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Men's Tennis Falls to Arizona State
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/24/2001
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TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 24, 2001) -- The 54th-ranked University of Arizona Men's tennis team fell to 24th-ranked Arizona State, 5-2, Saturday, February 24, in Tempe, Ariz.

The Sun Devils swept the Cats in doubles play, earning their first match point.

In singles action Arizona earned two match points at the No. 1 and 2 spots. At the first position junior Steven Capriati beat Nic Dubey, 6-4, 6-4. Picking up a second point at the No. 6 spot freshman Roeland Brateanu defeated Jarrod Edkermann, 6-4, 6-7(7), 2-6. Olivier Charroin clinched the match for ASU at the No. 5 spot with a win over sophomore Jari Niskala, 7-6(3), 6-1. Charroin's win snapped Niskala's five-match win streak.

The Wildcats play tomorrow at noon against Loyola Marymount at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

Arizona 2, ASU 5

Results
Singles
No. 1 Steven Capriati (UA) def. Nic Dubey (ASU)                 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Matt Klinger (ASU) def Carl Hagman (UA)                   6-3, 6-4
No. 3 Mirza Duranovic (ASU) def. Tom Lloyd (UA)                 2-6, 6-3, 6-3   
No. 4 Pim Van Mele (ASU) def. Whi Kim (UA)                      6-2, 6-3
No. 5Olivier Charroin (ASU) def. Jari Niskala (UA)              7-6, 6-1                
No. 6 Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Jarrod Eckermann (ASU)         6-4, 6-7(7), 2-6        

Doubles
No. 1 Mitchell Bowen/Klinger (ASU) def. Capriati/Hagman (UA)    8-6             
No. 2 Eckermann/Van Mele (ASU) def. Lloyd/Kim (UA)              9-7                     
No. 3 Dubey/Charoin (ASU) def. Brateanu/Agniel (UA)             8-0             
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