TUCSON, Ariz. - The 49th-ranked University of Arizona Men's tennis team earned their fourth win of the season against Utah, 6-1, Monday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Arizona (4-1 overall, 0-1 Pacific-10) won all six singles matches. At the No. 1 position, junior Steven Capriati beat Dave Mercier, 6-3, 6-1. Freshman Whi Kim defeated Daniel Carlsson at the No. 4 spot, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, leaving him undefeated (5-0) in dual matches. Kim is on a seven match winning streak.
Senior Jari Niskala clinched the match at the No. 5 spot, defeating Corrie Sheepers, 6-4, 6-4. In doubles play the Utes swept the Cats picking up a match point.
The Wildcats next play in Irvine, Calif., Friday, Feb. 16, against UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m.
Results Singles No. 1 Steven Capriati (UA) def. Dave Mercier (Utah) 6-3, 6-1 No. 2 Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Nick Yip (Utah) 6-3, 6-3 No. 3 Carl Hagman (UA) def. Kevin Zenger (Utah) 7-6, 6-4 No. 4 Whi Kim (UA) Daniel Carlsson (Utah) 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 No. 5 Jari Niskala (UA) def. Corrie Sheepers v (Utah) 6-4, 6-4 No. 6 Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Tyler Poulson (Utah) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles No. 1 Zenger/Yip (Utah) def.. Capriati/Kim (UA) 8-3 No. 2 Mercier/Carlsson (Utah) def. Lloyd/Hagman (UA) 8-6 No. 3 Poulson/Sheepers (Utah) def. Brateanu/Jackson (UA) 8-2