Cal Selected to Compete in NCAA Championships

May 5, 2004

BERKELEY - For the fifth consecutive season, the California men's tennis team has been selected to compete in the NCAA championships. The Golden Bears (7-16) will play San Diego (13-7) in the first round on Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. at Marks Tennis Stadium on the USC campus in Los Angeles. This will be the 38th time in school history that Cal will make a NCAA postseason appearance.

Should the Bears defeat San Diego, they will play either No. 2 seed USC (19-3) or Montana State (17-5) in the second round on Sunday, May 16, at 12 noon. The winner of the regional will advance to the NCAA Round of 16 in Tulsa, Okla. on May 22.

Currently ranked No. 32 in the nation, the Bears are led by the 2004 Pac-10 Co-Doubles Team of the Year in senior Balazs Veress and junior Patrick Briaud. Last year, Cal had its most successful run in the championships since 1991, defeating Sacramento State, Boise State, and Ohio State to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals before falling to Stanford to end the season.

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