UCLA's Rojer Leads Netherlands-Antilles Over Costa Rica, 3-2

Feb. 14, 2001

LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Jean-Julien Rojer won three matches to lead theNetherlands-Antilles to a first round victory over Costa Rica, 3-2 inthe Davis Cup.

Rojer, who missed UCLA's dual matches against Georgia Tech (Feb. 9) andPortland (Feb. 13), played superbly in winning two singles and onedoubles match. His most impressive performance was a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4),6-1 victory over Juan-Antonio Marin, who is ranked 117 in the world.Rojer also defeated Rafael Avalos-Brenes in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2,6-4.

In doubles, Rojer teamed with Elmar Gerth to record a 9-7 victory. Thetandem came back after being down two sets to seal the first roundvictory for the Netherlands-Antilles.

Rojer will join his UCLA teammates on Thursday, Feb. 15 for the NationalIndoor Championships in Seattle, Wash.

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