Coetzee, Kowalski Still Alive In Bid For Mountain Regional Title
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/24/2003

Oct. 24, 2003

Complete Results

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - At the end of the third round of the 2003 ITA Mountain Regional Championships, senior Divan Coetzee and junior David Kowalski remain in the hunt for the singles title. Coetzee is seeded second in the tournament while Kowalski is seventh.

In the round of 32, Coetzee had a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Northern Arizona's Jonas Jegers. Coetzee blanked Trevor Johnson of Air Force, 6-0, 6-0. He will face Boise State's Nils Klemann, seeded 19th, in the round of 16 on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Kowalski netted a 6-2, 6-3 win over UNLV's Milos Blagojevic in his opening match of the day and tournament. Ending the day, Kowalski downed BYU's Richard Dasek 6-3, 7-6. He will take on James Ludlow of Boise State Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the round of 16.

Freshman Hiroud Akhavan's run for the title ended in the round of 32, falling to the tournament's eighth seeded Matias Silva of Boise State. Before facing Silva, Akhavan earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Denver's Viktor Zetterholm.

Senior Jasmin Hodzic, junior Ryan Stotland, sophomore Henry Gers and freshman Robert Grzeskowiak had their play for the crown cut short, all falling in the round of 64. Hodzic lost his battle with Montana's Stan Nevolovich, 7-6, 2-6, 6-3. Stotland was edged out 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 by Montana State's Tejeshwata Chigateri. Gers came up short in his fight with the No. 22 seeded Marek Dvorak of Colorado, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4. Grzeskowiak was downed by the 12th seeded Jan Steenekamp, 6-3, 7-6.

Singles consolation matches are being played however Thursday's results are still unknown at this time.

Round of 16 singles kicks off action on Friday ta 9:30 a.m. Second and third round doubles will also be played on Friday. Complete results are available above or New Mexico results can be seen below.

2003 ITA Mountain Regional Championships
Round of 64
No. 2 Divan Coetzee (UNM) d. Jonas Jegers (NAU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 7 David Kowalski (UNM) d. Milos Blagojevic (UNLV) 6-2, 6-3
Tejeshwata Chigateri (MSU) d. Ryan Stotland (UNM) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
No. 12 Jan Steenekamp (UM) d. Robert Grzeskowiak (UNM) 6-3, 7-6
No. 22 Marek Dvorak (CU) d. Henry Gers (UNM) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
No. 27 Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Viktor Zetterholm (DU) 6-3, 6-4
Stan Nevolovic (UM) d. Jasmin Hodzic (UNM) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
Round of 32
No. 2 Divan Coetzee (UNM) d. Trevor Johnson (AFA) 6-0, 6-0
No. 7 David Kowalski (UNM) d. Richard Dasek (BYU) 6-3, 7-6
No. 8 Matias Silva (BSU) d. No. 27 Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3