No. 31 Cal Hosts Army, UNLV
BERKELEY – The 31st-ranked California men's tennis team returns to the Hellman Tennis Complex to host Army West Point on Saturday and UNLV on Monday.
The Golden Bears have a 3-3 record heading into the match with the Black Knights (9-3). UNLV is 4-3.
Admission is free to regular-season tennis matches at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Fans can also follow all the action via the Hellman live stream and live scores by clicking here and can follow match updates on Twitter at @CalMensTennis.
Cal Athletics follows all state and local public health guidelines to mitigate risk and support the health and well-being of those who attend Cal athletic events. Under these policies, fans attending outdoor events on campus are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas. Facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces (i.e., restrooms) for guests ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Masks will be available at entrances for fans upon request.
Individuals who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are under a quarantine or isolation order should not attend.
These protocols are subject to change based on local, state and national guidelines.
Cal is ranked 31st this week in the first week of the ITA's computerized rankings. The next ITA poll is slated to come out on March 1.
Scouting the Bears
- Yuta Kikuchi, who clinched Cal's 4-0 win over then-No. 23 UCLA on Feb 5, has a singles record of 12-9
- The ninth-ranked pair of Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck improved their team-best doubles record to 11-3 after beating USC's 10th-ranked Bradley Frye and Stefan Dostanic on Feb. 6
- Philip Hjorth, who clinched the season-opening win over Saint Mary's, leads the way in singles with a 16-7 record
- Kris Kwinta (UCLA '08) is in his first season as the Peter Wright Director of Men's Tennis
- Kwinta's staff includes assistant coach and former BYU player Francis Sargeant along with volunteer assistant coach and former professional player Jared Donaldson
Scouting the Black Knights
- Army is sending a split squad to the Bay Area, as the Black Knights are also hosting the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday
- In its last match, Army fell to Air Force, 4-0, in the USTA's College MatchDay in Orlando, Florida
- The loss to the Falcons snapped Army's nine-match winning streak
- Jim Poling is in his 20th season as head coach at Army
Scouting the Rebels
- Currently 4-3, UNLV hosts Cal Poly on Wednesday and plays at Santa Clara on Saturday
- UNLV is 4-0 at home and 0-3 on the road
- In their last match, the Rebels lost at No.17 Arizona, 6-1, on Feb. 19
- Christopher Bulus is ranked 48th in singles
- Owen Hambrook is in his 19th year as head coach at UNLV
Last Time: Cal Falls In Big Slam
Cal fell to then-No. 8 Stanford, 4-0, on Feb. 12 on the Farm. The Cardinal clinched its win when top-ranked Arthur Fery defeated Cal's Yuta Kikuchi in singles.
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Cal plays in the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship from March 3-6 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, California.