Bears Finish three-day Napa Valley Tennis Challenge

Sept. 22, 2002

St. Helena, Calif. - The Cal men's tennis squad finished up their first weekend of competition today, playing in the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge at Meadowood Resort. The three-day round robin event featured Cal and Arizona from the Pac-10 conference, Illinois from the Big-10 and Georgia from the SEC.

Seven players competed for Cal, including 71st ranked Balazs Veress, who was named to last year's honorable mention All-Pac-10 team. Veress went 1-2 in singles action, losing to the tournament's top-ranked player, No. 12 Amer Delic, and No. 88 Michael Calkins from Illinois. Veress and partner Robert Kowalczyk dropped both doubles matches on the weekend.

Kowalczyk put in a nice performance over the weekend in singles play, defeating Illinois' Delic and Georgia's Jason Varela before falling to Illinois' No. 39 Brian Wilson on Sunday. After losing to Wilson on Friday, junior Wayne Wong continued where he left off last year, putting in a shining performance by defeating Georgia's Stephan Timu, 6-1; 7-5 and Illinois' Chris Martin, 6-3; 6-2 in consecutive days.

Overall, the Bears finished 8-10 in singles competition and 2-4 in doubles action. However, the matches did not count toward team records.

Cal hits the court next, October 6-13, as they travel to Chattanooga, TN to compete in the All-American Championships.

Results from the three days of competition:

 Singles Day 1 Balazs Veress, (CAL) d. Stephan Timu, (GA)  6-4; 6-4 Pramod Daibiru  (ILL) d. Will Glenn, (GA)  6-2; 5-7; 6-2 Robert Kowalczyk, (CAL) d. Jason Varela, (GA)  6-3; 6-3 Pramod Dabir, (ILL) d. Trevor Wilson, (GA)  6-2; 6-3 Ryler Deheart, (ILL) d. Patrick Briaud, (CAL)  7-6(7); 7-6(5) Amer Delic, (ILL) d. Whi Kim, (AZ)  7-6(4); 5-7; 6-1 Brian Wilson, (ILL) d. Wayne Wong, (CAL)  7-6(3); 6-2 Michael Calkins, (ILL) d. Carl Hagman, (AZ)  6-2; 6-4 Paul Warkentin, (AZ) d. Chris Martin, (ILL)  7-6(5); 1-6; 6-3 Philip Stolt, (ILL) d. Tom Lloyd, (AZ)  6-1; 6-4 Evan Zeder, (ILL) d. Kevin Patrick, (CAL)  6-3; 6-2 Colin O'Grady, (AZ) d. Connor Murnighan, (ILL)  6-7(5); 7-6(3); 6-2 Daniel Andrus, (AZ) d. Jeff King, (CAL)  6-4; 6-3

Doubles Day 1 Calkins M - Delic (ILL) d. Kowalczyk R - Veress B 8-3 (CAL) Briaud P - Niland C (CAL) d. Glenn W - Timu S 8-3 (GA) Deheart R - Martin (ILL) d. Hagman C - Lloyd (AZ) 9-7 Stolt P - Wilson B (ILL) d. Kim W - O'Grady C (AZ) 8-4 Andrus D - Warkentin P (AZ) d. Varela J - Wilson T (GA) 8-5 Murnighan C - Zeder E (ILL) d. King J - Patrick K (CAL) 9-7

Singles Day 2 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

Doubles Day 2 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

Singles Day 3 Stephan Timu, Georgia d. Tom Lloyd, Arizona 6-2; 7-6(4) Carl Hagman, Arizona d. Will Glenn, Georgia 6-2; 6-2 Evan Zeder, Illinois d. Trevor Wilson, Georgia 6-4; 6-0 Philip Stolt, Illinois d. Paul Warkentin, Arizona 6-1; 6-2 Jeff King, Cal d. Colin O'Grady, Arizona 7-6(4); 7-5 Connor Murnighan, Illinois d. Kevin Patrick, Cal 6-4; 3-6; 6-3 Ryler Deheart, Illinois d. Whi Kim, Arizona 6-4; 6-7(3); 6-4 Brian Wilson, Illinois d. Robert Kowalczyk, Cal 6-7(5); 7-6(5); 6-4 Amer Delic, Illinois d. Balazs Veress, Cal 6-4; 7-5 Wayne Wong, Cal d. Chris Martin, Illinois 6-3; 6-2 Patrick Briaud, Cal d. Pramod Dabir, Illinois 5-7; 6-4; 6-4

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