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Wildcats Wrap Up Play in ITA Regionals
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 24, 2005
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MALIBU, Calif. ?-Arizona’s Roger Matalonga advanced to the ITA South West Regional Final before falling to the No. 1-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel from UCLA. Kohlloeffel defeated the third-seeded Matalonga in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.


To reach the final, Matalonga won five matches, including two over seeded players. He defeated Pepperdine’s ninth-seeded Richard Johnson in the quarterfinals and then overcame their second-seeded Rico Pedro in the semifinals.


“Roger proved once again this weekend that he can beat anybody in the country and after playing a few fall tournaments that he is a legitimate top player in the country,” said Head coach Tad Berkowitz.


Matalonga was not the only Wildcat to reach a finals match. Bruno Alcala lost his first match before winning four consecutive matches to reach the consolation finals. Berkowitz felt that overall the tournament was a good experience and that the team performed well.


“We got solid results at the regional; each guy, individually, had some success. They all did a good job as far as competing, the one thing that is great for them and keeps improving is their belief that they can compete at a high level,” said Berkowitz.


The Wildcats will be in action again next weekend in the ASU Invitational hosted by Arizona State University. The tournament begins Friday, October 28.


Results- Sunday


Main Draw Singles (Finals)

# Kohlloeffel, Ben (UCLA) def #3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) 6-1, 6-2




Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinals)

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def #9 Johnson, Richard (Pepperdine) 6-3, 6-0


Main Draw Singles (Semifinals)

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def #2 Pedro, Rico (Pepperdine) 6-3, 6-1


Consolation Singles (Quarterfinals)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Zimmer, Peter (UA) 6-2, 6-3


Consolation Singles (Semifinals)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Wang, Chong (USC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4


Consolation Singles (Finals)

Brotman, Nick (UCSB) def Alcala, Bruno (UA) 6-2, 6-2




Main Draw Singles (Round of 16)

#9 Johnson, Richard (Pepperdine) def Andrus, Daniel (UA) 6-2, 6-4

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Yovan, Aaron (UCLA) 6-0, 6-1

Pedro, Rico (Pepperdine) def Christen, Claudio (UA) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles (Round of 16)

#1 Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def Christen/Alcala (UA) 8-3

#2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) def Terrien/Wojnarowicz (LMU) 8-3


Doubles (Quarterfinals)

Drean/Surapol (UCLA) def #2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) 8-6


Singles Consolation (1st Round)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Dobson, Trevor (UCI) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Wojnarowicz, Mike (LMU) 7-5, 6-3

Wang, Chong (USC) def VanderMerwe, Francois (UA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7


Singles Consolation (2nd Round)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Hegarty, Nick (ASU) 6-4, 4-6, 12-10

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def d’Argence Arceo, Ivan (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3




Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)


Andrus, Daniel (UA) def #8 Van’t Hof, Kaes (USC) 6-2, 6-2

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Bellama, Tomas (ASU) 6-2, 6-2

Christen, Claudio (UA) def #9 Loucks, Adam (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

#9 Dehaine, Mathieu (UCLA) def Labrosse, Jason (UA) 6-2, 6-0


Doubles (Round of 32)


Alcala/Christen (UA) def Ellis/Sundling (UCI) 8-5

Brotman/Hohenstein (UCSB) def VanderMerwe/Zimmer (UA) 9-8

#2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) def Kenaway/Ulukan (UCI) 8-5


Main Draw Singles (Round of 64)


Ozurovich, Matt (San Diego) def Alcala, Bruno (UA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6

#9 Lamm, Victor (UCI) def Zimmer, Peter (UA) 6-4, 6-4

Labrosse, Jason (UA) def Borzenski, Kevin (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-2

Nguyen, Jason (UCLA) def VanderMerwe, Francois (UA) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Andrus, Daniel (UA) def Frick, Christian (UCR) 6-2, 6-1

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Phillips, Matt (LMU) 6-3, 6-0

Christen, Claudio (UA) def Liversage, Tom (San Diego) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3




Qualifying Singles (Quarterfinals)


Chung, Jaysen (UCLA) def Cochrane, Nathan (UA) 6-0, 6-2

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Malet, Carlos (LMU) 6-1, 6-1


Qualifying Singles (Round of 16)


Cochrane, Nathan (UA) def Essoyan, Derek (LMU) 6-4, 6-4

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Draper, Adam (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0

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