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Chase Melton
Player Profile:
Chase Melton 1250140
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara HS
Experience: 3 Years

Spring 2015: Was 9-11 in doubles in the spring, to finish with a 15-14 record for the season…Melton’s last victory as a collegian came when paired with Gregory Bayane in the Pac-12 Championship on April 23, when the duo beat Oregon’s Daan Maasland/Simon Stevens, 8-3, in Cal’s 4-3 quarterfinal win over the Ducks…Bayane and Melton clinched doubles in Cal’s 7-0 rout of UC Santa Barbara, beating the Gauchos’ Ziad Sultan/Tobias Galskov, 6-4, on Feb. 22…earlier that day Melton and Bayane clinched the doubles point in Cal’s 4-0 win over Saint Mary’s, besting Arthur Weber/Alex Hunt, 6-4, on court one...ended his career with a 59-40 doubles record and 11-17 singles record.

Fall 2014: Posted a 6-3 record in the fall…the 2014 doubles All-American didn’t play singles in the 2014-15 season…with Gregory Bayane reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, falling to San Francisco’s Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa, 8-7(5), in that match…paired with J.T. Nishimura to win the doubles crown at the UCSB Classic, beating the Gauchos’ Ziad Sultan/Tobias Galskov, 8-3, in the final…ranked seventh early, Melton and Bayane lost in the ITA All-American Championships’ opening round of 32, falling to Texas A&M’s 37th-ranked Jeremy Efferding/Jordan Szabo, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(8).

Spring 2014: Compiled a 24-10 doubles record and a 0-1 singles mark…Melton mainly paired with Gregory Bayane, posting a 20-8 overall record and an 8-5 record at No. 1 doubles and ending the year with a No. 19 ranking…the two Bears garnered their first All-America honors after reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship…the duo beat Alabama’s Becker O’Shaughnessy/Daniil Proskura, 7-6(5), 6-4, in the NCAA opening round of 32 and N.C. State’s Ian Dempster/Robbie Mudge, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(5), in the round of 16 before falling to Tennessee’s Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese – the eventual national champions – 7-5, 6-3…Melton and Bayane won their first 11 dual-meet matches before suffering their first loss.

Fall 2013: Notched a 9-4 doubles record and a 0-1 singles mark…in their first fall tournament, Melton and Bayane won five matches to capture the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championship, topping Washington’s eighth-seeded Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke, 8-5, in the final to book a spot at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships…at national indoors, the Bears lost in the doubles round of 16 to Illinois’ fourth-seeded and 10th-ranked team of Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski, 8-5.

Spring 2013: Melton, who posted a 5-7 singles record, made his mark in doubles mostly pairing with Gregory Bayane. He had an overall doubles record of 15-11 and a 12-7 record with Bayane, including 12-6 at No. 3 doubles. Melton and Bayane’s 8-6 victory over Virginia’s 89th-ranked Ryan Shane/Julen Uriguen was Cal’s lone win in the NCAA round of 16.

Fall 2012: Posted a 4-0 singles record and a 3-3 doubles record, including a quarterfinal doubles finish with Campbell Johnson in the Pacific Tigers Invitational.

Spring 2012: Completed his sophomore season with a 6-9 singles record and a 5-5 doubles record...selected to play in the NCAA round of 64.

Fall 2011: Earned four singles victories...advanced to the singles quarterfinal of the Fresno State Bulldog Classic and to the singles round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championship...teamed with Riki McLachlan to move into the Northwest Regional Championship doubles round of 16...advanced to the doubles semifinal of the Battle in the Bay Classic with Tommie Murphy.

2010-11: Did not see action in his redshirt freshman season.

Personal/Previous: Born Nov. 1, 1991, in Santa Barbara, Calif....majoring in environmental economics and policy...parents are Art and Sally Melton; both graduated from Cal in 1976...has four older siblings: Brooke, Heidi, Christin and Austin...named the Channel League's Most Valuable Player twice...selected as Santa Barbara High School's Most Inspirational Player four years.

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