Grilli Advances to Pac-10 Final

April 27, 2002

Ojai, Calif. - Bruin junior Rodrigo Grilli defeated Washington's Matt Hanlin, 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to advance to the finals of the main draw at the Pac-10 Tennis Championships in Ojai, Calif.

Grilli, who is ranked No. 48 in the latest Omni Hotels Collegiate Singles Rankings, will face Alex Vlaski of Washington in Sunday's final. Vlaski advanced with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Bruin sophomore Marcin Matkowski in the other semifinal.

In the semifinals of the Pac-10 Invitational draw, UCLA's Alberto Francis defeated teammate Erfan Djahangiri, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to Sunday's final. Francis will take on USC's Ruben Torres, a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 winner over Bruin junior Lassi Ketola.

In doubles action, top-seeded Matkowski/Jean-Julien Rojer of UCLA advanced to the finals with a 9-8(5) decision over Cal's Fruttero/Kowalczyk. They will take on Stanford's Lipsky/Martin on Sunday. Lipsky and Martin defeated UCLA's Tobias Clemens/Ketola, 9-8 in the other semifinal.


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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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
Saturday, May 14 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Sunday, May 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
Tulsa, OK
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