Trevor Kronemann, a four-time All-American tennis player at UC Irvine, was upset Wednesday in his first-round match at the NCAA Division I individual championships at the Grand Champions Resort.
Kronemann, ranked 20th in the nation, was defeated by Mickey Maule of Southern Illinois, 7-5, 6-4. Maule is ranked 61st.
Kronemann, who finished the season with a 33-13 singles record, was earlier in the day named winner of the National ITCA John Van Nostrand Memorial Award for 1990. The award is given annually to the most promising professional prospect among college seniors.
Kronemann, a senior from Bradenton, Fla., and senior Shige Kanroji will compete in the doubles competition today, meeting Johan Donar and Conny Falk of Miami.
Richard Lubner of UC Irvine also was eliminated in the first round of singles Wednesday.
Lubner (30-10), ranked 33rd, lost to 17th-ranked Michael Zimmerman of Harvard, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.