BERKELEY - Filip Bergevi's singles win - completed right after Gregory' Bayane's singles win - clinched 12th-ranked California's 4-0 victory over Hawaii on a partly cloudy Thursday afternoon at the Channing Tennis Courts. The freshman held off Danilo Casanova, 6-3, 6-5(1), on court two, as the Golden Bears improved their record to 4-0 after the nonconference match. The Warriors fell to 1-2.
Cal quickly took the doubles point. The court-one pair of juniors Bayane and Chase Melton topped the UH duo of Casanova and Jonathan Brooklyn, 6-3, and then Cal senior Ben McLachlan and sophomore Mads Engsted defeated Marcel Chan/Carter Lam, 6-5(1), on court two to give Cal a 1-0 lead in the overall match.
In singles, Engsted finished his court-six match first, beating Pavel Liska, 6-1, 6-2, to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. In a photo finish, Bayane posted his 6-4, 6-4 win over Chas Okamoto on court four to give Cal three points, just before Bergevi completed his second-set tiebreaker two courts over to end the contest.
A native of Ahus, Sweden, Bergevi has compiled an 11-6 singles record so far in his first year as a Bear.
“It’s a lot of fun,” he said of his freshman season. “I’ve never played with a team like this before. It pumps me up to hear cheering from all the other players and have the team behind you all the time. That makes me play a lot better.”
Cal returns to the Channing Tennis Courts on Saturday, as the Bears take on Saint Mary’s at 1 p.m.
No. 12 Cal (4-0) def. Hawaii (1-2), 4-0
Jan. 30 in Berkeley, Calif.
Channing Tennis Courts
1: Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (Cal) def. Jonathan Brooklyn/Danilo Casanova (Hawaii) - 6-3
2: Ben McLachlan/Mads Engsted (Cal) def. Marcel Chan/Carter Lam (Hawaii) - 6-5(1)
3: Filip Bergevi/Andre Goransson (Cal) vs. Nils Schumann/David Schuster (Hawaii) - Abandoned
Order of Finish: 1, 2.
1: Ben McLachlan (Cal) vs. Jonathan Brooklyn (Hawaii) - abandoned
2: Filip Bergevi (Cal) def. Danilo Casanova (Hawaii) - 6-3, 6-5(4)
3: Andre Goransson (Cal) vs. Nils Schumann (Hawaii) - abandoned
4: Gregory Bayane (Cal) def. Chas Okamoto (Hawaii) - 6-4, 6-4
5: Nikhil Jayashankar (Cal) vs. David Schuster (Hawaii) - abandoned
6: Mads Engsted def. Pavel Liska (Hawaii) - 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2.