Cal men's tennis competes in the Omni Hotels/ITA Northern California Regional Championship
Oct. 27, 2001
Santa Clara, CA - Four Cal singles and one Cal doubles team advanced to the second day of competition at the Omni Hotels/ITA Northern California Regional Championship yesterday in Santa Clara, CA.
The first round saw two victories for Cal in two matches, with freshman Dean Wallace involved in both. In addition to moving onto the second round of singles by defeating Josh Prince of Sacramento 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, Wallace also teamed with fellow freshman Jeff King to advance in doubles, by defeating a team from SMC by an 8-5 mark.
Seven Cal men participated in the second round of the singles competition, with four moving on to today's second day of competition. The highlight was freshman Patrick Briaud's complete dismantling of Nevada's McClure Wallace in a pair of 6-0 set victories. No. 3 seed Balazs Veress and Wallace both made short work of their competitions. After a scare in the early set, No. 9 seed Wayne Wong also advanced.
Despite good days on the singles courts, Cal was only able to advance one out of four teams in the doubles portion of the competition. The fifth-seeded duo of Chase Exon and Balazs Veress doubled up Nevada's McClure Wallace and Jeason Yelley by an 8-4 mark, but the other Bears were stopped in the second round.
Competition continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday, hosted by Santa Clara University.
FIRST ROUND-SINGLESDean Wallace (Cal) def. Josh Prince (Sac) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
FIRST ROUND-DOUBLESJeff King/Dean Wallace (Cal) def. Thomas Burgemeister/Filip Sarovic (SMC) 8-5
SECOND ROUND--SINGLES(9) Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Maxime Lacroix (Pac) 7-5, 6-4Patrick Briaud (Cal) def. McClure Wallace (Nev) 6-0, 6-0(9) Ari Stasberg (Wash) def. Kevin Patrick (Cal) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4Daniel Scafidi (SMC) def. Jeff King (Cal) 6-2, 6-4(3) Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Greg Dubourdieu (Ore) 6-2, 6-0Dean Wallace (Cal) def. Michael Duong (SCU) 6-0, 6-2Chris King (Ore) def. (17) Chase Exon (Cal) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
SECOND ROUND-DOUBLES(5) Chase Exon/Balazs Veress (Cal) def. McClure Wallace/Jeason Yelley (Nev) 8-4(9) Hector Almada/Alex Krohn (FSU) def. Jeff King/Dean Wallace (Cal) 8-3Daniel Scafidi/J.J. Whitlinger (SMC) def. (6) Conor Niland/Wayne Wong (Cal) 8-5Chris King/John Paalberg (Ore) def. Patrick Briaud/Kevin Patrick (Cal) 8-3
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