Arizona Men's Tennis Splits Matches in Second and Third Rounds of the Prequalifying Tournament at the ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2001

Tucson, Ariz. - The Arizona men's tennis team finished 1-1 in its two singles matches today in the prequalifying round of the ITA All-American Championships in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Sophomore Whi Kim played second and third round singles matches of the prequalifying tournament, topping Jonathon Endrikat of UC Irvine, 6-3, 6-1, in the second round and falling to Mike Murray of Wake Forest in a tight match, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, in the third round.

Two other wildcat players, senior Steven Capriati and sophomore Carl Hagman are also participating in the ITA All-American Championships, which began Oct. 5. The event is scheduled to take place over the next two weekends.

Capriati and Hagman are scheduled to play singles on Oct. 9-10, in the qualifying tournament, while Lloyd and Kim have been eliminated from singles play.

On the doubles side, the team of Capriati and Hagman are entered in the main draw, set for Oct. 11-14. The pair of Lloyd and Kim received a bye in the first round of doubles play of the prequalifying round.

The ITA Men's All-American Championships will be held at the Lincoln Tennis Center at Stone Mountain, site of the 1996 Olympic tennis competition and last year's NCAA Women's Championships.

The ITA Men's All-American Championships features 15 of the top 20 players in the country. This tournament includes prequalifying and qualifying tournaments and doubles competitions. The men's championships, which is the nation's largest collegiate tennis tournament, has a 256-player prequalifying tournament Oct. 5-8 and 64-player qualifying tournament Oct. 9-10.


2nd Round: Whi Kim (Arizona) def. Jonathon Endrikat (UC Irvine) 6-3, 6-1

3rd Round: Mike Murray (Wake Forest) def. Whi Kim (Arizona), 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3###

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