Browne and Murphy Advance at Doubles Championship

March 6, 2009

LA JOLLA, Calif. - The California men's tennis team will be represented by assistant coach Tyler Browne and freshman Tommie Murphy in the round of 16 at the 120th Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championships at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Browne and Murphy were one of three Golden Bear teams to advance to the round of 32 and emerged victorious in three sets over Michael Beron and Matthew Tosches of San Diego State. They will face Ilja Orre and Dominic Pagon of William & Mary at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow (March 7).

Seniors Geoff Chizever and Eoin Heavey won their first match against Trenton Alenik and Zack Siegler of Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-1, 6-2, but fell in the round of 32 by a 6-4, 6-2 count to Kris Kwinta and Chris Surapol.

Freshman Nick Andrews teamed up with sophomore Bozhidar Katsarov to get two wins on the day, first getting a 6-2, 6-3 win against Brian Maher and David Shaheen of Villanova in the round of 128 and then taking a clean 6-0, 6-0 victory against Billy Grokenberger and Chase Melton from Santa Barbara, Calif. Katsarov and Andrews ran into Ted Kelly and Bradley Klahn of Stanford in the round of 32 and fought hard but surrendered a 6-3, 6-3 decision to the Cardinal pair.

Cal's fourth doubles team of sophomore Zach Gilbert and freshman Evan Rose were nearly able to grab a round of 64 victory but fell narrowly in a hard-fought match to Orre and Pagon, 7-6(8), 6-3. The pair played one consolation match in which it again lost a 7-6 tiebreaker first set before being taken out 6-4 in the second.

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2009 Pacific Coast Men's Doubles ChampionshipLa Jolla Beach and Tennis Club | La Jolla, Calif.Friday, March 6, 2009Round of 32(4) Tyler Browne/Tommie Murphy def. Michael Beron/Matthew Tosches 7-6(4), 6-7(6), 6-1Kris Kwinta/Chris Surapol def. (4) Geoff Chizever/Heavey 6-4, 6-2Ted Kelly/Bradley Klahn def. Nick Andrews/Bozhidar Katsarov 6-3, 6-3Round of 64(4) Tyler Browne/Tommie Murphy def. Sam Garforth-Bles/Dennis Polyakov 7-6(9), 6-2(4) Geoff Chizever/Eoin Heavey def. Trenton Alenik/Zack Siegler 6-1, 6-2Nick Andrews/Bozhidar Katsarov def. Billy Grokenberger/Chase Melton 6-0, 6-0Ilja Orre/Dominic Pagon def. Zach Gilbert/Evan Rose 7-6(8), 6-3Round of 128Nick Andrews/Bozhidar Katsarov def. Brian Maher/David Shaheen 6-2, 6-3Consolation Round (2)Brook Deming/Brian Rager def. Zach Gilbert/Evan Rose 7-6, 6-4

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