Men's Tennis Steams Rice, 5-1
February 14, 1999
Berkeley - Due to the threat of rain, California men's tennis coach Peter Wright opted to play the singles matches before doubles. But after a decisive victory in singles play, the Bears decided to forego doubles, handing the Owls a 5-1 defeat Sunday at Hellman Tennis Center on the Berkeley campus. The Bears improved to 4-2 after completing a weekend sweep of UC Santa Barbara, Northwestern and Rice.
Playing in the No. 1 slot for the third match in a row, senior Chris Santoso upset 15th-ranked Efe Ustendag 7-6, 1-6, 6-3. Sophomore Adrian Barnes defeated Robert Collins in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 2 slot, as did Scott Kintz in the No. 4 match, prevailing over Shane Stone, 6-3, 6-3. No. 2 player Erik Dmytruk and No. 4 player Andrey Vinogradsky both earned victories for the Bears as well. Rice's lone singles victory came in the No. 5 match, as Prakesh Venkatarmon defeated Chris Lewis, 6-1, 6-1.
February 14, 1999 College Men's Tennis No. 49 Rice at No. 25 California at Hellman Tennis Center
FINAL SCORE: California 5 Rice 1 (Doubles matches were not played)
SINGLES (One point for each match) No. 1 Chris Santoso (Cal) def. Efe Ustendag (Rice) 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 No. 2 Adrian Barnes (Cal) def. Robert Collins (Rice) 6-2, 6-0 No. 3 Erik Dmytruk (Cal) def. Fabien Giraud (Rice) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 No. 4 Scott Kintz (Cal) def. Shane Stone (Rice) 6-3, 6-3 No. 5 Prakesh Venkatarmon (Rice) def. Chris Lewis (Cal) 6-1, 6-1 No. 6 Andrey Vinogradsky (Cal) def. Rafael Reyes (Rice) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
DOUBLES (Singles were played first due to threat of rain, thus eliminating the need for doubles, as the point would not have been decisive.)