No. 7 Bears' Run Ended at Pac-10 Championships

April 27, 2003

Ojai, Calif. - Cal's junior Wayne Wong lost to UCLA's Alberto Francis in the finals of the singles invitational draw and Or Dekel and Robert Kowalczyk faltered in the finals of the doubles invitational draw to end the Bears' run at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships this afternoon, April 27, in Ojai, Calif.

Wong advanced to the semifinals with a hard-fought 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(5) victory over UCLA's #114 Lassi Ketola Friday, April 25, earning a date with teammate Mik Ledvonova. The two Cal players traded victories in the first two sets, but Ledvonova retired in the third, handing Wong the victory and a date with UCLA'a Alberto Francis for rights to the invitational crown. Wong did not have enough energy in the tank against Francis, dropping a 6-1, 6-3 decision to the Bruin in the championship match.

Dekel and Kowalczyk, paired together because of a Steve Berke injury, had a magnificent run ended in the invitational doubles championship match losing only their second decision of the year, falling to Stanford's Carter Morris and Sam Warburg, 8-5, in the finals.

The Bears; final record vs. Pac-10 opponents is as follows: 3-7 vs. UCLA, 0-1 vs. USC, 1-2 vs. Stanford, 2-1 vs. Washington, 3-1 vs. Oregon, 4-0 vs. Arizona and 2-1 vs. Arizona State. In doubles play, Cal finished 1-2 vs. Oregon, 1-0 vs. UCLA, 0-1 vs. USC, 0-1 vs. Arizona and 1-1 vs. Stanford.

Cal returns to action Saturday - Sunday, May 10-11 in the NCAA Regionals being held at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley.

Complete tournament results can be found at or


SINGLES: MAIN DRAWRound of 32  -- Thursday, April 24, 2003John Paul Fruttero (Cal) v. bye#40 Conor Niland (Cal) d. Chris Stewart (ASU), 6-1, 6-1Or Dekel (Cal) d. Oded Tieg (OR), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2#48 Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) d. Paul Warkentin (AZ), 6-3, 6-3Round of 16 - Thursday, April 24, 2003John Paul Fruttero d. #76 Pim Van Mele (ASU), 7-6, 2-6, 6-2Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) d. #40 Conor Niland (Cal), 6-3, 6-3#56 Scott Lipsky (Stan) d. Or Dekel (Cal), 6-4, 6-4#12 David Martin (Stan) d. #48 Robert Kowalczyk (Cal), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25, 2003John Paul Fruttero (Cal) d. #27 Matt Hanlin (UW), 6-4, 6-1Semifinals - Saturday, April 26, 2003#26 Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) d. John Paul Fruttero (Cal), 6-2, 6-4

SINGLES: INVITATIONAL DRAWRound of 32 Invitational - Thursday, April 24, 2003#110 Balazs Veress (Cal) v. byeAlberto Francis (UCLA) d. Dean Wallace (Cal), 6-1, 7-6(2)Chris Surapol (UCLA) d. Jeff King (Cal), 6-2, 6-4Steve Berke (Cal) v. byeParker Collins (USC) d. Kevin Patrick (Cal), 6-2, 6-1Mik Ledvonova (Cal) d. Chris Gessner (AZ), 6-0, 6-1Wayne Wong (Cal) d. Chris King (OR), 6-2, 6-1Peter Scharler (UW) d. Patrick Briuad (Cal), 6-3, 6-3Round of 16 Invitational - Thursday, April 24, 2003#110 Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Jason Menke (UO), 6-3, 6-2Steve Berke (Cal) d. Daniel Andrus (AZ), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2Mik Ledvonova (Cal) d. Aaron Yovan (UCLA), 6-4, 6-3Wayne Wong (Cal) d. Travis Kinard (UCLA), 6-3, 6-2,b>Quarterfinals Invitational - Friday, April 25, 2003Alberto Francis (UCLA) d. #110 Balazs Veress (Cal), 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4Mik Ledvonova (Cal) d. Phil Sheng (STAN), 6-3, 6-2Chris Surapol (UCLA) d. Steve Berke (Cal), Wd (inj)Wayne Wong (Cal) d. #114 Lassi Ketola (UCLA), 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(5)Semifinals Invitational - Saturday, April 26, 2003Wayne Wong (Cal) d. Mik Ledvonova (Cal), 3-6, 7-6, 2-1, Ret (inj)Finals Invitational - Sunday, April 27, 2003Alberto Francis (UCLA) d. Wayne Wong (Cal), 6-1, 6-3

SINGLES: BACK DRAWRound of 32 - Saturday, April 26, 2003Chris King (OR) d. Jeff King (Cal), 6-2, 6-2Olivier Charroin (ASU) d. Kevin Patrick (Cal), 6-0, 6-2Dean Wallace (Cal) d. Chris Gessner (AZ), 6-4, 6-0Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Scott Felsenthal (UW), 6-1, 6-1Round of 16 - Sunday, April 27, 2003Dean Wallace (Cal) v. Patrick Briaud (Cal)

DOUBLES: MAIN DRAWRound of 16 - Friday, April 25, 2003Briaud/Fruttero (Cal) d. Swinnen/Tieg (UO), 8-1Bieri/Kost (UO) d. Niland/Veress (Cal), 8-5Quarterfinals - Friday, April 25, 2003Collins/Langre (USC) d. Briaud/Fruttero (Cal), 8-5

DOUBLES: INVITATIONAL DRAWRound of 16 Invitational - Friday, April 25, 2003Dekel/Kowalczyk (Cal) v. byeAndrus/Mullane (AZ) d. Wallace/Wong (Cal), 8-4Quarterfinals Invitational - Friday, April 25, 2003Dekel/Kowalczyk (Cal) d. Kao/Sheng (Stan), 8-3Semifinals Invitational - Saturday, April 26, 2003Dekel/Kowalczyk (Cal) d. Ketola/Yovan (UCLA), 8-4Finals Invitational - Sunday, April 27, 2003Morris/Warburg (Stan) d. Dekel/Kowalczyk (Cal), 8-5

DOUBLES: BACK DRAWJason Menke/Aaron Spencer (OR) d. Jeff King/Kevin Patrick (Cal), 8-3
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