Grinda, Rojer Advance To Third Round Of ITA Regional

Nov. 10, 2000

Los Angeles- UCLA senior Jean-Noel Grinda and sophomore Jean-Julien Rojer advanced to the third round of the ITA Region VIII Tournament in Malibu. Third round matches are scheduled for 10 am today. Grinda, the number two seed, defeated Jari Niskala of Arizona 6-1, 6-3 while Rojer, the tournament's three seed, advanced by defeating Richard Rizo of San Diego 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

UCLA sophomore Lassi Ketola's upset victory over seventh seed Ryan Moore occurred in the second round and not the first round as previously reported. UCLA freshman Tobias Clemens also advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Carl Hagman of Arizona 6-2, 6-1.

In the first day of doubles action, three of four Bruin teams advanced to the quarterfinal round. Number two seed Jean-Noel Grinda-Jean Julian Rojer breezed with a 8-3 victory over Irvine's Jean-Michael Rucheton-Wkweski Williams. Tobias Clemens Lassi Ketola, seeded number eight, defeated Arizona State's Oliver Channoin-Pim Van Mele 8-5, and Efran Djahangiri-Travis Rettenmaier defeated Loyola Marymount's Carsten Bitchkus-Leopold Graeubig, 8-6. Derrick Nguyen-Chris Sands fell to San Diego's Richard Rizo-Stephen Taylor 8-4. Quarter finals are scheduled for 3 pm today.

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