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Men's Tennis Drops Non-Conference Result at California

Feb 5, 2022
Alexander Hoogmartens (Photo: Zach Franzen)

BERKELEY, Calif. – The No. 23 UCLA men's tennis team dropped a 4-0 non-conference decision to California at the Golden Bears' Hellman Tennis Complex Saturday afternoon.

The Bruins (2-2) forced four singles third sets after dropping the doubles point, but just one match was finished. Yuta Kikuchi clinched the win for the Golden Bears (3-1).

The 15th-ranked pair of Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck held off Alexander Hoogmartens and Bryce Pereira on the top court, 6-4, to get doubles play underway. Then, with the Court 3 matchup deadlocked at five games apiece, Sean Hill and Lucas Magnaudet seized the first point for Cal with a 6-3 decision over Drew Baird and Max Wild on the second court.

Singles play saw the Golden Bears take each of the six first sets. They would make it 2-0 thanks to a 6-1, 6-4 victory by Overbeck against No. 96 Leustian on Court 4. In his dual-match debut, Jeffrey Fradkin went to a first-set tiebreaker with Magnaudet on Court 6, but was ultimately felled in a 7-6(2), 6-0 result.

Karl Lee neared a win, while Giacomo Revelli led by a break of serve and Hoogmartens had just begun his third set, but UCLA was unable to get on the board. Baird forced a deciding set with Kikuchi, but was edged out there for a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 result.

The Bruins will look to rebound Sunday, when they meet No. 12 Stanford at Taube Family Tennis Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m. PT.

Tennis Match Results
UCLA vs California
2/5/2022 at Berkeley, CA
(Hellman Tennis Complex)

California 4, #23 UCLA 0

Singles competition
1. Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) def. Drew Baird (UCLA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
2. Philip Hjorth (CAL) vs. #41 A. Hoogmartens (UCLA) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0, unfinished
3. Sean Hill (CAL) vs. Giacomo Revelli (UCLA) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 1-3, unfinished
4. Carl Emil Overbeck (CAL) def. #96 Stefan Leustian (UCLA) 6-1, 6-4
5. Derrick Chen (CAL) vs. Karl Lee (UCLA) 6-2, 4-6, 3-5, unfinished
6. Lucas Magnaudet (CAL) def. Jeffrey Fradkin (UCLA) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #15 Yuta Kikuchi/Carl Emil Overbeck (CAL) def. A. Hoogmartens/Bryce Pereira (UCLA) 6-4
2. Sean Hill/Lucas Magnaudet (CAL) def. Drew Baird/Max Wild (UCLA) 6-3
3. Alex Chang/Philip Hjorth (CAL) vs. Karl Lee/Giacomo Revelli (UCLA) 5-5, unfinished

Match Notes:
UCLA 2-2; National ranking #23
California 3-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,6,1)