Arizona Men's Tennis Player Withdraws From the ITA All-American

Oct. 11, 2002

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - University of Arizona men's tennis player junior Whi Kim has withdrawn from the ITA All-American in Chattanooga, Tenn., due to illness.

Kim, who was scheduled to face Divan Coetzee of New Mexico in the opening consolation round on Friday, withdrew due to the flu. Kim started to display flu-like symptoms after loss to Jonathan Chu of Harvard on Thursday and was forced to withdraw from his match on Friday.

'This was a good opportunity for Kim to compete against some highly ranked players in the back draw,' assistant coach Bob Helmig said. 'With the way he (Kim) was playing, we felt he had a good chance.'

Kim's withdrawal ends a busy week for the Wildcats at the ITA All-American. Kim finished with a record of 2-2, while sophomore Paul Warkentin finished 2-1, and senior Tom Lloyd finished 0-1.

The Wildcats will be in action again when they travel to USD All-Collegiate Invitational in San Diego, Calif., and at the Midland Collegiate Classic in Midland, Texas on Oct. 18-20.

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