Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cal, Stanford men lose in NCAA round of 16

   The Cal and Stanford men lost today in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
   The No. 8-seeded Bears fell to No. 9 North Carolina 4-1, and the No. 16 Cardinal lost to No. 1 Wake Forest. Cal's Bjorn Hoffman, a freshman from Newport Beach, defeated Bo Boyden 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Court 6.
   The Bears ended their season at 20-8, and Stanford finished at 18-9.
   Cal's Florian Lakat and Andre Goransson and Stanford's Tom Fawcett will play in the NCAA Singles Championships, which begin Wednesday in Athens. Lakat and Filip Bergevi will compete in the NCAA Doubles Championships, which start the following day in Athens.
   No. 2 Virginia, seeking its third consecutive NCAA title, routed No. 15 Florida 4-0. The Cavaliers' Collin Altamirano, a junior from Sacramento, was tied with Maxx Lipman 6-3, 3-6, 1-1 on Court 4 when the match was abandoned. Altamirano and J.C. Aragone won 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.
   Virginia (31-1), which has not lost a match in the first three rounds, will play No. 10 Texas in Saturday's quarterfinals.
   No. 5 UCLA, with Logan Staggs of Tracy, beat No. 12 Texas A&M 4-1. Staggs, a junior, led AJ Catanzariti 2-6, 6-4, 3-2 on Court 3 when the match was abandoned. Staggs did not play doubles.
   The Bruins (22-5) will play No. 13 and host Georgia, which surprised No. 4 USC 4-3, on Saturday.
   The women's round of 16 is scheduled for Friday in Athens. Stanford (23-2), the No. 7 seed and defending champion, will face No. 10 Michigan (23-5) at 6 a.m. PDT. Also, No. 13 Cal (19-5) will meet No. 4 Vanderbilt (22-5) at 1 p.m. Video streaming and live scoring are available.

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