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Dear Friends of Cal Tennis,
In this edition of the Cal Men's Tennis Newsletter we will provide a recap of last weekend's action down in San Diego, an update on the Hellman Tennis Upgrade Campaign, our 2013 Summer Camps registration is now open, and a preview of this week's action.
Campbell Johnson and Chris Konigsfeldt were the top seed at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship.
Pacific Coast Doubles Championships
After playing San Diego State Thursday morning, the Bears travelled north to La Jolla for the 124th Pacific Coast Double Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. A total of three Cal teams reached the open doubles round of 32. The duo of Cal junior Ben McLachlan and freshman Mads Engsted was one of them, but the third-seeded Bears fell to the team of Fresno State head coach Evan Austin and former Fresno State player David Ayoun, 7-5, 6-3. The Cal team of sophomore Nikhil Jayashankar and freshman Wyatt Houghton lost to USC's fifth-seeded Max de Vroome and Eric Johnson. Sophomore Gregory Bayane teamed up with Cal assistant coach Tyler Browne in the open doubles competition, but they lost to Stanford's ninth-seeded Maciek Romanowicz/Robert Stineman, 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 64.
The top-seeded California team of senior Christoffer Konigsfeldt and junior Campbell Johnson reached the quarterfinal round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Tournament, beating the sixth-seeded Pepperdine team of Sebastian Fanselow and Alex Sarkissian in the round of 16, 7-6(4), 7-6(4). However, the Golden Bear fell on Saturday to the ninth-seeded Stanford pair of John Morrissey and Denis Lin, 6-1, 6-1, ending Cal’s run at the prestigious tournament.
Hellman Tennis Complex Upgrade Campaign
The California Tennis Programs have launched a two-year, $2.5 million campaign to upgrade the Hellman Tennis Complex, home to the Cal men’s and women’s tennis programs. As the 30th anniversary of the Hellman Tennis Complex approaches, the $2.5 million Cal Tennis Campaign will provide much-needed upgrades to the facility as well as annual support to Cal student-athletes. The campaign will provide much needed upgrades including the following:
* New Elevated Chairback Seats for all six courts
* New Team Meeting/Academic Room
* New Separate Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms (with showers)
* New Storage Area (below new seating)
* New Public Restrooms
The Donor List Includes:
Kent and Patricia Newmark
Nancy and Hugh Ditzler
Mike and Susan Gillfillan
Sue and Chris Woodward
Stephen Evans and Kathleen Correia
Jay Bharadwaj and Prema Jayashankar
Barry and Susan Baskin
Mike and Sandy Westall
Jesse and Lindsey Antin
James and Elizabeth McRae
For more information about the campaign or to discuss making a donation, contact Brian Raney (510.643.0888 or email@example.com) or Dennis Schrag (510.643.4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Athletic Development Office.
Cal Summer Camps
The Nike Tennis Camp at UC Berkeley has something for everyone! Cal's tennis camps are designed for junior players of all ages and abilities. For beginners, drills will focus on stroke fundamentals. For advanced and high school players our drills are designed to teach how to construct points using spin, pace and placement. The afternoon session will focus on strategy, tactics and match play. Our experienced staff consists of current and former Cal men's and women's players. Join the fun at this youth summer tennis camp and get better!
Camps will be led by Men's Assistant Coach Tyler Browne, along with Men's Head Coach Peter Wright and Women's Head Coach Amanda Augustus. Registration is now open, be sure to sign up before the camps fill up.
The Bears play two matches this week. We will travel to Sacramento State on Thursday afternoon for a showdown with the Hornets at 2:45 pm, then return home to host the 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils on Sunday afternoon at Hellman Tennis Center at 1 pm.
Thank you for all of your support, we look forward to seeing you at Hellman this weekend. Go Bears!!