Huskies Drop Road Match At #12 Cal
April 6, 2012
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Husky men's tennis team was unable to find a foothold today at the Hellman Tennis Center, falling 7-0 to 12th-ranked California. The Huskies (12-6, 0-3 Pac-12) have one more big road opportunity tomorrow at 11th-ranked Stanford before coming home to end the regular season with three in a row.
The Huskies dropped the doubles point to start things off, with Emmett Egger and Kyle McMorrow losing an 8-3 decision to the third-ranked duo of Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt at No. 1, and Marton Bots and Matt Stith falling, 8-4, at second doubles to 33rd-ranked Carlos Cueto and Ben McLachlan. Jeff Hawke and Max Manthou forced a tiebreak at third doubles, but lost the breaker, 7-3, to Cal's Bayane and Scholnick.
Washington was unable to stem the tide in singles. Only freshman Viktor Farkas went three sets, as he and Gregory Bayane split a pair of tiebreak sets, then played a super-tiebreak in lieu of a third set, but Bayane pulled away with that one, 10-2, to end the day.
Junior Kyle McMorrow struggled against Nick Andrews at No. 1 singles, falling 6-2, 6-2. Egger and Bots both fell to top-40 singles players at second and third singles. Egger lost to 37th-ranked McLachlan, 6-4, 6-1, and Bots dropped a 6-2, 6-2 match to 39th-ranked Cueto.
Manthou fell short at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-3, to Konigsfeldt, and redshirt freshman Nicholas Kamisar came up short, 6-4, 6-2, to Riki McLachlan at No. 6 singles.
The Huskies and Cardinal get going at 1 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center.
Washington Men's Tennis
No. 12 California 7, No. 22 Washington 0