Rutka Advances to Semifinal at Tulane Invitational

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Rutka Advances to Semifinal at Tulane Invitational

NEW ORLEANS — LSU men’s tennis player Sebastian Rutka advanced to the semifinal round of singles play at the 2002 Tulane Invitational on Friday here at the Goldring Tennis Stadium in New Orleans.

LSU’s Sebastian Rutka, Peter Richman and Frank Green each moved on to the second round of singles play on Friday. Rutka knocked off UNO’s Pierre Ros-Barbier, 6-3, 6-3, in Draw No. 1 while LSU freshman Frank Green blanked Louisiana-Lafayette’s Blake Crowder, 6-0, 6-0, in Draw No. 2.

Richman, the Tigers’ sophomore from Toronto, Canada, needed three sets in his 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, victory over Louisiana-Lafayette’s Ivan Kovulev. The win improved Richman’s overall record on the season to 3-2.

Play will resume in the 2002 Tulane Invitational on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

with the singles competition here at the Goldring Tennis Stadium in New Orleans. Doubles play is scheduled to begin at noon.

2002 Tulane Invitational
Singles Results

Main Draw
#39 Victor Romero (Tulane) def. Jason Hazley (LSU), 6-4, 6-2
Mattias Westerberg (Tulane) def. #68 Bryan Fisher (LSU), 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4
#17 Michael Kogan (Tulane) def. #68 Bryan Fisher (LSU), 6-2, 6-1
Mattias Westerberg (Tulane) def. Jason Hazley (LSU), 6-3, 6-3

Flight “#1” Singles First Round
Sebastian Rutka (LSU) def. Pierre Ros-Barbier (New Orleans), 6-3, 6-3
Peter Richman (LSU) def. Ivan Kovulev (ULL), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Ryan Redondo (San Diego State) def. Paul White (LSU), 6-4, 7-5

Flight #1″ Singles Second Round
Sebastian Rutka (LSU) def. Nicolas Cateret (Southern Miss), 6-1, 7-5
Victor Loven (New Orleans) def. Peter Richman (LSU), 6-4, 6-2

Flight “#1” Singles Consolation First Round
Brandon Allen (Middle Tennessee St.) def. Paul White (LSU), 7-6(3), 6-2

Flight “#2” Singles First Round
Frank Green (LSU) def. Blake Crauder (ULL), 6-0, 6-0
Rafael Corazza (LSU) received bye

Flight “#2” Singles Second Round
Anders Oding (New Orleans) def. Frank Green (LSU), 6-4, 6-2
J.J. Martin (Southern Miss) def. Rafael Corazza (LSU), 4-6, 7-6, 6-2