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Kikuchi Posts Big Win In Hawaii Invite

Kikuchi Posts Big Win In Hawaii Invite

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Yuta Kikuchi also won in doubles Monday in Hawaii.

HONOLULU – Cal men’s tennis star Yuta Kikuchi defeated Duke’s fourth-ranked Garrett Johns on Monday as the Golden Bears competed in the Hawaii Invitational. Kikuchi, a graduate student, upset the Blue Devil, 7-5, 4-6, 10-5, as Cal won six out of nine singles matches at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Bears also went 1-4 in doubles in the Rainbow Warriors’ one-day event, with Kikuchi and Philip Hjorth beating Duke’s Faris Khan and Niroop Vallabhaneni, 7-5.
In singles, Cal also got wins from Hjorth – a 4-6, 6-1, 10-8 winner over the Blue Devils’ Jake Krug – Siddhant Banthia (6-2, 4-6, 10-2 over Duke’s Niroop Vallabhaneni), Carl Emil Overbeck (6-1, 6-0 over Hawaii’s Guillaume Tattevin), John Kim (6-4, 4-6, 10-3 over Hawaii’s Kilian Maitre) and Lucas Magnaudet (6-3, 6-3 over Duke’s Andrew Dale).
Cal (0-1) returns to dual-match play when the Bears host Saint Mary’s on Jan. 16 and No. 12 Stanford on Jan. 20 at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley.
Hawaii Invitational – Cal Results
Jan. 9, 2023, in Honolulu, Hawaii
UH Tennis Complex
Yuta Kikuchi (Cal) def. No. 4 Garrett Johns (Duke), 7-5, 4-6, 10-5
Phillip Hjorth (Cal) def. Jake Krug (Duke), 4-6, 6-1, 10-8
Siddhant Banthia (Cal) def. Niroop Vallabhaneni (Duke), 6-2, 4-6, 10-2
Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal) def. Guillaume Tattevin (Hawaii), 6-1, 6-0
Connor Krug (Duke) def. Derrick Chen (Cal), 6-2, 6-2
John Kim (Cal) def. Kilian Maitre (Hawaii), 6-4, 4-6, 10-3
Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. Andrew Dale (Duke), 6-3, 6-3
Faris Khan (Duke) def. Alex Chang (Cal), 6-4, 7-5
Karl Collins (Hawaii) def. Mikey Wright (Cal), 5-7, 7-6(0), 11-9
Yuta Kikuchi/Phillip Hjorth (Cal) def. Faris Khan/Niroop Vallabhaneni (Duke), 7-5
Garrett Johns/Pedro Rodenas (Duke) def. Siddhant Banthia/Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal), 6-1
Karl Collins/Andre Illagan (Hawaii) def. Ryder Jackson/Lucas Magnaudet (Cal), 6-3
Connor Krug/Michael Heller (Duke) def. Alex Chang/Derrick Chen (Cal), 6-1
Andy Hernandez/Kilian Maitre (Hawaii) def. John Kim/Mikey Wright (Cal), 6-4

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