Johan Berg Advances To Title Match At Southern California Intercollegiates

Nov. 22, 2002

LOS ANGELES - USC men's tennis player Johan Berg advanced to the finals of the Southern California Intercollegiates held at the Los Angeles Tennis Club, Nov. 6-10. Berg, who won four matches en route to the championship round, fell to UCLA's Chris Lam, 6-4, 6-3, in the title match.

Berg was the furthest to advance of the five Trojans who competed in the event. The sophomore transfer defeated Mike Placek of UC Santa Barbara in the first round, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, then received a bye in the second round after San Francisco's P. Piras de Almeida withdrew due to illness. Berg won a three-set match over Carlos Palencia, 6-4, 3-6, 10-2, in the quarterfinals and advanced to the title match thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 win over LMU's Tigran Martirosyan in the semis.

Following are the complete tournament results.

Southern California Intercollegiate Classic

Main Draw Singles
Round of 32 - Nov. 7
Carlos Palencia (UCSB) def. Parker Collins (USC) - 7-6, 6-2
Johan Berg (USC) def. Mike Placek (UCSB) - 7-6, 6-7, 7-5
Alexandre Anselme (UCSB) def. Daniel Langre (USC) - 4-1, retired (inj.)

Round of 16 - Nov. 7
Johan Berg (USC) def. P. Piras de Almeida (USF) - withdrew (ill)

Quarterfinals - Nov. 8
Johan Berg (USC) def. Carlos Palencia (UCSB) - 6-4, 3-6, 10-2

Semifinals - Nov. 9
Johan Berg (USC) def. Tigran Martirosyan (LMU) - 6-3, 6-3

Finals - Nov. 10
Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Johan Berg (USC) - 6-4, 6-3

Qualifying Singles
Round of 64 - Nov. 6

Scott Patterson (USC) def. Tom Jelsma (Azusa Pacific) - 6-2, 6-3
Pierrick Ysern (USD) def. Daniel Tontz (USC) - 6-3, 6-1
Amar Sigurdsson (Pacific) def. Jeff Kazarian (USC) - withdrew (inj.)
Parker Collins (USC) - Bye

Round of 32 - Nov. 6
Ilya Leshinsky (UCSB) def. Scott Patterson (USC) - 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Parker Collins (USC) def. Brian Morton (UCI) - 6-1, 4-6, 10-7

Main Draw Doubles - Nov. 8
Asuja/Martirosyan (LMU) def. Berg/Langre (USC) - withdrew (inj.)

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