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#55 Wildcats To Host #46 Owls
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/14/2000
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This Week: The University of Arizona Men's Tennis team (2-3 overall, and 0-2 in conference play) will play host to Rice University (2-0 overall) Sunday, Feb. 20.

The Lineup: 
Name    		Yr.     Hometown
Bruno Aropovic  	So.     Sarajevo, Bosnia 
Alex Aybar      	Jr.     Dominican Republic
Alex Brown      	Sr.     Lake Forest, Calif.
Jean-Noel LaCoste       Sr.     Stockholm, Sweden
Tom Lloyd       	Fr.     Yorba Linda, Calif.
Caleb Marquardt 	So.     Fruita, Colo.
Jari Niskala    	So.     San Diego, Calif.
Michel Stopa    	Sr.     Paris, France   

Last Week at Home: Last week, San Diego snapped Arizona's three match winning streak with a 4-3 victory in Tucson (2/12).

Aybar highlights fall season: The Wildcats competed in five main draw tournaments this fall. Red-shirt junior Alex Aybar, who finished the fall campaign 9-3, made it to the quarterfinals at the Rolex Regionals in Malibu, Calif. (11/4-7). Finishing the season 8-4, sophomore Caleb Marquardt made it to the flight one championships at the University of San Diego Tournament (10/15-17). Doubles partners Aybar and senior Jean-Noel LaCoste defeated both the No. 2 and No. 12 nationally-ranked doubles teams at Jerry's Desert Invitational in Palm Springs (1/7-9).

Arizona Schedule Hotline: For a weekly update on the sports schedules at the UA call 520-621-0909.

1999-2000 Men's Tennis Overall Results:
Singles 		#1      #2      #3      #4      #5      #6      Pac-10  Dual    Overall 
Bruno Aropovic  	-       -       -       -       -       -       -               -       2-4
Alex Aybar      	3-3     -       -       -       -       -       0-2             3-3     12-6
Alex Brown      	-       -       -       -       1-1     3-1     0-2     4-2     8-6             
Jean-Noel LaCoste       -       1-2     0-2     -       -       -       0-2             1-4     3-5
Tom Lloyd       	-       -       -       1-1     2-2     -       0-2             3-3     5-7
Caleb Marquardt 	-       -       0-1     2-2     -       -       0-1             2-33    10-9
Jari Niskala    	-       -       -       -       -       2-0     1-0             2-0     3-3
Michel Stopa    	-       1-2     3-0     -       -       -       0-2             4-2     6-7

Doubles Aybar/LaCoste 1-4 - - - - - 0-2 1-4 1-4 Brown/Lloyd - 3-2 - - - - 1-1 3-2 3-4 Stopa/Marquardt - - 2-3 - - - 0-2 2-3 2-3 Stopa/LaCoste 0-1 - - - - - - 0-1 0-1 Brown/Lloyd - 0-1 - - - - - 0-1 0-1 Aybar/Marquardt - - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 1-0

Cats in the Polls: The Wildcats moved up five spots in the rankings after earning three consecutive wins. Aybar is tied at 86th in the nation with Auburn's Tiago Ruffoni.

Head Coach: Bill Wright is entering his 14th year as the men's tennis coach at the University of Arizona. In his years at Arizona he has collected an overall record of 119-180. He is a 1960 graduate of Southern Methodist University and also has a law degree from Denver University.

Next Match: The Wildcats will play host to Texas Tech Friday, Feb. 25, at 1:30. They will then face Arizona State Saturday, Feb. 26, at noon. Both matches will take place at the Robson Tennis Center on campus.

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