Three Men's Tennis Players Advance to Third Round at San Diego Tourney

Oct. 12, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of Oregon men's tennis players Martin Pawlowski, Jason Menke and Chris King each advanced to the third round of the San Diego All College tournament Friday to begin the fall season.

'We played some pretty good singles at times today,' sixth-year Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'The guys showed us some stuff we've been working on. However, we need to improve in doubles. We got a lot of matches in today and hopefully we'll get better tomorrow.'

Pawlowski, a sophomore, defeated Cal Poly's Stacy Meronoff in three sets in the first round. In the second round, Pawlowski took care of Leo Graubig of Loyola Marymount in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Menke and King each scored two straight-set victories. Menke, a junior, won 6-0, 6-1 against Arizona's Paul Rosen and 6-4, 6-0 against UC San Diego's Amir Nejad. King, a sophomore defeated Pejman Vedhat of San Diego State 7-5, 6-4 and followed that up with a win over Cal Poly's Brandon Shainfeld 6-0, 6-2.

Both of Oregon's doubles squads fell in the second round. The doubles matches are single-elimination, while singles is double-elimination.

Singles and doubles action resumes Saturday morning and concludes Sunday afternoon.

First Round - Singles
Bruno Arapovic (Arizona) def. Johan Paalberg (Oregon), 7-5, 7-6
Whi Kim (Arizona) def. Greg Dubourdieu (Oregon), 7-5, 6-1
Martin Pawlowski (Oregon) def. Stacy Meronoff (Cal Poly), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Jason Menke (Oregon) def. Paul Rosen (Arizona), 6-0, 6-1
Chris King (Oregon) def. Pejman Vedhat (San Diego State), 7-5, 6-4
Peter Surapol (UC Irvine) def. Kyle Halberg (Oregon), 6-3, 6-4

Second Round - Singles
Martin Pawlowski (Oregon) def. Leo Graubig (Loyola Marymount), 6-3, 6-2
Jason Menke (Oregon) def. Amir Nejad (UC San Diego), 6-4, 6-0
Chris King (Oregon) def. Brandon Shainfeld (Cal Poly), 6-0, 6-2

First Round - Doubles
Wilson/Hoffman (UC San Diego) def. Halberg/Dubourdieu (Oregon), 8-3
Menke/King (Oregon) def. Naffa/Vedhat (San Diego State), 8-4
Paalberg/Pawlowski (Oregon) def. Nejad/Nagle (UC San Diego), 8-1

Second Round - Doubles
Martirursyan/Graubig (Loyola Marymount) def. Menke/King (Oregon), 8-3
Asuja/Evrard (Loyola Marymount) def. Pawlowski/Paalberg (Oregon), 8-3

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