Thomas Haug, Harsh Mankad and Jorge Duenas competed in the singles draw, while Duenas and Haug also participated in doubles competition.
In first-round singles action, Haug defeated Gustavo Gomez of East Tennessee State, 7-5, 6-1, and advanced to Friday's third round with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 victory over James Shortall of Mississippi.
Mankad opened up play by defeating Mike Halperin of Cornell, 6-2, 6-3, but was ousted in the second round by Mariano Pettigrosso of Arkansas Little-Rock, 6-1, 6-3. Duenas was defeated in the first round by Marko Cerenko of Duke, 6-4, 7-5.
The doubles team of Duenas and Haug withdrew from their first-round match against Itoh and Scott of New Mexico due to injury.
ITA National Clay Court Championships
Sept. 21, 2000 - Baltimore, Md.
First Round - Singles
Thomas Haug, Minn. def. Gustavo Gomez, East Tennessee State, 7-5, 6-1
Harsh Mankad, Minn. def. Mike Halperin, Cornell, 6-2, 6- 3
Marko Cerenko, Duke def. Jorge Duenas, Minn., 6-4, 7-5
Second Round - Singles
Haug, Minn. def. James Shortall, Mississippi, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3
Mariano Pettigrosso, Ark. Little Rock def. Mankad, Minn., 6-1, 6-3
First Round - Doubles
Itoh/Scott, New Mexico def. Duenas/Haug, Minn., walkover (injury)