Fruttero Falls to Martin at NCAA Singles Quarterfinals
May 25, 2002
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - John Paul Fruttero's remarkable run through the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals ended today, when he was ousted from the tournament by Stanford's David Martin. Fruttero, Cal's team captain, was the first Golden Bear to make it to the Round of Eight in seven years.
Martin came back, down 4-2 in the first set, to take the opening stanza, 7-6, after winning a 7-3 tiebreaker. Fruttero was then unable to regain the momentum, as Martin won the last four games of the match to clinch his place at the NCAA Singles Final Four.
Fruttero, the 9/16 seed from San Marino, Calif., ends his season with a 20-8 overall record, including three wins at the NCAA's. Cal men's tennis also ends for the season, as Fruttero was the Bears' only representation in singles. Fruttero and partner Robert Kowalczyk fell in yesterday's doubles Round of 16.
No. 11 John Paul Fruttero: 20-8
Singles - Quarterfinals
David Martin (Stanford) def. 9/16 seed John Paul Fruttero, 7-6(3), 6-2
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