The Wildcat duo of junior Steven Capriati and freshman Whi Kim defeated Jerome Chan and Mike Placek of UC Santa Barbara, 8-6, while freshman Carl Hagman and sophomore Tom Lloyd downed UCSB's Scott Schnogg and Alex Yaftali. Senior doubles partners Brian Jackson and Jari Niskala earned an 8-3 win over USC's Garrett Wong and Christian Jensen, 8-3.
In singles play, Capriati fell to No. 3 Al Garland of Pepperdine, 6-0, 7-5. He defeated Mike Placek of UCSB, 6-3, 4-6, (10-4), in consolation play.
The Wildcats continue second-round play Friday at 11 a.m.
Results Singles Round 1/Main Draw Alex Yaftali (UCSB) def. Brian Jackson (UA) 6-3, 6-1 Carl Hagman (UA) def. David Angert (UCSB) 6-1, 6-1 Whi Kim (UA) def. Nick Tracy (Cal Poly) 6-3, 6-2 Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Mike Marquez (Cal Poly) 6-0, 6-3 Al Garland (3) (Pepperdine) def. Steven Capriati (UA) 6-0, 7-5 Jari Niskala (UA) def. Stephen Taylor (USD) 6-4, 6-1 Singles Round 2/Main Draw Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Carl Hagman (UA) 6-2, 6-1 Juan Cerda (USD) def. Whi Kim (UA) 6-1, 6-4 Jean-Noel Grinda(2) (UCLA) def. Jari Niskala (UA) 6-1, 6-3 Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd (UA) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 Singles Round 1/Consolation Chris Ma (UCI) def. Brian Jackson (UA) 6-2, 6-1 Steven Capriati (UA) def. Mike Placek (UCSB) 6-3, 4-6 (10-4) Doubles Round 1/Main Draw Capriati/Kim (UA) def. Chan/Placek (UCSB) 8-6 Exon/Suter (Pepperdine) def. Brozyna/Gabrys (UA) 8-3 Hagman/Lloyd (UA) def. Schnogg/Yaftali (UCSB) 8-4 Jackson/Niskala (UA) def. Wong/Jensen (USC) 8-3