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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