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No. 16 Cal Routs Arizona, 7-0 The Bears Honor Their Veterans on Senior Day
Sunday, 04/14/2013
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BERKELEY - Christoffer Konigsfeldt capped his last regular season-match at home with wins in doubles and singles to help propel No. 16 California to a 7-0 rout of Arizona on Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Complex. With their fourth consecutive victory, the Golden Bears improved to 12-8 on the season (4-1 in the Pac-12). The Wildcats fell to 10-12 (0-6 Pac-12).
Prior to the match, Cal honored Konigsfeldt, fellow senior co-captain and senior team manager Moustafa Ismail for their contributions to the Golden Bear program. Saturday was also Jim McManus/Legends Day at Hellman, celebrating the life and career of Cal great Jim McManus.
"Today was a perfect way to wrap things up," Konigsfeldt said. "We had Fuddruckers here (as part of Legends Day), we had a lot of people come out, perfect weather and a 7-0 win. I don't know how it could've been any better."
"Chris Konigsfeldt stole the show today with superb performances in doubles and singles on Senior Day," Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "This was our first 7-0 win this year, and it's great timing as we prepare for Stanford next week and then the postseason. I'm excited about the level of teamwork our guys are showing out there, and it's encouraging to see so much of the hard work starting to pay off."
In doubles, the 31st-ranked duo of Konigsfeldt and junior Campbell Johnson beat Fredrik Ask and Sumeet Shind, 8-5, on court one to clinch the doubles point. Earlier, Cal sophomores Chase Melton and Gregory Bayane easily dispatched the pair of Mario Urquidi and Matt Dunn, 8-1, on court three.
Johnson, ranked 59th, led off singles with a 6-1, 6-1, victory over Shind on court three to give Cal a 2-0 lead, and then freshman Wyatt Houghton knocked off Carlos Bermudez, 6-4, 6-4, on court six. Engsted notched the match-winning point when he topped Naoki Takeda, 6-3, 6-3, on court five to give Cal a 4-0 lead.
Bayane followed with a 6-3, 7-6(4), victory over Urquidi on court four, Konigsfeldt won his court- two match, 6-3, 7-5, over Ask and McLachlan, Cal's 35th-ranked court-one singles star, beat Kieren Thompson, 7-5, 5-7, 1-0(10-6), to wrap up the contest.
Cal closes the regular season at Stanford on April 20.
No. 16 California 7, Arizona 0
April 13, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif.
Hellman Tennis Complex
1: No. 31 Johnson/Konigsfeldt (California) def. Ask/Shinde (Arizona) - 8-5
2: No. 41 Engsted/B. McLachlan (California) vs. Thompson/Takeda (Arizona) - Abandoned/8-7
3: Bayane/Melton (California) def. Urquidi/Dunn (Arizona) - 8-1
(Cal wins the singles point)
Order of Finish: 3, 1*.
*Clinched Doubles Point
1: No. 35 Ben McLachlan (California) def. Kieren Thompson (Arizona) - 7-5, 5-7, 1-0(10-6)
2: No. 83 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (California) def. Fredrik Ask (Arizona) - 6-3, 7-5
3: No. 59 Campbell Johnson (California) def. Sumeet Shinde (Arizona) - 6-2, 6-1
4: Gregory Bayane (California) def. Mario Urquidi (Arizona) - 6-3, 7-6(4)
5: Mads Engsted (California) def. Naoki Takeda (Arizona) - 6-3, 6-3
6: Wyatt Houghton (California) def. Carlos Bermudez (Arizona) - 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 5*, 4, 2, 1.
*Clinched match
Records: Arizona 10-12 (0-6 Pac-12). California 12-8 (4-1 Pac-12).