Men's Tennis
Monk Wins 'A' Flight At Lamar Invite



Nov. 2, 1999

Beaumont, Texas - - Tulane's Jon Monk posted four consecutive three-set wins to claim the A Flight singles title at the Lamar/Brentwood Men's Tennis Invitational.

Monk, a sophomore from Brighton, England, opened the tournament with a victory over Texas-Arlington's Per Erik Karlsson. Karlsson won the first set 6-4, before Monk claimed a 6-2 win in the second. With Monk up 2-1 in the third, Karlsson retired from the match, seeing Monk through to the second round. In the quarterfinals, Monk upset the tournament's second seed, posting a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Osvaldo Biffe from Louisiana-Lafayette. Monk then took out the tournament's No. 3 seed in the semifinals, advancing past Rice's Fabien Giraud. In the championship round, Monk captured a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette's Michael Jordan.

Blake Baratz also fared well in the tournament, posting a third-place finish in the C Flight singles draw. In doubles action, the Tulane tandem of Derya Rose and Monk placed second in the A Flight doubles event, while Baratz and teammate Chris Mays were runners-up in the doubles B Flight.




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