Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's Tennis to Host UCLA and USC
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 23, 2001
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This Week: The University of Arizona men's tennis team (2-0) plays host to Pac-10 Rivals UCLA (1-0) on Friday, Januar 26, at 1:30 p.m., and USC (1-0) on Saturday, Jan. 27 at noon. The matches will be held at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

This weekends match will mark the 56th meeting between the Bruins and the Wildcats. The 60th-ranked Wildcats look for their first victory against the third-ranked Bruins. UCLA comes into the match with five ranked players. Junior Anderw Park is No. 18, sophomore Jean-Julian Rojer is 27th, senior Jean-Noel Grinda is 28th, sophomore Lassi Ketola is No. 32, sophomore Erfan Djarhangiri is 47th and sophomore Travis Rettenmaier is 58th. The Bruins also have a ranked doubles team at the 45th-spot, with Grinda and Rojer.

The 13th-ranked Trojans are are set to meet the Cats for the 59th time. The Cats are looking for their second win over USC in match history. The Trojans have two ranked singles players: junior Andrew Park is No. 18, and junior Nick Rainey is tied at No. 56. The duo of Rainey and Ryan Moonre is ranked eighth in doubles play.

Fall Play: Junior Bruno Aropovic won the championships of flight two at the USD All-College Invitational in October. Aropovic compiled a 5-3 record in fall play.

Junior transfer Steven Capriati compiled a fall record of 4-2. He made it to the championships of flight two at the USD All-College Invitational before falling to Oliver Mailberger of San Diego State, 6-3, 6-2.

The Cats only returning starter from the 1999-2000 squad, sophomore Tom Lloyd, had a fall record of 4-4. Lloyd made it to the semifinals at the Thunderbirds Invitational, where he fell to Marko Gojanovic of Clemson, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

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