Nov. 7, 1996
No. 20 Ranked Men and Women Battle at Rolex Regional
STANFORD, Calif. -- The California men's and women's tennis teams will face off against the top regional competition in the Rolex Regional Championships. The women' s tournament is hosted by Stanford and will run Nov. 7-10 in Stanford. The men's tournament, hosted by Cal, gets under way at 8:30 a.m, Sat., Nov. 9, with the championship rounds scheduled to be contested Tuesday.
THE DRAW: In both events, the seeds are dominated by Cal and Stanford players. On the men's side, Cal highest singles seed, Chris Santoso finds himself an No. 4 behind trio of Cardinal. In men's doubles action, Bobby Mahal and Nathan Jackmon are seeded No. 2, once again behind a pair from Stanford. In the women's event, Cal finds itself in a similar predicament as the highest singles seeding for the Bears is that of Amanda Augustus at No. 5 behind four Stanford players including No. 1 seeded Ania Bleszynski. Augustus teams with Francesca La'O (No. 8 sing.) to make up the Bears No. 2 seeded doubles team which is expected to challenge the No. 1 Stanford duo for the championship.
RESULTS: Results will be available via the Pac-10's faxback at approximately 7 p.m., or after the completion of each day's session. For more information on how to access faxback, please contact the Pac-10 at 510-932-4411.
CAL IN THE RANKINGS: The Cal men's and women's team were each ranked No. 20 in the ITA Rolex preseason poll. The men moved up 10 spots from their 1996 finish while the women improved one from the No. 21 finish last season. Individually, the Bears are ranked as follows:
MEN WOMEN SINGLES SINGLES No. 9 Michael Hill No. 34 Amanda Augustus No. 45 Bobby Mahal No. 85 Francesca La'O No. 101 Emeka Mayes DOUBLES DOUBLES No. 21 Mahal/Jackmon No. 8 Augustus/La'O