Men's Tennis Finishes Play at Omni Hotels ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 28, 2002

MORAGA, Calif. - The Oregon men's tennis team's run at the Omni Hotels ITA Regional Championships ended Monday. All three doubles teams lost their matches and No. 7-seeded Manuel Kost was unable to get past No. 2-seeded Alex Vlaski of Washington, losing in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-2.

Kost held a 2-0 advantage in career matches with Vlaski entering the quarterfinal match, but Kost could not keep up with the No. 15-ranked player in the nation. Kost, the No. 63-ranked player in the nation, had not lost a set in the tournament before his match with Vlaski.

In doubles play, No. 10-seeded Sven Swinnen and Oded Teig lost to Stanford's team of Corkery/Pade, 8-4. Washington's No. 2-seeded team of Strasburg/Vlaski knocked off Oregon's tandem of Chris King and Arron Spencer, 8-5. Thomas Bieri and Kost withdrew from their match with Stanford's No.5-seeded team of Morris/Warburg.

Oregon will host the Duck Classic Saturday and Sunday at the Student Tennis Center. The tournament was originally scheduled for three days beginning Friday, but was changed to a two-day event.

FIFTH ROUND SINGLES RESULTS (Quarterfinals)
No. 2 Alex Vlaski (Washington) def. No. 7 Manuel Kost (Oregon), 6-1, 6-2

THIRD ROUND DOUBLES RESULTS (Round of 16)
No. 5 Morris/Warburg (Stanford) def. Bieri/Kost (Oregon), Withdraw
No. 7 Corkery/Pade (Stanford) def. No. 10 Swinnen/Teig (Oregon), 8-4
No. 2 Strasburg/Vlaski (Washington) def. King/Spencer (Oregon), 8-5

FOURTH ROUND CONSOLATION SINGLES RESULTS (Round of 16)
Thomas Bieri (Oregon) def. Danny O'Rourke (Fresno State), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Kevin Patrick (Cal) def. Jason Menke (Oregon), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Greg Shearer (Fresno State) def. Chris King (Oregon), 6-2, 6-2

FIFTH ROUND CONSOLATION SINGLES RESULTS (Quarterfinals)
Kevin Patrick (Cal) def. Thomas Bieri (Oregon), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

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