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Wildcats Unable to Overcome Windy Conditions, Cardinal
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 11, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Arizona (7-5) again faced difficult conditions in suffering its second straight loss at home. The Wildcats fell 5-1 to No. 12 Stanford (7-2). Due to the windy conditions, only singles matches were played.


“These are the worst conditions that I have ever seen,” said assistant coach Cory Hubbard. “We knew coming in that it was going to be ugly and come down to a few points here and there. That is what ended up happening. We had a couple of match points and we were right there but we’re just not tough enough right now.”


On courts one and two, Roger Matalonga was unable to upset ninth-ranked Matt Bruch, falling in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Stanford’s James Pade defeated Jeff Groslimond, 6-1, 6-3.


Bruno Alcala, in the No. 4 spot, notched Arizona’s only point with his victory over Blake Muller, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2. In the No. 6 position, Peter Zimmer lost a close match to Jon Wong, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8).


Claudio Christen lost for just the second time in the No. 3 spot. He fell in three sets to James Wan, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Phil Kao claimed Stanford’s final point, defeating Jason Labrosse, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.


Arizona will continue its home stand next weekend as they host Portland and San Diego State. The Wildcats face the Pilots on Friday, March 17, at 1 p.m. and then they will take on the Aztecs on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m.


No. 12 Stanford 5, No. 43 Arizona 1


  1. Pade/Muller (Stanford) vs Groslimond/Christen (UA) ?- DNP
  2. Bruch/Rasmussen (Stanford) vs Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UA) ?- DNP
  3. Wan/Wong (Stanford) vs Alcala/Zimmer (UA) ?- DNP


  1. No. 9 Matt Bruch (Stanford) def No. 42 Roger Matalonga (UA) ?- 6-2, 6-3
  2. James Pade (Stanford) def Jeff Groslimond (UA) ?- 6-1, 6-3
  3. James Wan (Stanford) def Claudio Christen (UA) ?- 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3*
  4. Bruno Alcala (UA) def Blake Muller (Stanford) ?- 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
  5. Phil Kao (Stanford) def Jason Labrosse (UA) ?- 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
  6. Jon Wong (Stanford) def Peter Zimmer (UA) ?- 7-5, 7-6 (10-8)

* Denotes Clinching Match

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 4, 6, 3, 5



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