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KU’s Blakeney falls at NCAAs

May 25, 2001

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— Tulane's Michael Kogan tripped Kansas University's Quentin Blakeney, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, in an NCAA tennis first-round singles match on Thursday.

"The guy from Tulane won the big points when they mattered," KU coach Ross Nwachukwu said.



See the 6Sports report on the story.

The loss ended Blakeney's 10-match winning streak. The junior from Charlotte, N.C., finished with a 34-7 record. That's the most victories by a Jayhawk since Craig Wildey went 35-17 in 1987-88.

The NCAA championships aren't over for Blakeney and three teammates. KU is one of two schools second-ranked Stanford is the other to have two teams in the NCAA doubles championships that will begin today.

Blakeney will get a rematch against Kogan in the first round of doubles. He and teammate Pete Stroer will face Tulane's Kogan and Mikko Viljanen, who have one of the draw's eight seeds.

Meanwhile, the KU duo of Rodrigo Echagaray and Eleazar Magallan will take on Daniel Kiernan and Sebastian Rutka of Louisiana State.

"There's nothing but quality teams in the draw these are the best 32 teams in the country and we've proven we belong here," Nwachukwu said.

Kansas officials announced earlier this year men's tennis will no longer be funded and will be dropped from varsity status starting with the 2001-2002 year.




Singles



First Round

Michael Kogan, Tulane, def. Quentin Blakeney, Kansas, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Jean-Noel Grinda, UCLA, def. Oskar Johansson (6), Arkansas, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Shuon Madden, Texas A&M, def. James Shortall, Mississippi, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Ajay Ramaswami, LSU, def. Harsh Mankad, Minnesota, 6-3, 6-3.

Brian Vahaly, Virginia, def. Nathan Overholser, Florida, 6-2, 6-1.

Jason Marshall, Purdue, def. Kristofer Stahlberg, Mississippi, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Phil King, Duke, def. Jon Wallmark, SMU, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Marco Baron (1), Mississippi State, def. Ryan Moore, Southern Cal, 6-2, 6-3.

K.J. Hippensteel, Stanford, def. Tiago Ruffoni, Auburn, 6-3, 6-4.

Trace Fielding, TCU, def. Eddie Coates, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 6-2.

Guilaume Legat (7), South Carolina, def. Matt Prentice, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-2.

Genius Chidzikwe (5), SMU, def. Stefan Suter, Pepperdine, 6-1, 6-4.

Alex Hartman, Mississippi, def. Gert Vilms, BYU, 6-2, 6-1.

Andres Pedroso, Duke, def. Michael Lang, Miami, 6-3, 6-4.

Al Garland, Pepperdine, def. Maxim Belski, Alabama, 6-1, 6-2.

Erik Scharf, St. John's, def. Romain Ambert, Miss. State, 6-3, 6-4.

Matt Hanlin, Washington, def. Rameez Junaid, Auburn, 1-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.

Adam Carey, Tennessee, def. Graydon Oliver, Illinois, 6-4, 6-4.

Oliver Maiberger, San Diego St., def. Alex Kim, Stanford, 7-5, 6-2.

Peter Handoyo, Tennessee, def. Kyle Kliegerman, Princeton, 6-3, 6-3.

Daniel Klemetz, Middle Tennessee St., def. John Paul Fruttero, California, 6-2, 7-5.

Ramsey Smith, Duke, def. Takeshi Itoh, New Mexico, 6-4, 6-1.

Matias Boeker (3), Georgia, def. David Martin, Stanford, 6-1, 6-4.

Jamie Gresh, Penn State, def. Jonas Pibor, Indiana State, 6-4, 6-4.

Jean-Julien Rojer, UCLA, def. Daniel Kiernen, LSU, 6-1, 6-4.

Marko Cerenko, Duke, def. Julien Raynal, South Alabama, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Steve Berke, Yale, def. Dane McGregor, Tulsa, 6-3, 6-1.

Jeuqenij Cario, Depaul, def. Edo Bawano, Kentucky, 6-4, 6-2.

Phil Metz, Ohio State, def. Chad Carlson, Georgia, 6-2, 4-1, retired.

Mark Parsons, Tennessee, def. Peter Luczak (4), Fresno State, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Jean Simon, Texas, def. Andrej Bizjak, Washington, 7-6 (3), 6-1.

Lesley Joseph, Georgia, def. Andrew Park, Southern Cal, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

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