Men's Tennis Competes At Napa Challenge

Oct. 3, 2001

NAPA, Calif. - The USC men's tennis team opened up preseason competition last weekend (Sept. 28-30), playing in the Napa Valley Tennis Challenge, a three day individual round robin event hosted by Cal at Meadowood Resort in St. Helens, Calif. The tournament featured two Pac-10 teams (USC and Cal) and two teams from the Big 10 (Illinois and Minnesota).

Seven players competed for USC, including 8th ranked Andrew Park and highly regarded freshman Prakash Amritraj of Encino's Harvard-Westlake. Park competed in three singles matches, winning one against Illinois' 88th-ranked Amer Delic 6-1, 6-1. Amritraj won two of three singles matches against Mike Calkins of Illinois and Chris Wettengel of Minnesota.

Parka and Amritraj also teamed for doubles competition and won both their matches. The duo defeated Mike Kosta and Nathan Zeder of Illinois 8-4 on Friday and Alex Zharinov and Avery Ticer of Minnesota 8-4.

The matches did not count toward team records.

Following are the results from the three days of competition:

Friday, Sept. 28
Singles Matches

Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Avery Ticer (Minn) - 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3)
Phil Stolt (Ill) def. Andrew Park (USC) - 6-3, 6-3
Harsh Mankand (Minn) def. Balazs Veress (Cal) - 7-6(5), 6-3
Amer Delic (Ill) def. Damien Spizzo (USC) - 6-0, 6-4
Conor Niland (Cal) def. Alex Zharinov (Minn) - 7-6(0), 6-2
Chris Martin (Ill) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(2)
Thomas Haug (Minn) def. Ben Miles (Cal) - 6-4, 6-4
Jamal Parker (Ill) def. Jeff King (Cal) - 7-6(3), 6-3
Dean Wallace (Cal) def. Chris Wettengel (Minn) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Mike Calkins (Ill) def. Prakash Amritraj (USC) - 6-4, 7-5
Eric Robertson (Minn) def. Patrick Briaud (Cal) - 7-5, 6-1
Mike Kosta (Ill) def. Tiege Sullivan (USC) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Reven Stephens (Minn) def. Kevin Patrick (Cal) - 7-5, 6-4
Brian Wilson (Ill) def. Garrett Wong (USC) - 6-3, 6-3
Manuel Lievano (Minn) def. Chase Exon (Cal) - 7-6(1), 6-3
Nathan Zeder (Ill) def. Christian Jensen (USC) - 6-2, 6-2

Doubles Matches

Delic (Ill)/Calkins (Minn) def. Spizzo/Langre (USC) - 8-4
Mankand/Haug (Minn) def. King/Veress (Cal) - 8-4
Park/Amritraj (USC) def. Kosta/Zeder (Ill) - 8-4
Niland/Exon (Cal) def. Robertson/Stephens (Minn) - 9-8
Stolt/Wilson (Ill) def. Sullivan/Jensen (USC) - 8-2
Zharinov/Ticer (Minn) def. Wallace/Wong (Cal) - 8-5
Martin/Parker (Ill) def. King (Cal)/Wong (USC) - 8-0
Lievano/Wettengel (Minn) def. Briaud/Patrick (Cal) - 8-3

Saturday, Sept. 29
Singles Matches

Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Mike Kosta (Ill) - 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Harsh Mankand (Minn) def. Andrew Park (USC) - 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-2
Amer Delic (Ill) def. Balazs Veress (Cal) - 6-4, 6-4
Mike Calkins (Ill) def. Patrick Briaud (Cal) - 7-6(4), 6-2
Thomas Haug (Minn) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 6-4, 7-5
Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Manuel Lievano (Minn) - 6-4, 5-4, ret (inj)
Eric Robertson (Minn) def. Garrett Wong (USC) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Alex Zharinov (Minn) def. Damien Spizzo (USC) - 6-4, 6-3
Reven Stephens (Minn) def. Jeff King (Cal) - 6-4, 6-2
Phil Stolt (Ill) def. Conor Niland (Cal) - 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-0
Chris Martin (Ill) def. Dean Wallace (Cal) - 6-0, 6-2
Brian Wilson (Ill) def. Chase Exon (Cal) - 6-3, 6-3
Avery Ticer (Minn) def. Tiege Sullivan (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
Nathan Zeder (Ill) def. Jeff King (Cal) - 6-3, 6-1
Chris Wettengel (Minn) def. Christian Jensen (USC) - 6-2, 6-3
Jamal Parker (Ill) def. Kevin Patrick (Cal) - 6-3, 6-4

Doubles Matches

Spizzo/Langre (USC) def. Mankand/Haug (Minn) - 8-4
Park/Amritraj (USC) def. Zharinov/Ticer (Minn) - 8-4
Robertson/Stephens (Minn) def. Sullivan/Jensen (USC) - 8-4
Delic/Calkins (Ill) def. Niland/Exon (Cal) - 8-3
Kosta/Zeder (Ill) def. King/Veress (Cal) - 8-5
Stolt/Wilson (Cal) def. Wong/Wallace (Cal) - 8-4
Martin/Parker (Ill) def. Briaud/Patrick (Cal) - 8-3

Sunday, Sept. 30
Singles Matches

Andrew Park (USC) def. Amer Delic (Ill) - 6-1, 6-1
Harsh Mankand (Minn) def. Conor Niland (Cal) - 7-5, 6-4
Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Chris Wettengel (Minn) - 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Alex Zharinov (Minn) - 6-2, 6-2
Mike Calkins (Ill) def. Wayne Wong (Cal) - 6-1, 6-3
Chris Martin (Ill) def. Chase Exon (Cal) - 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
Daniel Langre (USC) def. Mike Kosta (Ill) - 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
Kevin Patrick (Cal) def. Christian Jensen (USC) - 6-3, 6-3
Nathan Zeder (Ill) def. Tiege Sullivan (USC) - 6-1, 6-0
Brian Wilson (Ill) def. Thomas Haug (Minn) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Avery Ticer (Minn) def. Garrett Wong (USC) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Patrick Briaud (Cal) def. Jamal Parker (Ill) - 6-4, 6-3
Reven Stephens (Minn) def. Dean Wallace (Cal) - 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
Eric Robertson (Minn) def. Jeff King (Cal) - 6-1, 7-5

No Doubles Matches Played

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