No. 26 Bears Grab a Win at Home
March 6, 2001
The No. 26-ranked Bears (3-3, 1-2 Pac-10) got off to a slow start, losing the doubles point to the No. 69-ranked William & Mary Tribe, however rebounded to win every singles point and grab a 6-1 victory.
In doubles, freshman John Paul Fruttero and senior Adrian Barnes faltered at the No. 1 spot for the Bears, losing to William & Mary's tandem of Trevor Spracklin and Patrick Brown, 8-6. Cal's senior duo of Scott Kintz and Erik Dmytruk fell at the No. 2 spot to Brian Lubin and Geoffrey Russell, 8-6. The tandem of sophomore Ben Miles and freshman Balazs Veress grabbed the only win in doubles, however, it was not enough for the point. The duo defeated William & Mary's Joe Brooks and Matt Davis, 8-5.
When singles started, the Bears refocused their intensity and rebounded from the doubles setback and grabbed each point in singles against the Tribe. Freshman Wayne Wong made quick work of Charles Briggs at No. 6, defeating him in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. At No. 5, Robert Kowalczyk defeated Matt Davis in straight sets, 7-6, 6-1, while senior Adrian Barnes finished off Brian Lubin in a hard-fought three set match, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
No. 10-ranked sophomore John Paul Fruttero clinched the victory for Cal at the No. 1 spot when he rebounded from a tough first set to defeat Trevor Sprecklin, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Freshman Balazs Veress and senior Scott Kintz were the last two players standing, struggling to overcome relentless William & Mary players who would not go down quietly. Veress came away with a 7-5, 6-7, 6-4 victory over Patrick Brown at the No. 2 spot, while Kintz knocked off Geoffrey Russell at the No. 4 spot, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
William & Mary: 1
No. 1 John Paul Fruttero (Cal) def. Trevor Spracklin (W&M), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Patrick Brown (W&M), 7-5, 6-7, 6-4
No. 3 Adrian Barnes (Cal) def. Brian Lubin (W&M), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Scott Kintz (Cal) def. Geoffrey Russell (W&M), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) def. Matt Davis (W&M), 7-6, 6-1
No. 6 Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Chuck Briggs (W&M), 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 Trevor Spracklin/Patrick Brown (W&M) def. John Paul Fruttero/Adrian Barnes (Cal), 8-6
No. 2 Brian Lubin/Geoffrey Russell (W&M) def. Scott Kintz/Erik Dmytruk (Cal), 8-6
No. 3 Ben Miles/Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Joe Brooks/Matt Davis (W&M), 8-5