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Jari Niskala Advances to Quarterfinals at Men's Tennis Tournament
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/10/2000
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MALIBU, Calif. - Arizona men's tennis senior Jari Niskala advanced Friday to the quarterfinals of consolation play at the ITA Region VIII-South Championships held at Pepperdine University.

Niskala defeated UC Irvine's Chris Ma, 6-1, 6-2, and downed Loyola Marymount's Michael Levin, 7-5, 6-0, in the third round. Senior Steven Capriati earned a win against San Diego's Richard Rizo, 7-6, 1-6, (10-6), but later fell to Nick Rainey of Southern California, 7-6(4), 6-3. Freshman Whi Kim defeated Leopold Graeubig of Loyola Marymount, and dropped the next match to USC's Parker Collins, 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles play of the main draw, the duo of Capriati and Kim advanced to the third round after USC's Ryan Moore and Rainey withdrew from play. They were later defeated in the quarterfinals, by Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola of UCLA, 2-0, walkover.

Niskala will continue quarterfinal play Saturday at 9 a.m.

                    
Results
Singles
Second Round/Consolation
Jari Niskala (AZ) def. Chris Ma (UCI)                   6-1, 6-2
Efran Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd (AZ)             6-3, 6-2
Whi Kim (AZ) def. Leopold Graeubig (LMU)                6-1, 6-3
Steven Capriati (AZ) def. Richard Rizo (USD)            7-6, 1-6 (10-6)
John Capello (Cal Poly) def. Carl Hagman (AZ)           6-3, 7-5                

Singles
Third Round/Consolation
Jari Niskala (AZ) def. Michael Levin (LMU)              7-5, 6-0
Parker Collins (USC) def. Whi Kim (AZ)                  6-1, 6-3
Nick Rainey (USC) def. Steven Capriati (AZ)             7-6 (4), 6-3

Doubles
Second Round/Main Draw
Capriati/Kim (AZ) def. (1) Moore/Rainey (USC)           Withdrew
(6) Langre/Park (USC) def. Hagman/Lloyd (AZ)            8-4
(2)Grinda/Rojer (UCLA) def. Jackson/Niskala (AZ)        Score not available


Doubles 
Quarterfinals/Main Draw
(8) Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) def. Capriati/Kim (AZ)        2-0 Walkover
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