Huskies get shut out
January 30, 1998
Berkeley, CA -- Washington's men's tennis team, ranked 40th in the nation, fell to No. 37 California, 7-0, Friday afternoon. The Huskies (2-1) lost heated battles for the doubles point and were swept in six singles matches.
The 19th-ranked duo of Robert Kendrick and Eric Drew defeated Cal's Erik Dmytruk and Minh Le, 9-7, in No. 1 double play. However, the Huskies' No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams were unable to overcome the Bears, losing 9-7 and 9-8, respectively.
Cal's No. 1 singles player and 79th-ranked Bobby Mahal stopped the Huskies' 23rd-ranked Kendrick in a three-set battle, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Kendrick's season record fell to 14-3. Kendrick's doubles partner, Drew, dropped the first set to Cal's Minh Le but fought back in the second set before falling 7-5.
Tomorrow, Washington travels across the bay to face the No. 1-ranked Stanford Cardinal. Play begins at noon.