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