Grinda, Rojer Capture Consolation Doubles Title At Rolex Indoors
Feb. 3, 2001
Farmers Branch, Texas - UCLA senior Jean-Noel Grinda and sophomoreJean-Julien Rojer won the consolation doubles title this evening at theRolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the BrookhavenCountry Club.
The tandem defeated Rodrigo Echagaray and Eleazar Magellan of Kansas,6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3. The pair reached the final after upending Virginiaï¿½sHuntley Montgomery and Brian Vahaly, 6-2, 6-2, in yesterdayï¿½ssemifinals.
In singles, Rojer won his semifinal match this afternoon to advance tothe consolation title match. Rojer came from behind after dropping thefirst set to defeat Vahaly of Virginia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. His teammateGrinda, also competed in the semis but was not as fortunate, losing atough match to Georgiaï¿½s Bo Hodge, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Rojer and Hodge willbattle for the consolation singles title tomorrow at 9:30 am.
Complete results of the Rolex National Intercollegiate Championships canbe accessed via the Internet at www.itatennis.com.