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  Lassi Ketola
Lassi Ketola

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Helsinki, Finland

High School:
Kapylan Iltaoppikoulo

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 185

R/L:
Right

Fall 2002 — Ranked No. 18 in doubles (w/Tobias Clemens) in the Fall ITA Rankings …?Posted a 3-2 mark in fall singles play …?Singles quarterfinalist at the Omni Hotels Regionals at Pepperdine …?Reached the finals (w/Clemens) in doubles at the So. California Intercollegiates.

2001-02 — Finished the season with a 29-16 overall singles record, including a 16-8 mark in dual-match play …?Saw most of his action at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles positions …?Reached the semifinals in singles at the Pac-10 Invitational in Ojai …?Also was a semifinalist at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup …?Won the clinching match in a 4-3 victory over eventual national champion USC on Mar. 7 …?Ended the year with a 30-13 overall doubles record and ranked No. 31 (w/Tobias Clemens) …?The duo played primarily at the No. 2 position, going 11-7 in dual-match play …?Reached the semifinals at the Pac-10 Championships and qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships, advancing to the second round …?Ranked No. 89 in the fall ITA singles rankings, winning the consolation final at the ITA Regionals … Fell in the final round of qualifying for the ITA All-American but qualified for the main draw as a lucky loser … Ranked No. 16 in the ITA fall doubles rankings (w/Clemens) …?The duo reached the quarterfinals at the ITA All-American and captured the doubles title at the Southern California Intercollegiates.

2000-01 — Finished the season ranked No. 95 in the final ITA singles rankings Compiled a 23-6 overall singles record … Posted a 15-2 mark in dual action … Primarily played at No. 5 singles … Won 12-straight dual matches to end the season … Posted a 29-9 overall doubles record … Played primarily with Tobias Clemens … The pair reached the finals in the Pac-10 Championships Invitational draw … Had to pull out of the final against Stanford’s Lipsky/Martin because of injury … Ranked No. 32 in the ITA fall singles rankings … Advanced to the second round at the ITA All-American … Qualified for the main draw at the ITA Regional, posting a 4-1 record … Defeated No. 7-seed Ryan Moore of USC in the first round and No. 4 seed Al Garland of Pepperdine in the quarterfinals … Fell to No. 2 seed and teammate Jean-Noel Grinda in the semifinals … Teamed with Clemens to finish with an overall record of 5-3 … Reached the semifinal round of the Southern California Intercollegiates.

1999-2000 — Finished the season with a 23-15 overall singles record …?Posted a 15-10 mark in dual matches, playing primarily at No. 4 …?Reached the third round of the ITA Regionals and the quarterfinals of the Milwaukee Classic …?Defeated No. 86 David Martin of Stanford at the National Indoors Championships on Feb. 27 …?Complied a 26-12 overall doubles record playing primarily with Travis Rettenmaier …?Duo finished the season 18-8 overall and 14-7 in dual matches …?Won the Pac-10 Invitational doubles final, defeating Stanford’s Ansari and Scott in the finals.

High School/Juniors — Ranked Top-700 in ATP singles rankings and Top-600 in doubles before entering UCLA … Won the Finnish championship doubles competition in 1999 … Singles runner-up in Finnish championships … Finnish junior champion in Under-12, -14, -16, -18 and -20 Championships … Two-time Futures tournament champion in doubles.

Personal?— Full name is Lassi Olavi Ketola …?Born January 16, 1978 in Kajaani, Finland … Hobbies include playing golf …?Lists math as his favorite academic class …? Majoring in political science.


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