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