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20070304 Men's Tennis Takes Down UNLV
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Release: 03/04/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B> ? The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> men&rsquo;s tennis team (3-6) won their second straight match at home on Saturday, defeating UNLV (3-6) 4-3. In their last match against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Stanford</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> split singles points with the Cardinals, but lost the duel since Stanford won the remaining doubles point. It was the second time this season that <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> lost a match decided by the doubles point. In an attempt to change their fortunes, the Wildcats opted to revamp their doubles teams. The strategy paid off against UNLV as Arizona was able to capture the doubles point for the first time in their last six outings.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638">Jason Labrosse</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A> paired up to take down UNLV&rsquo;s David Campbell and Lucas Barleacht 8-3 at the No. 2 spot, while Arizona&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014">Bruno Alcala</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807646"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807646">Milos Romic</A></A> took care of Jonathan Hooper and Slavio Bijelica 8-4. The other new doubles combination was comprised of junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A> and freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807646"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A>.</A></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>In singles, the two teams split matches. At the No. 1 spot, UNLV&rsquo;s Elliot Wronski used his strong forehand to dictate points in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Christen</A>. Arizona&rsquo;s Alcala</A> fought back from down a break in both sets to reach five-all twice, but was eventually ousted by Brett Hunter 7-6(5), 7-5. Hezi</A> turned in his most impressive performance of the year in a straight set victory over David Campbell. Hezi is looking more and more comfortable in an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> uniform every match and attributes confidence to his recent success. &ldquo;It was a lot of pressure at the beginning of the year to immediately jump in at the No. 2 spot and perform. I&rsquo;m more comfortable at this point at No. 3, and whenever I can get a point for the team I&rsquo;m happy,&rdquo; commented Hezi. After freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A>&rsquo;s victory at No. 6, Zimmer</A> clinched the match for Arizona with a three-set victory over Jonathan Hooper at the No. 4 slot.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Next weekend, the Wildcats will be in action at home again as they take on the Memphis Tiger&rsquo;s (3-5). The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (MST) and will take place at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">LaNelle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Robson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennis</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> 4, UNLV 3<BR>Doubles</B><BR>1. Hunter/Wronski (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen/Hezi (UA)</B> 9-7<BR>2. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse/Zimmer (UA) </B>def. Campbell/Bijelica (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) 8-4<BR>3. <STRONG>Alcala/Romic (UA) </STRONG>def. Matt Kunkel/Hooper (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) 8-4</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Singles<o:p></o:p></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1. No. 87 Elliot Wronski (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen (UA) </B>6-2, 6-4<BR>2. Brett Hunter (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">LV</st1:City></st1:place>) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala (UA)</B> 7-6(5), 7-5<BR>3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Hezi (UA)</B> def. David Campbell (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) 6-2, 6-3<BR>4. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer (UA)</B> def. Jonathan Hooper (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">LV</st1:City></st1:place>) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 <BR>5. Slavko Bijelica (<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">LV</st1:place></st1:City>) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse (UA)</B> 5-7, 6-4, 6-2<BR>6. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">A. Labrosse (UA) </B>def.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> </B>Luca Barlecha (LV) 6-3, 6-4</FONT></P>
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