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.