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Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/18/2008
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TUCSON, Ariz .ˇ?In a spirited and intense match that pitted two top tennis teams, the Arizona Wildcats defeated the San Diego State Aztecs, 5-2, today at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

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Play opened with Arizona winning court one during doubles but the Aztecs quickly countered by winning court three.

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All attention then shifted to court two where Bruno Alcala and Ravid Hazi were in a nail-biter with Matan Shitirt and Andre Feliz. Back and forth the match would go, until Alcala and Hazi were able to overcome the Aztec duo and win the tiebreaker, thus giving the Cats the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.

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Singles would be no different as the Cats had to work in every set.

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Alcala found success playing on court five as he was able to beat Feliz in straight sets; 6-4. 6-4.

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Jay Goldman, playing on court two, lost his first set with Juan Gomez, 3-6. But the freshman would come back and go on to take the next 11 games. He finished with the win by the score of 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.

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Arizona now led 3-0, but San Diego State would not go away as they won on court four and court one, respectively to make it 3-2.

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Andres Carrasco clinched the match for Arizona by defeating Achim Ceban in a third set tiebreaker 7-6 (7-1).

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ˇ?Towards the end of the match I thought our guys really stepped up and showed they wanted the win more, said head coach Tad Berkowitz. San Diego State is a really tough, well-coached team so Iˇ?m very proud of our guys.ˇ±

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Arizona next will travel to Los Angeles to open Pac-10 conference play with a dual match against the USC Trojans on Friday.

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Doubles ?????

  1. Christen / Goldman UA def. Golas / Gomez SDSU; 8-5
  2. Alcala / Hazi UA def. Feliz / Shitrit SDSU; 9-8 (8-6)
  3. Ceban / Schulz van Endert SDSU def. Metham / Carrasco UA; 8-3

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Singles

  1. Golas SDSU def. Christen UA; 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  2. Goldman UA def. Gomez SDSU; 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
  3. Carrasco UA def. Ceban SDSU; 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
  4. Shitrit SDSU def. Zimmer UA; 6-4, 6-4
  5. Alcala UA def. Feliz SDSU; 6-4, 6-4
  6. Hazi UA def. Heidecker; 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

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Order of finish: 5, 2, 4, 1, 3*, 6

*match clincher

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