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Cal Sweeps BITB Semis To Set Up All-Bears Doubles Final

Sep 24, 2022
Alex Chang has won three of his four matches through two days at the Napa Valley Invitational.

SAN FRANCISCO/NAPA, Calif. – The Cal men's tennis team swept the doubles semifinals of the Battle in the Bay Classic on Saturday to set up an all-Golden Bears Sunday final at the California Tennis Club, with one Cal duo upsetting the nation's top-ranked team to advance in the San Francisco tournament.
 
Cal juniors Lucas Magnaudet and Ryder Jackson defeated TCU's top-ranked Fomba and Jacob Fearnley – also the tournament's top seed – 8-6, in their semifinal. The Bears' second-seeded and 62nd-ranked Yuta Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck beat Oklahoma's 51st-ranked Alex Martinez and Nathan Han, 8-4, to set up the clash with their teammates. The Bears play the final at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
 
Jackson also faced Fearnley in the singles semifinals, but the 65th-ranked Horned Frog edged the Bear, 7-6(8), 7-6(4).
 
Meanwhile at the Silverado Resort & Spa, Cal sophomore Alex Chang and freshman John Kim went unbeaten in singles and doubles on day two of the Napa Valley Invitational. Chang, now 2-0 in singles at Silverado, bested San Francisco's Johan Garpered, 6-2, 6-2, with Kim beating USF's Luka Kalenic, 6-0, 6-2. In doubles, the two Bears topped UNLV's Milos Dabic and Eduardo Cohen, 8-3
 
As with the Battle in the Bay Classic, the Napa Valley Invitational ends Sunday.
 
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Battle in the Bay Classic - Cal Results
Sept. 24, 2022, in San Francisco, Calif.
California Tennis Club
 
Doubles
 
Main Draw
 
Semifinal Round
[2] Yuta Kikuchi/Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal) def. No. 51 Nathan Han/Alex Martinez (OU), 8-4
Lucas Magnaudet/Ryder Jackson (Cal) def. [1] No. 1 Luc Fomba/Jacob Fearnley (TCU), 8-6
 
Singles
 
Main Draw
 
Semifinal Round
No. 65 Jacob Fearnley (TCU) def. Ryder Jackson (Cal), 7-6(8), 7-6(4)

 
Napa Valley Invitational
Sept. 24, 2022, in Napa, Calif.
Silverado Resort & Spa
 
Singles
John Kim (Cal) def. Luka Kalenic (USF), 6-0, 6-2
Alex Chang (Cal) def. Johan Garpered (USF), 6-2, 6-2
Alexander Mandma (SDSU) def. Aaron Bailey (UNLV), 7-5, 6-3
Bora Sengul (SDSU) def. Eduardo Cohen (UNLV), 7-5, 6-3
Mathieu Josserand (SDSU) def. Milos Dabic (UNLV), 7-6(5), 2-6, 1-0(10-5)
 
Doubles
Bora Sengul/Alexander Mandma (SDSU) def. Johan Garpered/Nikola Kuraica (USF), 8-5
Aidan Watt (SMC)/Milos Kalenic (USF) def. Mathieu Josserand/Andre Saleh (SDSU), 8-3
Alex Chang/John Kim (Cal) def. Milos Dabic/Eduardo Cohen (UNLV), 8-3