Bears' Run Ended at Pacific Coast Doubles Championships
March 1, 2003
La Jolla, Calif. - Cal's lone remaining doubles team of Patrick Briaud and Conor Niland lost their Round of 16 match this afternoon at the 114th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championships taking place this weekend at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, CA.
Four Golden Bear doubles tandems started the weekend on Friday, but only Briaud and Niland survived the first day of action, winning two consecutive straight set victories en route to the Round of 16. The Cal duo was unable to advance past the Round of 16, though, running into a red-hot team in Daniel Langre and Ruben Torres of USC. The Bear duo put up a fight, but was ultimately unable to persevere in a 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4 loss. Briaud and Niland fell to 4-2 on the season with the loss.
USC's Langre, paired with teammate Prakash Amritraj, is currently the No. 12 ranked doubles team in the nation. Briaud and teammate Balazs Veress lead the Bears in doubles wins with a 9-2 record on the year. Cal's duo of Chase Exon and Niland were the only Bear tandem to advance to the Round of 16 in 2002, but ultimately fell to the Berg/Smith pair from Pepperdine.
Cal returns to dual match play Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 as the Bears take on Arizona State at 1:30 p.m. in Tempe and Arizona at noon in Tucson.
COMPLETE CAL RESULTSFriday, February 28, 2003(Round of 64)Briaud/Niland (CAL) def. Nicholas Brotman/Ilya D. Leshinsky (UCSB), 6-3, 6-1(5) Derek Miller/Michael Paradowski (USD) def. Patrick/Wallace (CAL), 6-3, 6-2Trent Miller (San Diego)/Jakub Pietrowski (Huntington Beach) def. (6) Berke/Kowalczyk (CAL), 6-4, 6-4Dekel/King (CAL) def. Jim Kellogg(San Diego)/William Kellogg (La Jolla), 6-1, 6-3(Round of 32)Briaud/Niland (CAL) vs. (4)John Chanfreau (Chula Vista)/Mike Grass (San Diego), 6-1, 6-4(1)Adriano Biasella (Los Angeles)/Peter Smith (USC) def. Dekel/King (CAL), 7-6(7), 6-2(Consolation - 3rd Round)Kashiwabara/Ptak def. Patrick/Wallace (CAL), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4(9)Washer/Washer def. (6)Berke/Kowalczyk (CAL) (injury)
Saturday, March 1, 2003(Round of 16)(4)Daniel Langre/Ruben Torres (USC) def. Briaud/Niland (CAL), 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
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