Torres Falls In Consolation Title Match

Oct. 28, 2001

MALIBU, Calif. -- USC men's tennis sophomore Ruben Torres fell to UCLA's Lassi Ketola in the consolation singles title match on Sunday, Oct. 28, the final day of the 2001 Omni Hotels ITA Region VIII South Championships at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu.

Torres, who was eliminated in the first round of the main draw by Pepperdine's Steve Racioppi, won five matches in the consolation bracket en route to the finals. He suffered a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Ketola in the title match.

Following are the complete tournament results.

2001 Omni Hotels ITA Region VIII South Championship

Main Draw Singles
First Round (Oct. 25)
Carlos Palencia (UCSB) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 6-3, 7-6
Andrew Park (USC) def. Iman Nilipour (LMU) - 6-0, 6-0
Steve Racioppi (Pepp) def. Ruben Torres (USC) - 6-2, 6-3
Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Nick Tracy (Cal Poly) - 6-3, 6-2
Derrick Nguyen (UCLA) def. Teige Sullivan (USC) - 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Damien Spizzo (USC) def. Johannes Asuja (LMU) - 7-5, 6-1
Second Round (Oct. 25)

Andrew Park (USC) def. Manuel Scherer (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-0
Ricardo Rizo (USD) def. Prakash Amritraj (USC) - 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5
Damien Spizzo (USC) def. Colin O'Grady (Ariz) - 7-5, 6-7, 6-4
Third Round (Oct. 26)

Andrew Park (USC) def. Mirza Duranovic (ASU) - 6-3, 6-2
Calle Hansen (Pepp) def. Damien Spizzo (USC) - 7-5, 1-0 retired
Quarterfinals (Oct. 27)

Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Andrew Park (USC) - 6-4, 7-5

Consolation Singles
First Round (Oct. 25)

Chris Stewart (ASU) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - Walkover
Ruben Torres (USC) def. Anthony Evrard (LMU) - 6-2, 6-4
Nicholas Schaffnor (USD) def. Teige Sullivan (USC) - 1-6, 5-4 ret.
Second Round (Oct. 26)

Ruben Torres (USC) def. Prakash Amritraj (USC) - Walkover
Third Round (Oct. 26)

Ruben Torres (USC) def. Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) - 4-6, 6-3 (10-5)
Quarterfinals (Oct. 27)

Ruben Torres (USC) def. Pim VanMele (ASU) - 2-6, 6-2 (10-7)
Semifinals (Oct. 27)

Ruben Torres (USC) def. Sean O'Connor (UCI) - 6-4, 6-2
Final (Oct. 28)

Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Ruben Torres (USC) - 6-3, 6-1

Doubles
First Round (Oct. 25)

Park/Amritraj (USC) def. Kosakowski/Palencia (UCSB) - 8-6
Torres/Sullivan (USC) def. Evrard/Gerstner (LMU) - 8-6
Second Round (Oct. 26)

Duronovic/Stewart (ASU) def. Amritraj/Park (USC) - default
Garland/Hansen (Pepp) def. Sullivan/Torres (USC) - default

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