Melton Earns Honor at Olympia Fields
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/16/2012

Sept. 16, 2012

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - California's Chase Melton earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team after concluding the last day of the Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday. The sophomore won his last singles match, as Cal produced a 2-2 singles record and a 0-2 doubles record on the third day of the clay-court event, which was hosted by Illinois.

Melton won all four of his singles matches in Illinois, winning once on Sept. 14, twice on Sept. 15 and once on Sunday - a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, result over Illinois' Jared Hiltzik.

Cal sophomore Gregory Bayane also won in singles on Sunday, topping Illinois' Brian Page, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Sophomore Andrew Scholnick dropped a 6-3, 7-5, match to Notre Dame's Billy Pecor, while junior Campbell Johnson retired after falling behind Notre Dame's Wyatt McCoy, 6-3, 1-0.

Cal also recorded a 0-2 record in doubles on Sunday. Melton and Johnson fell, 9-7, to Notre Dame's Greg Andrews and Spencer Talmadge, and Bayane/Scholnick dropped a 9-8 (3) match to Notre Dame's McCoy and Quentin Monaghan.

Andrews garnered the invitational's Most Outstanding Player award and joined Melton on the All-Tournament Team along with fellow Irish player Blas Moros and Kentucky's Tom Jomby.

2012 Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational

Sunday, Sept. 16
In Olympia Fields, Ill.

Final Day Cal Results


Round 3

Greg Andrews/Spencer Talmadge (ND) def. Campbell Johnson/Chase Melton (CAL), 9-7

Wyatt McCoy/Quentin Monaghan (ND) def. Gregory Bayane/Andrew Scholnick (CAL), 9-8(3)


Round 4

Chase Melton (CAL) def. Jared Hiltzik (ILL), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Wyatt McCoy (ND) def. Campbell Johnson (CAL), 6-3, 1-0 (ret.)

Gregory Bayane (CAL) def. Brian Page (ILL), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Billy Pecor (ND) def. Andrew Scholnick (CAL), 6-3, 7-5

Most Outstanding Player: Greg Andrews (ND)

All-Tournament Team

Greg Andrews (ND)

Tom Jomby (UK)

Blas Moros (ND)

Chase Melton (CAL)