Lam Advances to Pac-10 Semifinals

April 23, 2004

Ojai, Calif. - UCLA junior Chris Lam won his quarterfinal singles match Friday, becoming the last remaining Bruin in the main draw at the Pac-10 Tennis Championships at Ojai's Libbey Park.

UCLA began the day with both Alberto Francis and Lam in the main draw quarterfinals. Lam defeated Cal's Balazs Veress, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, setting up a semifinal showdown with Stanford's Sam Warburg on Saturday. Francis wasn't as fortunate, falling to Washington's Alex Vlaski, 6-3, 6-3. Vlaski has been the singles runner-up at this event the past two years.

The Bruins have dominated the Pac-10 Invitational draw, placing three players in the semifinals. Top-seeded Philipp Gruendler advanced Friday with a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Washington's Michael Ricks. Waiting for Gruendler in the semifinals will be Stanford's Carter Morris. In the bottom half of the draw, sophomore Aaron Yovan defeated Arizona's Paul Warkentin, 6-3, 6-0., while fellow sophomore Chris Surapol defeated ASU's Daniel Davies. Yovan and Surapol will play face off on Saturday for a spot in the final.

Doubles action began Friday, as top-seeded Francis and Kris Kwinta of UCLA fell in the first round to Cal's Tyler Browne/Daniel Sebescen, 8-5. In the bottom half of the draw, Gruendler and Luben Pampoulov advanced with a 9-8(7) decision over Oregon's Manuel Kost, Markus Schiller. Gruendler and Pampoulov will next face Washington's Alex Slovic/Nick Weiss in a late afternoon quarterfinal match on Friday.

In the Pac-10 Invitational doubles draw, top-seeded Lam and Surapol had a bye in the first round and will take on Stanford's Eric McKean/Chris Rasmussen later Friday. Jason Nguyen and Yovan lost in the first round to Oregon's Thomas Bieri/Chris King, 8-4.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Mar 27
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Apr 10
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 0
Thursday, Apr 14
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Stanford
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
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