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The duo of (left to right) Yuta Kikuchi and Philip Hjorth earned a first-round bye in the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship.
BERKELEY – The No. 35 California men’s tennis team heads to the San Diego area this week to play at No. 30 San Diego on Thursday at 11 a.m. and compete in the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship from Thursday through Sunday in La Jolla.
Riding a four-match winning streak, Cal brings a 6-2 record into the nonconference clash at USD’s Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center. The Toreros have a 7-3 record. The live stream for the match is available by clicking here and the live stats link is here.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is again the host of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship, an open tournament that was first held in 1890 in Monterey. The draws for the tournament are located here.
Bears Trounce Dons, Aggies
On a busy Feb. 25, Cal outlasted rain delays to defeat San Francisco, 5-1, in Berkeley and then traveled to Davis to blank UC Davis, 6-0.
At the Hellman Tennis Complex on the morning of Feb. 25, Siddhant Banthia defeated Moritz Hoffmann, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the Bears’ win over the Dons. In the afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center, Philip Hjorth clinched Cal’s victory over the Aggies with a 6-4, 7-6(1) result over Mitchell Davis.
Cal is ranked 35th in Tuesday’s ITA Coaches Poll. In last week’s ITA singles poll, Ryder Jackson (15-7 record) was ranked 101st and Yuta Kikuchi (7-3) was ranked 106th. The doubles pair of Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck (4-0) was ranked 58th.
Bears’ All-Time Record Vs. USD
Cal has a 29-5 advantage in the all-time series with San Diego, including two wins over USD in the teams’ most recent meetings in 2012.
Cal defeated USD, 4-0, on Jan. 30, 2012, in the final of the ITA Kickoff Weekend at Cal. When Ahmed Ismail beat Victor Pugliese, 6-4, 6-3, he clinched the win over USD and secured a berth to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for the Bears.
On March 1, 2012, in San Diego, Cal’s 94th-ranked Nick Andrews defeated the 63rd-ranked Nikola Bubnic, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, to clinch a 5-2 win over the Toreros.
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