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Kikuchi Posts Big Win At Chowderfest

Sep 24, 2021
Cal senior Yuta Kikuchi upset the nation's fourth-ranked player on Friday at Harvard.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Cal men's tennis team posted wins in singles and doubles on the first day of the Chowderfest, Harvard's annual invitational, on Friday at the Beren Tennis Center. Cal senior Yuta Kikuchi, ranked 124th, picked up a big victory in upsetting Florida's fourth-ranked Duarte Vale, a three-time All-American, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.
The Golden Bear pair of Philip Hjorth and Michael Wright also topped the Gators' Andy Andrade and Lukas Greif, 6-3.
The invitational continues on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. ET.
Sept. 24, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass.
Beren Tennis Center
No. 57 Mattias Siimar/Abdellah Shelbayh (Florida) def. Yuta Kikuchi/Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal), 6-2
Philip Hjorth/Michael Wright (Cal) def. Andy Andrade/Lukas Greif (Florida), 6-3
No. 124 Yuta Kikuchi (Cal) def. No. 4 Duarte Vale (Florida), 4-6, 6-4, 11-9
Ben Shelton (Florida) def. Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal), 6-4, 6-1
No. 103 Mattias Siimar (Florida) def. Philip Hjorth (Cal), 6-2, 7-6(7)
Will Grant (Florida) def. Noah Gampel (Cal), 6-3, 6-1
No. 111 Lukas Greif (Florida) def. Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 7-6, 6-2