BERKELEY, Calif. -- The California men's tennis team claimed its fifth straight victory with a 5-1 win over UC Irvine late Saturday night at the San Francisco Tennis Club. The match, which was to be contested at the Berkeley Tennis Club, was move to San Francisco to take advantage of the club's indoor facilities as heavy rain fell throughout the Bay Area Saturday.
Cal, currently ranked No. 37 in the ITA/Rolex college tennis poll, was forced to play the match without its two best singles players, Bobby Mahal (food poisoning) and Nathan Jackmon (shoulder). But it didn't seem to matter as the Bears swept singles positions 2-6 to provide the margin of victory.
With Cal up 5-1, after singles play, doubles matches were canceled.
The victory, improved the Cal's dual match record to 5-0 on the season and gave the Bears a measure of revenge for last years defeat at the hands of the Anteaters (3-4).
Next up for Cal, the Bears are scheduled to host UC Santa Barbara Saturday, Feb. 21 at 12 noon. The match will be contested at the Hellman Tennis Center on the Cal campus.MEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS RESULTS
UC IRVINE AT CALIFORNIA Saturday, February 14, 1998 Final Score: California 5 UC Irvine 1 Singles - One point each No. 1 Thomas Bohun (UCI) def. Minh Le (Cal) 7-5, 7-6 No. 2 Chris Santoso (Cal) def. Nick Varvais (UCI) 6-3, 6-3 No. 3 Kian Raiszadeh (Cal) def. Andrew Cheney (UCI) 6-2,6-1 No. 4 Adrian Barnes (Cal) def. David Matthew (UCI) 6-1, 6-1 No. 5 Erik Dmytruk (Cal) def. David Chang (UCI) 7-5, 6-2 No. 6 Scott Kintz (Cal) def. Chris Ma (UCI) 6-3, 6-3 Doubles - Suspended