Mar. 14, 1997
Cal Men's Tennis Beat Oklahoma, 4-3
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Bears doubles teams swept the Sooners to put the Bears up and over Oklahoma 4-3. After the two teams split singles action 3-3 the Bears were able to win all their doubles matches to post a 4-3 win over the Sooners.
Bobby Mahal and Nathan Jackmon teamed up at number one doubles for an 8-4 win over Chris Barkla and Dusty Beard. David Sutton and Chris Santoso out played Sooners Chris Santoso and Rick Warren 8-6. Alex Sueur and Minh Le completed the sweep in doubles after dropping Adam Neal and Craig Pettigrove 9-7.
In singles action the teams were dead even at 3-3. Oklahoma's Adam Neal needed three sets to get by Cal's Chris Santoso 7-5, 6-7, 6-3. Mahal, Sueur and Sutton all recorded wins for the Bears in singles play.
University of California Berkeley vs University of Oklahoma
Singles: 1. Adam Neal def. Chris Santoso (Cal) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 2. Bobby Mahal (Cal) def. Chris Barkla 7-5, 6-3 3. Alex Sueur(Cal) def. Charlie Roberson 7-5, 7-6(4) 4. Dusty Beard def. Nathan Jackmon (Cal) 6-3, 6-3 5. David Sutton (Cal) def. Jave Rush 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 6. Craig Pettigrove def. Minh Le (Cal) 6-4, 6-4 Doubles: 1. Mahal/Jackmon (Cal) def. Barkla/Beard 8-4 2. Sutton/Santoso (Cal) def. Roberson/ Rick Warren 8-6 3. Neal/Pettigrove def. Le/Sueur (Cal) 9-7 Final Score: Cal 4 Oklahoma 3