Park Wins Singles Title at ITA South Championships

Nov. 13, 2000

Malibu, Calif. - Top-seeded Andrew Park defeated No. 2 seed Jean-Noel Grinda of UCLA by scores of 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to win the singles title at the ITA Region VIII South Championships at Pepperdine's Ralphs-Straus Tennis in Malibu.

Park is also the ITA Region VIII defending champion after having won the 1999 title by defeating former USC teammate Patrick Gottesleben. With the win, Park secures an automatic berth to the Rolex National Indoor Championships scheduled for February 2001, in Dallas, Texas.

The Trojans' swept both the main draw and consolation round after Nicholas Rainey defeated Travis Rettenmaier of UCLA, 6-0, 6-1, for the consolation championship.

Following are the complete tournament results.

Qualifying Singles - First Round
Mike Placek (UCSB) def. Garrett Wong (USC) - 6-1, 6-2
Greg Bjorkman (UCI) def. Scott Merryman (USC) - 6-1, 6-1

Qualifying Singles - Second Round
Kevin Singleton (UC Riverside) def. Christian Jensen - 6-3, 6-2

Main Draw Singles - First Round
Andrew Park (USC) def. Chris Ma (UCI) - 6-2, 6-1
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Stacy Merinoff (Cal Poly) - 6-0, 6-3
Parker Collins (USC) def. Wkwesi Williams (UCI) - 6-2, 6-3
Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Ryan Moore (USC) - 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
Daniel Langre (USC) def. Scott Schnogg (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-2

Main Draw Singles - Second Round
Andrew Park (USC) def. Alex Yaftali (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-2
Gerold Wiring (Pepperdine) def. Nick Rainey (USC) - 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
Sebastien Graff (Pepperdine) def. Parker Collins (USC) - 6-3, 6-4
Daniel Langre (USC) def. Mirua Duranovic (ASU) - 6-2, 6-2

Main Draw Singles - Third Round
Andrew Park (USC) def. Matt Klinger (ASU) - 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Daniel Langre (USC) def. Mattias Tangefjord (San Diego) - 7-6, 6-3

Main Draw Singles - Quarterfinals
Andrew Park (USC) def. Tobias Clemens (UCLA) - 7-6, 6-1
Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 6-1, 6-4

Main Draw Singles - Semifinals
Andrew Park (USC) def. Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) - 6-3, 6-1

Main Draw Singles - Championship
Andrew Park (USC) def. Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-4

Qualifying Doubles - First Round
Jensen/Wong (USC) def. Levin/Nilipour (LMU) - default

Main Draw Doubles - First Round
Moore/Rainey (USC) def. Carroll/Marquez (Cal Poly) - 8-0
Langre/Collins (USC) def. Duranovic/Klinger (ASU) - 9-7
Jackson/Niskala (Arizona) def. Jensen Wong (USC) - 8-3

Main Draw Doubles - Second Round
Capriati/Kim (Arizona) def. Moore/Rainey (USC) - default
Langre/Collins (USC) def. Hagman/Lloyd (Arizona) - 8-4

Main Draw Doubles - Quaterfinals
Garland/Graeff (Pepperdine) def. Langre/Collins (USC) - 8-6

Consolation Draw Singles - First Round
Ryan Moore (USC) def. Mike Marquez (Cal Poly) - 6-0, 6-1

Consolation Draw Singles - Second Round
Parker Collins (USC) def. Ryan Moore (USC) - default
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Olivier Channoin (ASU) - 3-6, 7-6 (10-5)

Consolation Draw Singles - Third Round
Parker Collins (USC) def. Whi Kim (Arizona) - 6-1, 6-3
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Steven Capriati (Arizona) - 7-6 (4), 6-3

Consolation Draw Singles - Quarterfinals
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Parker Collins (USC) - 6-3, 6-3

Consolation Draw Singles - Semifinals
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Chris Sands (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-4

Consolation Draw Singles - Championship
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Travis Rettenmaier (UCLA) - 6-0, 6-1