Friday, May 16, 2014

Cal men fall to Texas in NCAA round of 16

   The 17th-ranked Cal men lost to ninth-ranked and ninth-seeded Texas 4-1 today in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
   Filip Bergevi, a freshman from Sweden, gave the Bears (17-8) their point with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Adrien Berkowicz at No. 3 singles.
   The Longhorns (23-5), who also beat Cal during the regular season, will face top-seeded USC (29-3) in Sunday's quarterfinals.
   Senior women -- As usual, Northern California struggled against more populous Southern California.
   Tracy Houk of Montara and Martha Downing of Shingle Springs lost one-sided finals in the USTA National Women's Hard Court Championships in La Jolla.
   Houk, the No. 2 seed and defending champion, fell to top-seeded Ros (Fairbank) Nideffer of San Diego 6-2, 6-3 in the 50-and-overs. Downing, seeded second, succumbed to top-seeded Tina Karwasky of Glendale 6-1, 6-0 in the 60s.
   Nideffer, a 53-year-old former touring professional originally from South Africa, reached career highs of No. 12 in the world in doubles in 1986 and No. 15 in singles in 1990. She won the French Open women's doubles title in 1981 with Tanya Harford of South Africa and in 1983 with Candy Reynolds of the United States.
   Houk was coming off a 4-hour, 15-minute victory over fourth-seeded Judy Newman of Scotts Valley in the semifinals.
   Karwasky, who won the title for the third consecutive year, dropped only three games in the tournament.  
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
In Athens, Ga.
Men's round of 16
Texas 4, Cal 1
Doubles
   1. No. 16 Soren Hess-Olesen and Lloyd Glasspool (T) def. No. 28 Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton, 8-3.
   2. Adrien Berkowicz and George Goldhoff (T) def. No. 86 Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan, 8-1.
   3. David Holiner and Jacoby Lewis (T) led Filip Bergevi and Mads Engsted, 6-4, abandoned.
   Order of finish: 2, 1.
Singles
   1. No. 16 Soren Hess-Olesen (T) def. No. 55 Ben McLachlan (C), 6-4, 6-3.
   2. Campbell Johnson (C) led No. 40 Lloyd Glasspool, 7-5, 3-0, abandoned.
   3. Filip Bergevi (C) def. Adrien Berkowicz, 6-3, 6-3.
   4. No. 102 George Goldhoff (T) def. Andre Goransson, 7-5, 6-3.
   5. Gregory Bayane (C) led Nick Naumann, 6-4, 4-5, abandoned.
   6. Clement Homs (T) def. Nikhil Jayashankar, 6-1, 6-2.
   Order of finish: 1, 6, 3, 4.

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