Jan. 28, 1997
California Sweeps San Diego, 7-0
The Cal men's tennis team opened the 1997 spring dual match season with a 7-0 victory over the University of San Diego, Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley.
The Bears won two-of-three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead heading into the singles competition. Alex Sueur playing No. 1 singles for Cal ousted German Maldonado 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the only singles match to go all three sets.
In other singles action, Chris Santoso, Nathan Jackmon, Minh Le, Brian Fernando and Chris Cornell all dispensed of their USD counterparts in straight sets.
Cal's only loss on the day was in the No. 1 doubles match when USD's team of Maldonado and R. Rodriguez upset Cal's nationally-ranked No. 11 team of Jackmon and Bobby Mahal 9-8 as the Bears duo dropped the tiebreaker 8-6.
Cal travels to No. 6 Pepperdine and UC Irvine for matches on Saturday and Sunday. Play begins at 1 p.m. on both days.
Singles Winner Score 1 Alex Sueur vs German Maldonado Alex Sueur (Cal) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 2 Chris Santoso vs Rikard Roos Chris Santoso (Cal) 7-5, 6-2 3 Nathan Jackmon vs R. Rodriguez Nathan Jackmon (Cal) 6-2, 6-3 4 Minh Le vs Ola Lindblom Minh Le (Cal) 6-1, 6-2 5 Brian Fernando vs Pete Webb Brian Fernando (Cal) 7-6, 6-1 6 Chris Cornell vs J.P. LaBarrie Chris Cornell (Cal) 6-2, 7-6 Doubles 1 Mahal/Jackmon vs Maldonado/Rodriguez Maldonado/Rodriguez (USD) 9-8 (6) 2 Sutton /Santoso vs Roos/Webb Sutton /Santoso (Cal) 8-2 3 Sueur/Le vs LaBarrie/J. Schmidt Sueur/Le (Cal) 8-2 Final Score: Cal 7 USD 0