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Goransson Reaches Davis Cup Finals With Sweden

Mar 7, 2022
Andre Goransson (left) and Ben McLachlan (right) were Cal teammates during the 2013-14 season.

BERKELEY – California men's tennis alumnus Andre Goransson qualified for the Davis Cup finals with Sweden on Saturday, when his team defeated Japan and former Cal teammate Ben McLachlan, 3-2, in Helsingborg, Sweden.
 
Goransson paired with Elias Ymer to beat McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama, 2-6, 7-6(9), 7-5, in a doubles match that took two hours and 40 minutes.
 
Sweden clinched the victory over Japan when Ymer beat Yosuke Watanaki in singles, 6-3, 6-3.
 
McLachlan – currently ranked 34th in the world in doubles – and Goransson – who's ranked 69th – partnered in doubles while at Cal in the 2013-24 season, when McLachlan was a senior and Goransson was a freshman.
 
The United States also qualified for the Davis Cup finals on Saturday when the U.S. beat Colombia, 4-0, in Reno, Nevada. The U.S. team features former Cal volunteer assistant coach Rajeev Ram, who's ranked fourth in doubles. Ram paired with Jack Sock to clinch the victory when they beat Colombia's Nicolas Barrientos and Juan-Sebastian Cabal, 6-3, 6-4.