Oct. 4, 2002
POMONA, Calif. -
Senior Greg Lee captured two singles victories then teamed with Paul Dilloway to advance to the doubles finals at the Omni Hotels West Region Championships on Friday.
Lee, the No.3 seed, began the day with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Cal Poly Pomona's Nguyen Than in the round of 16. In his quarterfinal match, Lee was taken to three sets before defeating UC San Diego's Bryan Swatt, 6-3, 4-6, 4-0, ret. Lee will now face the No.2 seed, Peter Madarassy of BYU-Hawaii, in the semifinals. These same two players meet in last year's semifinals with Madarassy saving two match points before winning in three sets.
Also in singles play, Dilloway earned a victory in his round of 16 match with a 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 win over UC San Diego's Jeff Wilson. Dilloway then faced No.1 seed Jan Krejci of BYU-Hawaii, falling 6-1, 6-2. Freshman Nikolai Novikov, the third Aggie singles player to reach the second day, dropped a 6-0, 6-1 match against Swatt.
In doubles play, Lee and Dilloway, the No.2 seeds, defeated UC San Diego's Wilson and Nick Morton, 8-6, to advance to Saturday's final round where they will face the top-seeded duo of Krejci and Peter Madarassy of BYU-Hawaii.
Play continues at the West Region Championships with semifinal and final rounds on Saturday.
UC DAVIS MEN'S TENNIS AT OMNI HOTELS WEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS
No.7 Paul Dilloway (UCD) def. Jeff Wilson (UCSD) 6-2, 6-7, 7-6
No.6 Bryan Swatt (UCSD) def. Nikolai Novikov (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
No.3 Greg Lee (UCD) def. Nguyen Than (CPP) 6-4, 6-0
No.1 Jan Krejci (BYUH) def. No.6 Paul Dilloway (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
No.3 Greg Lee (UCD) def. No.6 Bryan Swatt (UCSD) 6-3, 4-6, 4-0, ret.
No.2 Greg Lee/Paul Dilloway (UCD) def. Jeff Wilson/Nick Morton (UCSD) 8-6