Robert Kendrick Loses in the Finals of the Rolex Indoor Championships
February 7, 1999
Dallas, Texas - Washington's eighth-ranked men's tennis player Robert Kendrick lost in the finals of the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship held at the Brookhaven Country Club. Harvard's top-ranked James Blake defeated Kendrick in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. The Indoor Championship is the third leg of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Collegiate Grand Slam.
It was the first time the two have faced each other in college. In 1996, Blake defeated Kendrick in five sets in the USTA Boys 18s National Indoor final also at the Brookhaven Country Club.
The Fresno, Calif. sophomore became the first Husky to appear in the Rolex National Intercollegiates as well as Washington's first finals representative in the Intercollegiates. Kendrick's record now stands at 15-3 and Blake improves to 18-1. During the course of the tournament, Kendrick defeated four ranked opponents ranked No. 4, 10, 15 and 53, respectively.
With today's loss, Kendrick's 10 match winning streak was snapped. He has defeated nine of 11 ranked opponents this season.
The 18th-ranked Washington men's tennis team returns to action this Wednesday hosting Gonzaga at 4 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship