Bears Win Fourth Straight in 4-0 Victory Over Red Raiders

Jan. 30, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas - The California men's tennis team (4-0) defeated Texas Tech (2-1), 4-0, at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in the first match of the 2010 ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the University of Texas. The Golden Bears won their fourth consecutive match of the year as junior Pedro Zerbini came back from dropping his first set to defeat No. 25-ranked Raony Carvalho, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

The Bears earned the doubles point with wins at the second and third courts. Junior Bozhidar Katsarov and freshman Riki McLachlan took the first match of the day as they defeated Vitor Manzini and Raphael Pfister at No. 3 doubles, 8-2. With the score knotted at seven-all, the No. 49-ranked tandem of sophomore Nick Andrews and freshman Christoffer Konigsfeldt pulled away to take out the No. 35-ranked team of Gonzalo Escobar and Andre Stabile, 9-7, to seal the doubles point.

No. 98-ranked Katsarov took a 6-4, 6-3 win over Stabile at No. 4 singles to make the score, 2-0, for Cal. Andrews dropped his first set at court five, 6-2, to Manzini, but responded to take a 6-1 win in the second set before completing his win with a 6-2 margin in the third set. Andrews' win made the score, 3-0, before Zerbini finished off the Raiders in his win over Carvalho.

The Bears draw No. 8-ranked Texas (2-0) in a noon PT match on Sunday, Jan. 31. The Longhorns defeated No. 56 Middle Tennessee State, 4-0, in a match that ran simultaneously to the Cal-Texas Tech match. The winner between Cal and Texas will earn the right to advance to the 2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12-15.

No. 33 California 4, No. 40 Texas Tech 0Penick-Allison Tennis Center | Austin, TexasITA Kick-Off WeekendSaturday, Jan. 30, 2010Doubles1. Dahan/Zerbini (CAL) vs. No. 19 Carvalho/Garcia (TTU) DNF2. No. 49 Andrews/Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. No. 35 Escobar/Stabile (TTU) 9-73. Katsarov/McLachlan (CAL) def. Manzini/Pfister (TTU) 8-2Order of finish: 3, 2* (California wins doubles point)Singles1. Pedro Zerbini (CAL) def. No. 25 Raony Carvalho (TTU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-02. No. 33 Jonathan Dahan (CAL) vs. No. 40 Gonzalo Escobar (TTU) DNF3. No. 106 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) vs. Rafael Garcia (TTU) DNF4. No. 98 Bozhidar Katsarov (CAL) def. Andre Stabile (TTU) 6-4, 6-35. Nick Andrews (CAL) def. Vitor Manzini (TTU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-26. Riki McLachlan (CAL) vs. Raphael Pfister (TTU) DNFOrder of finish: 4, 5, 1*

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