Mark out of SyBase title defense

March 2, 2001: Mark’s impressive comeback win came to a halt last night with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7) to Balcells at the SyBase Open. There don’t seem to be any good reports up of the match, but judging by the stats Mark’s biggest problem was on a 49% first serve percentage and an unhealthy 32 unforced errors.

March 1, 2001: Fighting off a high fever and flu-like symptoms Mark struggled to a first round 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3 win over Hantshck last night. It might not have been pretty (45 unforced errors) but he’s through and he has the seventh match of the day today against Balcells so there’s time for some recovery.

February 27, 2001: A fantastic new addition to the site is a photo gallery for the work of Ray Giubilo! Several great on court and off-court photos of Mark are currently in his gallery on the Photographs page. This week Mark is at the SyBase Open trying to defend his title! Good Luck Mark! You can follow the action at the Sybase website at www.sybaseopen.com – for a real treat look up Mark under ‘Player Personality Profiles’ for an extensive Q&A. General site updates on other pages.