Men's Tennis Player Advances to Finals at San Diego Tourney
Oct. 13, 2001
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of Oregon men's tennis sophomore Chris King will compete in the San Diego All-College singles final after a successful Saturday.
King notched two wins, the first over Jesse Ingelram of UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, 6-1, and then a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, victory against Arizona's Colin O'Grady.
'Chris King stepped up to a new level today,' sixth-year Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'He really turned his tennis around after the first game loss and scored a big win.'
King will play Nick Tracy of Cal Poly for the singles championship.
In other Flight II action, Oregon junior Jason Menke defeated Ilya Leshinski of UC Santa Barbara, 6-0, 6-3.
'We need some more fight out of these matches,' Russell said.
The Flight I and II championships begins Sunday at 9 a.m. while the doubles championship is at 10:30 a.m.
Flight I Quarterfinals
Ricardo Rizo (San Diego) def. Martin Pawlowski (Oregon), 6-2, 6-2
Chris King (Oregon) def. Colin O'Grady (Arizona), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Stacy Mernoff (Cal Poly) def. Greg Dubourdieu (Oregon), 8-6Anthony Evard (Loyola Marymount) def. Johan Paalberg (Oregon), 8-3Kyle Halberg (Oregon) def. Greg Levy (Cal Poly), 9-7
Sean Bowen (San Diego) def. Kyle Halberg (Oregon), 8-6