Napa Valley Tennis Challenge, Day Two
Sept. 21, 2002
St. Helena, Calif. - In the second day of the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge at Meadowood resort in Napa, the Bears split their six singles round robin matches against Arizona, Georgia and Illinois. Senior Robert Kowalczyk won for the second consecutive day, handily defeating Illinois' No. 12 ranked Amer Delic, 6-3; 6-1.
Besides the impressive performance of Kowalczyk, senior Kevin Patrick notched his first win of the young season, beating Arizona's Colin O' Grady in straight sets, 6-1; 6-4. Wayne Wong, who led the Bears in overall wins (24) last year, also got his first win of this season with his 6-1; 7-5 victory over Georgia's Stephan Timu. In other action, Cal's 71st ranked Balazs Veress was narrowily defeated by Illinois' No. 88 Michael Calkins, 6-7(5); 6-3; 6-4.
In doubles round robin competition, for the second consecutive day the Bears finished 1-2. The combination of Patrick Briaud and Wayne Wong proved to be a force, defeating Illinois' doubles pair of Evan Zeder and Conner Murningham, 8-5. Kowalczyk and Veress were dropped, 8-3, to Illinois while Jeff King and Patrick went down to the wire, losing 9-8 to the Wildcats.
The Bears wrap up the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8:00 a.m. at the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena. For directions to the tournament, go to www.meadowood.com.
Results from the second day of competition:
NCAA singles Day 2 - Round Robin Kevin Patrick, CAL d. Colin O'Grady, Arizona 6-1; 6-4 Paul Warkentin, Arizona d. Patrick Briaud, CAL 6-4; 6-2 Pramod Dabir, Illinois d. Jason Varela, Georgia 6-3; 3-1 Ret (inj) Daniel Andrus, Arizona d. Evan Zeder, Illinois 6-2; 7-6(5) Trevor Wilson, Georgia d. Jeff King, CAL 7-5; 6-2 Brian Wilson, Illinois d. Whi AZ: Kim, Arizona 6-1; 6-3 Ryler Deheart, Illinois d. Carl Hagman, Arizona 6-4; 4-6; 6-4 Chris Martin, Illinois d. Will Glenn, Georgia 6-1; 6-4 Michael Calkins, Illinois d. Balazs Veress, CAL 6-7(5); 6-3; 6-4 Wayne Wong, CAL d. Stephan Timu, Georgia 6-1; 7-5 Robert Kowalczyk, CAL d. Amer Delic, Illinois 6-3; 6-1
NCAA Doubles Day 2 - Round Robin ILL: Deheart R - Martin C d. CAL: Kowalczyk R - Veress B 8-3 ILL: Stolt P - Wilson B d. GA: Glenn W - Timu S 8-4 CAL: Briaud P - Wong W d. ILL: Murnighan C -Zeder E 8-5 AZ: Andrus D - Warkentin P d. CAL: King J - Patrick K 9-8 ILL: Dabir P - Delic A d. AZ: Kim W - O'Grady C 8-4