If this weekend was any type of barometer, the UCSD men’s tennis team looks like it will have a good spring. The Tritons were well-represented at the 2001 Cal State L.A. Tennis Invitational, held on Jan. 13 and 14.
In the men’s singles lower level flights, three out of the four semi-finalists were Tritons.
Amir Nejad, Blake Wilson-Hayden and Sameer Chopra were the talented three vying for the top spot.
The final was exclusively made up of UCSD players, featuring Chopra facing off against Nejad. Chopra made quick work of his teammate, winning handily 6-2, 6-2.
In the upper flight category, two Tritons tried to make their presence known. Unfortunately, the results were less than stellar. Cory Moderink was unable to get out of the first round and Dan Albrecht and Jeff Wilson bowed out in the second round. However, Everett Schroeter did make it to the quarter finals.
The men’s doubles teams were not to be outdone in tournament play. In the lower flights, the Triton duo of Nejad and Schroeter took the title while in the upper flights the team of Chopra and Wilson survived until falling, 9-7, in the finals.
The women did not attend the event.
Originally scheduled to span three days, the tournament was shortened to two days because of rain.