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Wildcats Wrap Up Napa Valley Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 15, 2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. Senior Kieren Thompson won his singles match of the day, while senior Mario Urquidi and sophomore Naoki Takeda earned victory in doubles to conclude the Napa Valley Collegiate Invitational on Sunday.

Thompson defeated Felipe Fritz of Fresno State in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 to finish with a tournament singles record of 2-1. Takeda and Urquidi also won their match cleanly, defeating UNLV’s Jeff Vongman and Denys Pume 8-2. The match was a bit of redemption for Takeda, who bounced back after losing to Pume Saturday.

In singles play, Urquidi and junior Sumeet Shinde found themselves on the losing end of two hard fought matches that needed all three sets. Urquidi lost to Ethan Lopez of Fresno State, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, and Shinde lost to Adriaan DuToit, also of Fresno State, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. Takeda lost his singles match as well, coming at the hands of Fresno State’s John Darmstaedter, 6-3, 6-4.

Thompson and Shinde lost their doubles match in a close one, 8-7, to Tamas Batyi and Willie Sublette of UNLV.

The Cats will be in action next weekend as they travel to Las Cruces, N.M. for the Aggie Invitational Sept. 20-22.

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Friday Results:

Fritz/Darmstaedter (FS) def. Thompson/Shinde (UA) 8-5

Takeda/Urquidi (UA) def. Du Toit/Lopez (FS) 8-5


Kieren Thompson (UA) def. Lucas Gerch (OSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Naoki Takeda (UA) def. Vasili Caripi (OSU) 7-5, 6-3

Sumeet Shinde (UA) def. Trevor Horstmann (OSU) 6-3, 6-3

Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Nathan Roper (OSU) 6-3, 6-4


Saturday Results:

Saraiva/Skajaa (USF) def. Thompson/Shinde (UA) 8-7(5)

Brockstedt/Takemoto (USF) def. Takeda/Urquidi (UA) 8-3

Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Kieren Thompson (UA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Denys Pume (UNLV) def. Naoki Takeda (UA) 6-1, 6-4

Sumeet Shinde (UA) def. Willie Sublette (UNLV) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1

Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Jeff Vongman (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4


Sunday Results:

Batyi/Sublette (UNLV) def. Thompson/Shinde (UA) 8-7

Takeda/Urquidi (UA) def. Pume/Vongman (UNLV) 8-2

Kieren Thompson (UA) def. Felipe Fritz (FS) 6-4, 6-2

John Darmstaedter (FS) def. Naoki Takeda (UA) 6-3, 6-4

Adriaan DuToit (FS) def. Sumeet Shinde (UA) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Ethan Lopez (FS) def. Mario Urquidi (UA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

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