April 25, 1998
OJAI, Calif. - The two California doubles teams left standing after Friday's opening day of play at the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Championships, both went down to defeat Saturday.
In Flight 1, Nathan Jackmon and Bobby Mahal were the first to fall as USC's 34th-ranked duo of George Bastl and Kyle Spencer proved to be too much for the Cal pair, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 victory.
Two other Bears faced the same fate on the Flight 2 courts as a magical run by Cal's freshmen duo of Adrian Barnes and Scott Kintz ended just one match short of the final with the Bear twosome being defeated by Stanford's Geoff Abrams and Charles Hoeveler 6-3, 2-1 ret.
Cal, currently ranked No. 10 in the nation, will now await the NCAA selection committee's decision as to whether or not the Bears will be automatically seeded into the championship rounds of play in Athens, GA, May 23-31, or be placed in one of eight regionals, May 15-17. Collegiate tennis' top-8 teams, as determined by the committee, receive automatic berths to the 16-team championship rounds with the top-16 teams in each region battling for the remaining eight slots.
FLIGHT 1 DOUBLES - QUARTERFINALS:
FLIGHT 2 DOUBLES - SEMIFINALS: