Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men's tennis loses to rival Sun Devils, 6-1
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 1999
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TUCSON, Ariz. (April 17) The University of Arizona men's tennis team fell to 14th-ranked Arizona State Saturday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Sun Devils improve to 13-5 overall while the Wildcats drop to 7-12 on the season.

The lone Arizona win came from senior Adnan Novo at the No. 1 singles position where he defeated Jeff Williams 6-3, 6-4.

Arizona State's Gustavo Maraccio defeated Wildcat junior Jean-Noel LaCoste at the No. 2 position 6-4, 6-1. Senior Pascal Salasca lost to Alex Osterrieth 6-4, 6-3 at the three spot, while Arizona junior Michel Stopa was defeated by Ed Carter at the No. 4 position 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. At the five spot, Sun Devile David Klinger beat Wildcat freshman Caleb Marquardt 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Junior Alex Brown fell to Tim Hammond 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 6 position.

The Sun Devils claimed the doubles point by winning two doubles matches. Brown and Stopa lost to Maraccio and Osterrieth at the two position 8-5. Sophomore Brian Jackson and Novo were defeated by Hammond and Casey Was 8-5 at the No. 3 spot.

Arizona's LaCoste and Salasca defeated Williams and Carter at the No. 1 doubles spot 8-5.

The Wildcats will begin post-season play when they compete in the Pac-10 Championships on April 22-25 in Ojai, Calif.

Team Score: ASU 6, Arizona 1

1. Novo (UA)def. Williams (ASU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Maraccio (ASU) def. LaCoste (UA) 6-4, 6-1
3. Osterrieth (ASU) def. Salasca (UA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Carter (ASU) def. Stopa (UA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
5. Klinger (ASU) def. Marquardt (UA) 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
6. Hammond (ASU) def. Brown (UA) 6-3, 6-3

1. LaCoste/Salasca (UA) def. Williams/Carter (ASU) 8-5
2. Maraccio/Osterrieth (ASU) def. Brown/Stopa (UA) 8-5
3. Hammond/Was (ASU) def. Jackson/Novo (UA) 8-2

Records: Arizona 7-12 overall; ASU, 12-5

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