In doubles play, the Cats earned wins at the No. 1-3 positions to pick up a match point. The duo of junior Steven Capriati and senior Jari Niskala defeated Chris Chapman and Chrisian Schoning, 9-7, at the No. 1 spot. At the No. 2 spot, the team of sophomore Tom Lloyd and freshman Whi Kim flew by Thatcher Caibbs and Hormis Tharakan, 8-0. At the 3rd-position, the freshman team of Arnaud Agniel and Roeland Brateanu defeated Nebojsa Murisic and Randy Aschenbeck, 9-8(4).
In singles play, Niskala beat Thatcher Caibbs, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 4 spot. At the 1st-position, Capriati flew by Neojsa Murisic, 6-1, 6-0.
The Cats next see action on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 12:00 p.m. against Pac-10 rival Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.
Results Singles 1 Steven Capriati (UA) def. Nebojsa Murisic (Lamar) 6-1, 6-0 2 Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Chris Chapman (Lamar) 6-1, 6-1 3 Whi Kim (UA) def. Chrisian Schoning (Lamar) 6-1, 6-1 4 Jari Niskala (UA) def. Thatcher Caibbs (Lamar) 6-0, 6-1 5 Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Hormis Tharakan (Lamar) 6-2, 6-4 6 Arnaud Agniel (UA) def. Randy Aschenbeck (Lamar) 6-1, 6-2 Doubles 1 Capriati/Niskala (UA) def. Champman/Schoning (Lamar) 9-7 2 Lloyd/Kim (UA) def. Caibbs/Tharakan (Lamar) 8-0 3 Agniel/Brateanu (UA) def. Murisic/Aschenbeck (Lamar) 9-8(4)