Van Mele Reaches Tennis Regional Quarterfinals

Oct. 25, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State men's tennis player Pim Van Mele advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Omni Hotels Region VIII-South Championships after winning his lone singles match Friday and two matches on Thursday at Pepperdine's Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. Van Mele, a senior, will face top-seeded Tobias Clemens of UCLA in quarterfinal action Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Van Mele posted a 6-2, 6-2 first round win over Mike Placek of UC Santa Barbara and then defeated Aaron Yovan of UCLA in second round play by a 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 count. In the third on Friday, Van Mele then prevailed in another three-set match over Arizona's Carl Hagman, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 to set up the quaertfinal match up against Clemens.

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