Oct. 13, 2002
FRESNO, Calif. -
Greg Lee captured two matches on Sunday, both in convincing fashion, to finish in ninth place at the Wathen-Hancock Bulldog Classic on the Fresno State campus.
On Saturday, Lee dropped his Round of 16 match to No.9 seed Nicolas Beuque of San Diego in three sets. He then moved into the Round of 16 consolation where he had little trouble winning his next three matches. His match began with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Pacific's Vincent Kubler followed by a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Fresno State's Greg Shearer. In the ninth-place match, Lee rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over San Diego's Michael Meschede.
Making Lee's finish more impressive was the quality of the field at the Fresno State Classic. Sixty-two of the 64 singles players hailed from Division I schools, including all six of Lee's opponents.
In other singles play, Aggie senior Paul Dilloway, who lost his opening-round match, came back strong in consolation play by capturing three matches. His march began with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Fresno State's Danny O'Rourke followed by a three-set victory over Santa Clara's Mike Bruggeman.
His next match was a 6-4, 6-2 win over Fresno State's Vinny Owens before eventually falling to Patrick Briaud of California, in three sets.
Lee teamed with Dilloway to advanced to the doubles semifinals, dropping an 8-5 contest to eventual champions and No.3 seeds Hector Almada and Stephan Suta of Fresno State. UC Davis' other doubles team of Eric Holmes and Kyle Trinosky captured their opening match with an 8-4 victory over Sacramento State's Colin Moulton and Jacob Sliva, 8-4. Holmes and Trinosky then fell in their next match, 8-4 to Fresno State's Shearer and Dustin Ilic.
UC Davis will next be in action on October 18-20 when it competes in the Pacific Invitational in Stockton.