Veress/Briaud Fall in Pac-10 Doubles Semifinals

April 24, 2004

OJAI, Calif. - Cal's No. 11-ranked doubles team of Balazs Veress and Patrick Briaud lost, 9-7, to UCLA's Philipp Gruendler and Luben Pampoulov in a hard-fought semifinal match Saturday in the 2004 Pac-10 Individual Championships in Ojai, Calif.

Veress and Briaud had impressive runs in this year's tournament, both individually and as a team, but fell short of reaching the finals. In singles competition, both Veress and Briaud advanced to the quarterfinals before falling, and as a team in doubles play, they reached the semifinals before losing. With the loss, the Cal men's team will not bring home a Pac-10 championship this year.

Cal Men's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsOjai, CaliforniaApril 22-25, 2004

Singles: Main DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Chris Lam (UCLA) d. Balazs Veress (Cal), 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4Sam Warburg (Stan) d. Patrick Briaud (Cal), 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4Second Round - Thurs., April 22Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Colin O'Grady (Ariz), 7-5, 6-1Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Roger Matalonga (Ariz), 6-4, 2-6, 1-3 ret (ill)First Round - Thurs., April 22Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Philip Sheng (Stan), 6-2, 6-3Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) d. Tyler Browne (Cal), 6-4, 6-2Patrick Briaud (Cal) d. Kris Kwinta (UCLA), 6-4, 6-4Clint Letcher (ASU) d. Wayne Wong (Cal), 6-4, 7-6

Singles: Invitational DrawFirst Round - Thurs., April 22Jason Nguyen (UCLA) d. Jake Leivent (Cal), 6-3, 7-5Tim Mullane (Ariz) d. John Pettit (Cal), 6-4, 6-4Parker Collins (USC) d. Kuni Minato (Cal), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles: Main DrawSemifinals - Sat., April 24Gruendler/Pampoulov (UCLA) d. Briaud/Veress (Cal), 9-7Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23Briaud/Veress (Cal) d. Matalonga/O'Grady (Ariz), 8-4Kinsella/Stewart (ASU) d. Browne/Sesbescen (Cal), Def (inj)First Round - Fri., April 23Briaud/Veress (Cal) d. Davies/Letcher (ASU), 8-4Browne/Sebescen (Cal) d. Francis/Kwinta (UCLA), 8-5

Doubles: Invitational DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Sheng/Wan (Stan) d. Minato/Pettit (Cal), 8-2First Round - Fri., April 23Minato/Pettit (Cal), ByeFloyd/Ricks (Wash) d. Leivent/Wong (Cal), 8-5

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