Doubles Duo of Veress/Briaud Eliminated at NCAA Championships

May 27, 2004

TULSA, Okla. - Cal's All-America doubles team of Balazs Veress and Patrick Briaud was upset today by Clemson's Jarmaine Jenkins and Nathan Thompson, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, in the first round of doubles competition in the 2004 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Veress and Briaud lost a close first set but came back to win the second before eventually falling in the third.

The duo of Veress and Briaud, selected as one of the 5-8 seeds in the NCAA championships, was ranked No. 6 in the nation and was named the 2004 Pac-10 Co-Doubles Team of the Year, sharing the honor with UCLA's Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta. With the loss, Veress and Briaud end the season with a 21-12 overall record.

The Golden Bears have won nine NCAA doubles championships - the All-America doubles team of Matt Lucena and Bent-Ove Pedersen won the last one in 1991.

For updated results on the 120th-annual NCAA Men's Tennis Championships hosted by the University of Tulsa, please visit www.tulsahurricane.com.

California Men's Tennis Results2004 NCAA Men's ChampionshipsMichael D. Case Tennis CenterTulsa, Okla.

SinglesFirst Round - May 26, 2004Dustin Taylor (Tulsa) def. Wayne Wong (Cal) - 6-3, 6-2(9-16) Michael Kogan (Tulane) def. Balazs Veress (Cal) - 7-6, 6-0

DoublesFirst Round - May 27, 2004Jarmaine Jenkins / Nathan Thompson (Clemson) def. (5-8) Balazs Veress / Patrick Briaud (Cal) - 7-6, 4-6, 6-4

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