At the No. 1 spot in doubles, junior Steven Capriati and freshman Whi Kim defeated Cesar Obieta and Alvaro Dominguez, 8-5. At the second spot, the duo of sophomore Tom Lloyd and freshman Carl Hagman beat Jerry Noble and Dan Even, 8-3, while senior Brian Jackson and freshman Roeland Brateanu earned an 8-6, win at the 3rd position against Ben Newcombe and Aurelien Monmarson.
In singles action the Cats earned wins at the No. 2 through No. 6 spots. Kim flew by Monmarson, 6-2, 6-3, at the 4th position, and Lloyd defeated Dominguez, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot.
The Aggies earned their only point at the No. 1 spot, where Capriati fell to Obieta, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Cats are now 1-0, overall and the Aggies are 0-1.
The Wildcats will take on Santa Clara University tomorrow, at noon, at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Match Score: Arizona 6, New Mexico State 1 Singles No. 1 Cesar Obieta (NMSU) def. Steven Capriati (UA) 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 No. 2 Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Alvaro Dominguez (NMSU) 6-3, 6-3 No. 3 Carl Hagman (UA) def. Ben Newcombe (NMSU) 6-1, 7-6(6) No. 4 Whi Kim (UA) def. Aurelien Monmarson (NMSU) 6-2, 6-3 No. 5 Jari Niskala (UA) def. Ludo Barthe (NMSU) 6-2, 7-5 No. 6 Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Dan Even (NMSU) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Doubles No. 1 Capriati/Kim (UA) def. Obieta/Dominguez (NMSU) 8-5 No. 2 Lloyd/Hagman (UA) def. Jerry Noble/Even (NMSU) 8-3 No. 3 Brateanu/Jackson (UA) def. Newcombe/Monmarson (NMSU) 8-6