No. 17 California Men's Tennis Fall to No. 4 UCLA

Feb. 3, 2006

BERKELEY -The California men's tennis team opened its Pac-10 play on Friday against the defending national champions, the UCLA Bruins. The Golden Bears did not have enough power to get pass them, as they fell to UCLA 6-1. Senior Conor Niland defeated the third-ranked player in the No. one position recording the Bears only victory.

Indivually in singles, Niland landed an upset victory over the No. three-ranked Bruin junior Benjamin Kohlloeffel. Niland easily defeated Kohlloeffel in two matches, 6-3; 6-2. However, the other five Bears did not fair as well. Sophomore Ken Nakahara fell, 7-5; 6-4 to UCLA's junior Chris Surapol. Junior Daniel Sebescen was defeated in the fourth position by freshman Adam Draper (6-2, 6-3). In the second position, senior Lennart Maack fell to freshman Haythem Abid, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. UCLA's Jeremy Drean got the best of freshman Eoin Heavey (7-6; 6-0; 6-3) in the sixth position. In the final match of the day, junior Tyler Browne was defeated by Mathieu Dehaine, 6-3; 4-6; 6-3.

However, on the doubles side the Bears were not as lucky as they dropped all three matches. After starting the dual season off 1-0, Niland and Heavey dropped the match to Kohlloeffel and junior Philipp Gruendler (8-2). Surapol and Abid defeated senior Dean Wallace and Browne in the No. two doubles position (8-4). Dehaine and junior Aaron Yovan outlasted Sebescen and Maack, 8-6.

The Bears will return to the courts on Saturday, Feb. 4 as they host the Trojans of USC. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. (PST) start at the Hellman Tennis Center.

Complete Results

California vs. UCLA
1:30 p.m. - Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
Hellman Tennis Center

SCORE: California 1 UCLA 6

No. 1 (UCLA) Benjamin Kohlloeffel/Philipp Gruendler d. (CAL) Conor Niland/ Eoin Heavet, 8-2
No. 2 (UCLA) Chris Surapol/Haythem Abid d. (CAL) Dean Wallace/Tyler Browne, 8-4
No. 3 (UCLA) Mathieu Dehaine/Aaron Yovan d. (CAL) Daniel Sebescen/Lennart Maack, 8-6

No. 1 (CAL) Conor Niland d. (UCLA) No. 3 Benjamin Kohlloeffel, 6-3; 6-2
No. 2 (UCLA) Haythem Abid d. (CAL) Lennart Maack, 6-3; 4-6; 6-3
No. 3 (UCLA) Mathieu Dehaine d. (CAL) Tyler Browne, 3-6; 6-4; 7-6
No. 4 (UCLA) Adam Draper d. (CAL) No.79 Daniel Sebescen, 6-2; 6-3
No. 5 (UCLA) Chris Surapol d. (CAL) Ken Nakahara, 7-5; 6-4
No. 6 (UCLA) Jeremy Drean d. (CAL) Eoin Heavey, 7-6; 6-0; 6-3

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