2002 IN REVIEW
The 11-year ATP veteran won one title and 29 matches while teaming with eight different partners during year…Most successful partnership came with Nenad Zimonjic as the duo won the Memphis title in February…Defeated Bryan brothers in 10-4 Match tiebreak to win title…Reached final in 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Haarhuis) but lost to Damm-Suk in final…Reached SF in San Jose and Indianapolis with Zimonjic and Basel with Rick Leach…Lost to Knowles-Nestor in QF at Miami (w/Bhupathi)…Lost in three set battle with Florent-Macpherson at Wimbledon (w/Zimonjic) in 3rd RD after lengthy five-set encounter in 2nd RD with B. Black-Koenig…Reached QF at TMS Roma, TMS Madrid and TMS Paris (all with/Leach)…Finished No. 24 in doubles.
1990-Competing as an amateur, advanced to doubles final at New Haven Challenger (w/Baron)...1992-Ranked No. 871 and beat Peter Lundgren and top seed David Wheaton en route to his first ATP QF in Newport (l. to Borwick)...1993-Repeated his QF effort in Newport...1994-Qualified for his first Grand Slam at Australian Open and lost to Reneberg in 1st RD...Reached QF in San Jose...1995-Repeated QF effort in San Jose...1996-Qualified for second time at Australian Open (d. Apell, l. to Steven)...Earned doubles title at Indian Wells (w/Hansen-Dent) and Tangura (w/R. Smith) Challengers...Reached final at TMS Indian Wells (w/Tebbutt), losing to Woodies...At Wimbledon, advanced to QF (w/Tebbutt)...1997-Qualified and advanced to his first ATP SF in Hong Kong (l. to Rafter in three sets)...Reached final of Binghamton Challenger (l. to Witt)...Captured his first ATP doubles title in San Jose (w/Muller) and won Challenger crowns in Lexington (w/W. Black), Binghamton (w/Salzenstein) and Burbank (w/D. Flach)...1998-Qualified in Memphis and beat former No. 1 Courier en route to RD 16...In April, posted his biggest career victory over No. 4 Rafter in Tokyo before losing to eventual champion Pavel in RD 16...Qualified a career-best five times...1999-Won Aptos Challenger (d. Levy)...In doubles, won back-to-back Challenger titles in Cherbourg and Magdeburg (both w/Painter)...Also won Challengers at Aptos (w/Humprhies) and Hong Kong (w/Godwin)...2000-Captured his lone ATP title in Delray Beach (w/Zimonjic) and won Amarillo Challenger (w/Hill)...2001- Finished No. 25 after successful season with Knowles… Duo compiled 31-18 match record in 20 tournaments, including titles in San Jose and Indianapolis…Also reached SF in Memphis, TMS Indian Wells, Miami and Hamburg…Finished No. 8 in ATP Doubles Race and earned career-high $180,396.
Began playing tennis at age seven through San Jose (Calif.) Parks and Recreation program...During his high school career at San Jose Gunderson, posted a 75-0 singles record...In 1990, advanced to doubles SF at Wimbledon Juniors (w/J. Leach, later his collegiate teammate)...Enrolled at University of Southern California where he played for three years and earned three-time singles and doubles All-American honors in 1990-92-93...In his freshman season ('91), led school to its first national team title since 1976...Earned Rookie of the Year honors that year...In his junior season, ranked No. 6 in singles and No. 8 in doubles (w/J. Leach) while leading team to its second title in three years...Played on Sacramento Capitals World Team Tennis championship squad in 1997-98 and in 2002.