UCLA's Ketola/Sands Duo to Comptete in NCTC Semifinals

Jan. 16, 2000

Thousand Oaks, CA - The doubles team of Lassi Ketola and Chris Sands will advance to the semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic held at the exclusive Sherwood Country Club. The pair is UCLA's sole surviving entrant in both singles and doubles competition.

Ketola and Sands cruised past USC's Christian Jenson and Scott Merriman 8-2 on the first day of competition and then went on to post an 8-5 victory over Pepperdine's Sebastien Graeff and Anthony Ross on Saturday.

The team of Brandon Kramer and Jong-Min Lee fell 8-6 to Ryan Moore and Daniel Langre in the first round.

In singles action, UCLA's Sands, Ketola and Erfan Djahangiri all dropped second round matches, while senior co-captain Brandon Kramer fell 6-3, 6-2 in the first round to Pepperdine's Sebastien Graeff and senior Jong-Min Lee lost 6-3, 6-3 to Kentucky's Carlos Drada. Sands posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Pepperdine's Steve Racioppi before Brandon Hawk of Texas eliminated him 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Djahangiri defeated Kentucky's Reven Stevens 6-2, 7-5 and then took a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Michael Blue of Texas. Ketola handed USC's Parker Collins a 7-6(4), 6-1 loss before dropping 6-3, 6-2 to Stanford's Alex Kim.

The National Collegiate Tennis Classic is in its 24th season and features men's and women's players from eight of the top men's and women's college tennis teams in the nation. It is held from January 14-16 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


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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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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
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vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
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