Cal Men's Tennis vs. Texas A&M in NCAA 2nd Round

Bears will look to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 today by beating host Texas A&M Aggies. - Cal Men's Tennis Facebook

A trip to Athens, Georgia and the NCAA quarterfinal is on the line today when the Golden Bears go for an upset of 8th seed Texas A&M in College Station.

No.17 Cal (16-7) at No.10 Texas A&M (25-6, including 15-0 at home)

When: 11 AM PT

Online Stream: Aggie Tennis

Updates: Twitter (@CalMensTennis)

17th ranked (and unseeded) Golden Bears took care of business on Saturday against No.41 Texas Tech while Texas A&M did the same to Alcorn State (which is in Mississippi, I know you were wondering). All this wasn't all that unsurprising. The real test starts for both squads in this NCAA 2nd Round match.

From the CalBears.com recap:

"We had very good performances today in the doubles, especially considering the early start time – 7 a.m. California time," Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "In singles, we knew we had tough matches at No. 1 and No. 2, and our seniors came through with some of their best tennis of the season. We’re looking forward to playing Texas A&M tomorrow on their home courts."

The two seniors who came through were Ben McLachlan who had the clincher win in No.1 singles and Campbell Johnson whose No.2 singles win was finished first to continue the Bears' momentum after the doubles point.

Winner will take on the 9th seed Texas in the NCAA quarterfinal (sweet sixteen) round on May 16th at 9 AM (the NCAA Championships for both the men and women will be hosted by the University of Georgia).

Results from Saturday:

NCAA Championship – First Round

No. 17 Cal (16-7) vs. No. 41 Texas Tech (13-11) – 4-0

May 10, 2014, in College Station, Texas

Mitchell Tennis Center

Doubles

1: No. 28 Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (Cal) vs. No. 82 Felipe Soares/Hugh Dojas (Texas Tech) – 6-1 abandoned

2: No. 86 Andre Goransson/Ben McLachlan (Cal) vs. Maxime Hinnisdaels/Johann Willems (Texas Tech) – 8-0

3: Filip Bergevi/Mads Engsted (Cal) vs. Carlos DiLaura/Francisco Zambon (Texas Tech) – 8-2

Cal captured the doubles point.

Order of Finish: 2, 3*.

*Clinched the doubles point

Singles

1: No. 55 Ben McLachlan (Cal) def. No. 60 Felipe Soares (Texas Tech) – 6-4, 6-4

2: Campbell Johnson (Cal) def. No. 100 Hugo Dojas (Texas Tech) – 6-3, 6-2

3: Filip Bergevi (Cal) vs. Francisco Zambon (Texas Tech) –5-7, 4-4 abandoned

4: Andre Goransson (Cal) vs. Maxime Hinnisdaels (Texas Tech) –6-4, 4-5 abandoned

5: Gregory Bayane (Cal) def. Johann Willems (Texas Tech) – 6-3, 6-2

6: Nikhil Jayashankar (Cal) vs. Jolan Caileau (Texas Tech) –7-5, 3-4 abandoned

Order of Finish: 2, 5, 1^.

^Clinched the overall match

GO BEARS!

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