UCLA's Rojer Advances At NCAA Men's Tennis Championships

May 25, 2001

Athens, GA --UCLA's men's tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer advanced to the round of 16 of the NCAA singles championships with a second-round victory Friday afternoon in Athens, GA.Rojer defeated Duke's Marko Cerenko 6-2, 2-6, 7-6. Down 6-5 in the third set tie-breaker, Rojer fought back to claim the victory.

Rojer will face the tournament's No. 3 seed, Matias Boeker of Georgia in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Senior Jean-Noel Grinda also competed in the second round, but fell to Tulane's Michael Kogan, 6-4, 7-6. Ranked 51st in the latest ITA singles rankings, Grinda finishes the season with a 27-13 overall record.

In doubles action, Rojer and Grinda were upset in the round of 32, losing to Minnesota's Jorge Duenas and Harsh Mankad, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6. The duo, ranked 13th in the latest ITA rankings, compiled a 23-10 record for the 2001 season.

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