT) def. Pedro Zerbini (CAL) 6-3, 6-32. No. 9 Ed Corrie (UT) def. No. 33 Jonathan Dahan (CAL) 6-2, 6-23. No. 106 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) vs. Kellen Damico (UT) DNF4. No. 38 Josh Zavala (UT) def. No. 98 Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) 6-2, 6-35. Nick Andrews (CAL) vs. Jean Andersen (UT) DNF6. Riki McLachlan (CAL) vs. No. 104 Vasko Mladenov (UT) DNFOrder of finish: 1, 4, 2*

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