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Men's Tennis Falls to Rice, 6-1
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/17/2001
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HOUSTON - The 51st-ranked University of Arizona Men's tennis team fell to No. 66 Rice, 1-6, Friday, in their first away match of the season.

Arizona (4-2 overall, 0-1 Pacific-10) earned their only match point in singles play. At the No. 4 spot, senior Jari Niskala defeated Vuk Rajevac, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4. At the No. 5 spot, Roeland Brateanu fell short to Alexis Pourchet, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7).

The undefeated Owls (8-0) swept the Cats in doubles play.

The Cats play tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. against North Carolina State and at 2:30 p.m. against Lamar University in Houston, Texas.

Results
Singles
1. Richard Barker (RU) def. Steve Capriati (UA)                 6-4, 6-2
2. William Barker (RU) def. Tom Lloyd (UA)                      6-2, 6-3
3. Matthias Mathaes (RU) def. Whi Kim (UA)                      6-3, 6-2
4. Jari Niskala (UA) def. Vuk Rajevac (RU)                      6-4, 7-6, 6-4
5. Alexis Pourchet (RU) def. Roeland Brateanu (UA)              3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7)
6. Cody Jackson (RU) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA)                   6-2, 6-2

Doubles
1. R. Barker/W. Barker (RU) def. Capriati/Kim (UA)            	8-3
2. Mathaes/Pourchet (RU) def. Carl Hagman/Lloyd (UA)            8-4
3. Rajevac/Fabien Giraud (RU) def. Arnaud Agniel/Brateanu (UA)  8-2
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