Saturday, February 14, 2015

No. 13 Cal men shut out in National Indoors

   The 13th-ranked Cal men lost to No. 5 Illinois 4-0 on Friday in the first round of the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship in Chicago.
   The University of Illinois is a two-hour drive south from Chicago.
   Cal freshmen Billy Griffith of Fresno and J.T. Nishimura of San Jose lost in straight sets at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
   The Bears (6-1) will play Columbia in the consolation bracket today at 4:30 p.m. PST.
   Meanwhile, No. 3 Virginia routed No. 17 Texas Christian 4-0. Cavaliers freshman Collin Altamirano of Sacramento won at No. 3 doubles with Mitchell Frank but did not play singles.
   Virginia (6-0) will meet No. 10 Baylor (5-1) today in the quarterfinals. The Bears upset No. 6 Duke 4-1.
No. 5 Illinois 4, No. 13 Cal 0
Doubles
   1. No. 11 Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon (Illinois) def. No. 30 Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton, 6-3.
   2. Jared Hiltzik and Farris Goesa (Illinois) def. No. 32 Andre Goransson and Oskar Wikberg, 7-6 (3).
   3. Filip Bergevi and Mads Engsted (Cal) def. Blaker Bazarnik and Brian Page, 6-3.
   Order of finish: 3, 1,  2*.
   *Clinched the doubles point.
Singles
   1. No. 41 Farris Gosea (Illinois) vs. No. 42 Andre Goransson, abandoned.
   2. No. 23 Jared Hiltzik (Illinois) vs. No. 114 Filip Bergevi, abandoned.
   3. No. 37 Tim Kopinski (Illinois) def. Billy Griffith, 6-3, 6-4.
   4. No. 69 Aron Hiltzik (Illinois) def. J.T. Nishimura, 7-5, 6-1.
   5. No. 46 Aleks Vukic (Illinois) def. Oskar Wikberg, 6-1, 6-4.
   6. Toshiki Matsuya (Illinois) vs. Gregory Bayane, abandoned.
   Order of finish: 5, 3, 4**.
   **Clinched the overall match.

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