No. 16 California Men's Tennis Falls to No. 6 Stanford
Feb. 18, 2006
STANFORD, Calif. -The California men's tennis team fell to the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal Saturday afternoon in Stanford, Calif. The Golden Bears lost all but one doubles and one singles match.
In singles, freshman Eoin Heavey was Cal's lone singles victory. Playing in the fifth position, Heavey defeated Blake Mullr in three sets, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. The Bears were without the service of Pac-10 Player of the Week senior Conor Niland. Senior Lennart Maack stepped in for Niland, but was defeated in the first position by No. 21 K.C. Corkery, 6-1, 6-0. No. 55 Junior Tyler Browne played the second position, but fell short in two sets, losing to Stanford's James Pade, 6-4, 6-3. In the third position, No. 79 junior Daniel Sebescen dropped the match to fourth-ranked James Wan in two sets, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Ken Nakahara and junior John Pettit each fell in their matches. Nakahara lost in the fourth position to James Wan, 6-2, 6-1, while Pettit was defeated by Phil Kao in the sixth position, 6-2, 6-4.
The Bears again mixed up some of their doubles pairs at Stanford. In the second position, Maack and senior Dean Wallace continued their success as a duo, defeating the Cardinal's pair of Muller and Wong, 8-4. Playing in the No. 1 position, Heavey and Sebescen fell to the fifth-ranked duo of Corkery and Pade, 8-6. Cal did drop the No. 3 position match, 8-6. The match faced, Browne and Pettit against Bruch and Wan.
The Bears will host Baylor next Sunday, Feb. 26. The match will start at 1 p.m. (PST) at the Hellman Tennis Center.
California vs. Stanford
1 p.m. - Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006
Taube Family Tennis Stadium
SCORE: California 1 Stanford 6
No. 1 (STAN) K.C. Corkery/James Prade d. (CAL) Eoin Heavey/ Daniel Sebescen, 8-6
No. 2 (CAL) Lennart Maack/Dean Wallace d. (STAN) Blake Muller/Jon Wong, 8-4
No. 3 (STAN) Matt Brunch/James Wan d. (CAL) Tyler Browne/John Pettit, 8-6
No. 1 (STAN) K.C. Corkerly (21) d. (CAL) Lennart Maack, 6-1; 6-0
No. 2 (STAN) James Pade d. (CAL) Tyler Browne (55), 6-4; 6-3
No. 3 (STAN) Matt Bruch (4) d. (CAL) Daniel Sebescen (79), 6-0; 6-2
No. 4 (STAN) James Wan d. (CAL) Ken Nakahara, 6-2; 6-3
No. 5 (CAL) Eoin Heavey d. (STAN) Blake Muller, 7-5; 2-6; 6-3
No. 6 (STAN) Phil Kao d. (CAL) John Pettit, 6-2; 6-4