Saturday, May 21, 2016

Goransson, Cal men upset TCU to gain NCAA quarters

Andre Goransson practices during the Tiburon (Calif.)
Challenger last September. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Andre Goransson won the deciding match as the Cal men upset Texas Christian 4-3 on Friday to reach the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in 13 years.
   Goransson outlasted Alex Rybakov 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Court 2, giving the No. 13 Bears a 4-3 victory over the No. 4 Horned Frogs in Tulsa, Okla.
   Goransson, a junior from Sweden is ranked No. 31. Rybakov, a freshman from Coral Springs, Fla., is No. 24.
   The Bears (20-6) will play No. 5 Ohio State (33-2) on Sunday. The Buckeyes edged Texas 4-3.
   In a meeting of Pacific-12 Conference rivals, No. 2 UCLA eliminated No. 29 Stanford 4-2. On Court 1, sixth-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA and Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area routed 15th-ranked Tom Fawcett 6-1, 6-2.
   The Cardinal, under second-year coach Paul Goldstein, reached the round of 16 for the first time since a quarterfinal appearance in 2012.
   The Bruins (25-2) will face No. 10 Oklahoma (18-10), last year's runner-up.
   Top-ranked Virginia, the defending champion, handled No. 16 Oklahoma State 4-2. Collin Altamirano, a sophomore from Sacramento, Calif., ranked 33rd, topped Arjun Kadhe 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2 on Court 2 to clinch the overall victory.
   The Cavaliers (27-4) will play No. 9 Florida (21-6), and No. 3 North Carolina (28-4) will take on No. 7 Georgia (23-4).
   In today's women's quarterfinals, No. 2 Cal (22-1) will face No. 8 Pepperdine (24-2), and No. 15 Stanford (17-5) will meet No. 10 Michigan (23-6).

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