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
Cal captured the doubles point.
Order of Finish: 2, 3*.
*Clinched the doubles point
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