Kost Bows Out at Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 11, 2002

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Manuel Kost, the No. 63-ranked player in the preseason rankings, finished his run at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Kost lost to No. 40 Carlos Palencia of UC Santa Barbara, 6-4, 6-3, in the consolation backdraw of the tournament.

'He didn't play as well as he has,' said Chris Russell, Oregon men's tennis head coach. 'These are the kind of matches he needs to win to get to the next level.'

Kost played well throughout the week, qualifying for the main draw of the tournament. The sophomore will be in action for the Ducks again at the San Diego All Colleges Tournament next week.

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