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Cal Posts Strong Start In Honolulu

Jan 6, 2022
The Bears in Hawaii: (left to right) Derrick Chen, Alex Chang, Lucas Magnaudet, Carl Emil Overbeck, Philip Hjorth, Michael Wright and Yuta Kikuchi.

HONOLULU – The California men's tennis team had a strong start to the New Year, winning seven of nine matches on the first day of the Hawaii Invitational on Thursday. Golden Bear seniors Yuta Kikuchi and Philip Hjorth won in singles and doubles at the UH Tennis Complex.
 
The Bears were 6-1 in singles, including Kikuchi's 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Hawaii's Blaz Seric, Hjorth's 6-2, 6-3 win over BYU's Wally Thayne, and newcomer Derrick Chen's 6-2, 6-2 triumph over BYU's Matheus Ferreira Leite.
 
Cal went 1-1 in doubles, with Hjorth and Michael Wright getting a win over Hawaii's Simao Telo Alves and Kilian Maitre, 8-3.

The second day of the Hawaii Invitational starts Friday with doubles at 2:30 p.m. HT followed by singles at approximately 3 p.m. HT.
 
Hawaii Invitational – Day 1
Jan. 6, 2022, at Honolulu, Hawaii
UH Tennis Complex
 
Singles
Yuta Kikuchi (Cal) def. Blaz Seric (Hawaii) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Philip Hjorth (Cal) def. Wally Thayne (BYU) 6-2, 6-3
Axel Labunie (Hawaii) def. Mateo Vereau (BYU) 6-0, 6-4
Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal) def. Karl Collins (Hawaii) 7-5, 6-4
Derrick Chen (Cal) def. Matheus Ferreira Leite (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
Brigham Andrus (BYU) def. Guillaume Tattevin (Hawaii) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. Kilian Maitre (Hawaii) 6-3, 7-5
Zach Fuchs (BYU) def. Alex Chang (Cal), 6-7, 5-2, retired
Simao Telo Alves (Hawaii) def. Dominik Jakovljevic (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
Michael Wright (Cal) def. Cody Castro (Hawaii) 6-2, 6-1
 
Doubles
Zach Fuchs/Wally Thayne (BYU) def. Derrick Chen/Alex Chang (Cal), 8-6
Jack Barnett/Whiting (BYU) def. Blaz Seric/Karl Collins (Hawaii) 8-1
Philip Hjorth/Michael Wright (Cal) def. Simao Telo Alves/Kilian Maitre (Hawaii) 8-3