Archive for Friday, May 25, 2001

s Blakeney loses

May 25, 2001


Athens, Ga. -- 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.

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.


Glass settles for 16th

Vernon Hills, Ill. -- Lawrence's Bob Glass rolled a 300 game in the PBA Seniors Hawthorn Lanes Open on Thursday.

Nevertheless, the perfect game wasn't enough to enable Glass to reach the stepladder finals and try to annex his third straight PGA Senior Tour championship.

Glass settled for 16th place and a check for $1,300 at the third stop on the seniors spring tour.

Two weeks ago, Glass earned an $8,000 check for winning in Syracuse, N.Y., and last week he pocketed another check for the same amount after winning in Sinking Springs, Pa.

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