Nov. 1, 2012
BERKELEY - The California men's tennis team plays in two more tournaments this weekend as the fall season begins to come to a close. The Bears will have players traveling to Orlando, Fla., and Stockton, Calif., this weekend, respectively, for the USTA Clay Court Invitational and Pacific Tiger Fall Invitational. Both events will run from Friday, Nov. 2, to Sunday, Nov. 4.
In an event modeled after the Audi Napa Valley Tennis Classic, sophomore Gregory Bayane, freshman Mads Engsted, and senior Christoffer Konigsfeldt, will travel to Orlando with assistant coach Tyler Browne to play in the USTA Clay Court Invitational at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis Complex. The event, being hosted by Florida State, will also feature players from USC, Kentucky, Duke, Florida, Tulsa, Columbia, Georgia Tech, UCF and Penn State.
For the Pacific Tiger Fall Invitational, head coach Peter Wright will bring junior Campbell Johnson, sophomores Nikhil Jayashankar, Chase Melton and Andrew Scholnick along with freshmen Wyatt Houghton and Jordan Smith to Stockton. The tournament will be held at University of Pacific's Hal Nelson Tennis Courts.
After a strong performance at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, brother Riki (senior) and Ben (junior) McLachlan earned themselves automatic invitations to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The event - held at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. - will take place from Thursday, Nov. 8, to Saturday, Nov. 11.