Langre And Amritraj Endure Narrow First Round Loss

May 22, 2003

ATHENS, Ga. - The USC men's tennis season officially came to a close on Thursday, May 22, as sophomore Prakash Amritraj and junior Daniel Langre fell in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Doubles Championships in Athens, Ga.

The Trojan duo, ranked 26th in the final regular season poll, endured a narrow loss to Michael Kogan and Victor Romero of Tulane. Kogan and Romero, ranked fifth by the ITA, were seeded 5-8 in the NCAA Tournament.

Amritraj and Langre lost the tiebreaker in the first set, then again found themselves knotted 5-5 in the second set. This time Tulane's pair won the two following points for a 7-6, 7-5 match victory.

2003 NCAA Singles Championships

First Round - May 21
Hamid Mirzadeh (Florida) def. Prakash Amritraj (USC) - 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

2003 NCAA Doubles Championships

First Round - May 22
Kogan/Romero (Tulane) def. Langre/Amritraj (USC) - 7-6, 7-5

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