Anonymous | Posted: 24 Mar 2003 | Updated: 24 Mar 2003

Cal Proves To Be Too Much

BERKELEY -- The No. 59 BYU men's tennis team was unable to handle No. 5 Cal-Berkeley on Monday, losing to the Bears 7-0. The loss drops the Cougars to a 7-4 record on the season, while Cal improved to 12-1 on the season.

The Bears started the match off strong, winning the doubles point by taking two of the three matches. The Cougars lone victory in doubles came at the No. 1 spot when tenth-ranked Carlos Lozano and Erik Nyman defeated Steve Berke and John Paul Fruttero 8-6.

In singles, Nyman won the first set 6-2 at the No. 1 spot against 38th ranked Conor Niland before dropping the second and third sets. 1-6 and 1-0. Nyman was the only Cougar to win a set against Cal in singles.

The Cougars continue their tough road trip on Wednesday when they face No. 8 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

No. 5 California def. No. 59 BYU, 7-0


1. #38 Conor Niland (Cal) d. Erik Nyman (BYU) 2-6, 6-1, (1-0)

2. Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Carlos Lozano (BYU) 7-6, 6-1

3. Or Dekel (Cal) d. Jose Luis Lechuga (BYU) 6-3, 6-0

4. #41 Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) d. Alonso Medina (BYU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Steve Berke (Cal) d. Jeff Olsen (BYU) 6-1, 6-3

6. Mik Ledvonova (Cal) d. Anton Rudjuk (BYU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles (California wins doubles point)

1. #10 Lozano/Nyman (BYU) d. Berke/Fruttero (Cal) 8-6

2. Briaud/Kowalczyk (Cal) d. Lechuga/Rudjuk (BYU) 8-3

3. Ledvonova/Niland (Cal) d. Medina/Olsen (BYU) 8-1

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