King Wins Back Draw Championship at San Diego All-College Tournament

Oct. 20, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Chris King, a junior from Salinas, Calif., defeated San Diego State's Mike Coelho in the finals of the flight two back draw at the San Diego All-College Tournament Sunday. The 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 win improved King's record in the tournament to 9-1 in singles play in the past two years.

'It was good for him to finish on a good note,' said Chris Russell, Oregon men's tennis head coach. 'It was a good effort for him to pull through like that.'

King won the 2001 championship in flight two singles and earned the No. 1 seed for that draw this year. After a disappointing loss in the first round, King came back to win four matches and take the back draw championship.

Freshman Junaid Hossain and senior Jason Menke combined to advance to the finals of the doubles draw. In the semifinals, the tandem defeated Arizona's team of Hagman/O'Grady, 8-6, to set up a match with Loyola Marymount's team of Asuja/Martirosyan. Hossain and Menke fell short of the championship, losing 8-4 in the finals.

'Doubles was probably the highlight of the weekend for us,' Russell said. 'Jason and Junaid did a very good job getting to the finals of the tournament.'

Cal's Wayne Wong won the championship in singles in flight one, with Mike Wojarowicz taking the title in flight two. Valentino Pest of San Diego State took the championship for the back draw in flight one singles.

The men's tennis team will compete in the ITA Regional Tournament beginning Saturday. The competition will take place in Moraga, Calif.

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