Won first match of MT Invitational (9/20) over Western Kentucky's Stanislaus Rabinovics ... Lost pair of three-setters at Charles Fluitt Invitational (9/28) to Murray State's Marek Pawelec and Eastern Kentucky's John Kellert ... Lost to Butler's Kevin Gill in prequalifying at All-American Championships (10/4) ... Won three of four matches at Tulane Invitational (10/20) in Flight 2, defeating Chris Walker of Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette's Blake Crauder and teammate Greg Pollack ... Went 2-1 with Michael Staniak in doubles at MT Invitational ... Also won two of three with Pollack in doubles at Tulane Invitational.
Entered school in January after originally signing with the Blue Raiders in the spring of 2001 ... Posted three wins in singles and four more in doubles in limited action ... Had consecutive wins over Fresno State's Vinny Owens and Louisiana-Lafayette's Bobby Hawkins ... Also defeated North Carolina State's Shane Sealy ... Won first four doubles matches of year before dropping final two.
Graduated from Windsor HS in North Vancouver ... Received the National Sportsmanship Award as one of the top five players in Canada ... Ranked No. 1 in the British Columbia provincial U-18 rankings.
Rishan Kuruppu ... Son of Rari and Donna Kuruppu ... Born March 24, 1983 ... Enjoys soccer, working out and music ... Father was a six-time national champion in badminton and ranked in the Top 10 in the world.