Oct. 7, 2001
Tucson, Ariz. - The Arizona men's tennis team finished 2-1 in its three doubles matches, one Saturday and two today, in the prequalifying tournament of the ITA All-American Championships in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Sophomore Whi Kim and junior Tom Lloyd played their second round doubles match of the prequalifying tournanment Saturday, after a first round bye, beating Jason Pressel and Chris Varga of Ball State, 8-3. In third round action, Kim and Lloyd topped UC Irvine's Jonathan Endrikat and Carl Lumsden, 8-5, to advance to the qualifying round of the prequalifying tournament. In the qualifying round, Kim and Lloyd played a close match that ended in a tiebreaker, but eventually fell to Luiz Carvalho and Jerome Le Belicard of Mississippi State, 9-8 (5).
Two other wildcat players, senior Steven Capriati and sophomore Carl Hagman, are also participating in the ITA All-American Championships, which began Oct. 5. The event is scheduled to take place through next weekend.
Capriati and Hagman are scheduled to play singles on Oct. 9-10, in the qualifying tournament, while Lloyd and Kim have been eliminated from singles and doubles play. The doubles team of Capriati and Hagman are entered in the main draw, set for Oct. 11-14.
The ITA Men's All-American Championships will be held at the Lincoln Tennis Center at Stone Mountain, site of the 1996 Olympic tennis competition and last year's NCAA Women's Championships.
The ITA Men's All-American Championships features 15 of the top 20 players in the country. This tournament includes prequalifying and qualifying tournaments and doubles competitions. The men's championships, which is the nation's largest collegiate tennis tournament, has a 256-player prequalifying tournament Oct. 5-8 and 64-player qualifying tournament Oct. 9-10.
Results- Prequalifying Tournament (Doubles)
1st Round: BYE
2nd Round: Kim/Lloyd (Arizona) def. Pressel/Varga (Ball State), 8-3
3rd Round: Kim/Lloyd (Arizona) def. Endrikat/Lumsden (UC Irvine), 8-5
Qualifying Round: Carvalho/Le Belicard (Mississippi State) def. Kim/Lloyd (Arizona), 9-8 (5)