July 30, 2002
Columbia, SC –
The 2002 Wachovia USTA Boys Junior Davis Cup concluded Monday on the campus of the University of the South Carolina with the third-seeded Midwest region defeating fourth-seeded Florida, 4-3, to claim the championship.
The Midwest won three singles and split in doubles to win the Jr. Davis Cup. No. 3 singles player Paul Rose defeated Evan Tindell, 6-4, 6-4, No. 4 singles Ryan Keckley got past John Hoyes, 6-2, 6-2 and No. 5 singles Ryan Heller earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jirou Nakajima, leading the way for the Midwest. Keckley and Heller defeated Brett McKeon and Tindell in No. 2 doubles 6-2 6-7 (5), 7-5, putting the Midwest on top 4-3.
Florida’s No. 1 singles player Ryler Deheart was victorious against Midwest’s Mark Barry 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Deheart earned the Sportsmanship Award for the Junior Davis Cup.
The tournament’s top two seeds met in a battle for third place. Top-seeded Southern California earned a 6-1 victory over second-seeded Southern. Southern California won four of five singles matches with No. 1 Derrick Bauer defeating Brett Ross 7-5, 6-1 to lead Southern Calif.
In other action on Tuesday, Texas defeated Intermountain 4-3 in a match between the two previous Jr. Davis Cup champions. New England earned a 5-2 victory vs. the Middle States and Northern California claimed a 4-3 victory vs. Eastern to win the consolation draw. Northern California rebounded from a first day loss to Intermountain to win the next three days. Mid-Atlantic defeated Southwest 6-1, Missouri Valley topped Pacific Northwest 5-2 and Northern won 5-2 over Hawaii Pacific, rounding out the tournament field.
Teams played a seven-point match (five singles, two doubles matches) with the winner advancing. Sixteen regions from across the country were represented, including the home Southern region.
For further information on the tournament, contact the USC Sports Information Office at (803) 777-5204. A complete bracket and daily game times are posted each evening on the Gamecocks’ athletics web site at www.uscsports.com.
2002 JUNIOR DAVIS CUP
Monday July 30 Results
Midwest def. Florida 4-3 – championship match
Southern California def. Southern 6-1 – third place
Texas def. Intermountain 4-3
New England def. Middle States 5-2
Northern California def. Eastern 4-3
Mid-Atlantic def. Southwest 6-1
Missouri Valley def. Pacific Northwest 5-2
Northern def. Hawaii Pacific 5-2