Men's Tennis Player Advances to Finals at San Diego Tourney

Oct. 13, 2001

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of Oregon men's tennis sophomore Chris King will compete in the San Diego All-College singles final after a successful Saturday.

King notched two wins, the first over Jesse Ingelram of UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, 6-1, and then a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, victory against Arizona's Colin O'Grady.

'Chris King stepped up to a new level today,' sixth-year Oregon coach Chris Russell said. 'He really turned his tennis around after the first game loss and scored a big win.'

King will play Nick Tracy of Cal Poly for the singles championship.

In other Flight II action, Oregon junior Jason Menke defeated Ilya Leshinski of UC Santa Barbara, 6-0, 6-3.

'We need some more fight out of these matches,' Russell said.

The Flight I and II championships begins Sunday at 9 a.m. while the doubles championship is at 10:30 a.m.

Flight I Quarterfinals
Ricardo Rizo (San Diego) def. Martin Pawlowski (Oregon), 6-2, 6-2

Flight II Quarterfinals
Jason Menke (Oregon) def. Ilya Leshinski (UC Santa Barbara), 6-0, 6-3Chris King (Oregon) def. Jesse Ingelram (UC Santa Barbara), 6-1, 6-1

Chris King (Oregon) def. Colin O'Grady (Arizona), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Bracket
Stacy Mernoff (Cal Poly) def. Greg Dubourdieu (Oregon), 8-6Anthony Evard (Loyola Marymount) def. Johan Paalberg (Oregon), 8-3Kyle Halberg (Oregon) def. Greg Levy (Cal Poly), 9-7

Consolation Quarterfinals
Sean Bowen (San Diego) def. Kyle Halberg (Oregon), 8-6

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