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Men?s Tennis Falls to No. 33 Washington
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 10, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- In a closely contested match, No. 39 Arizona fell to No. 33 Washington, 5-2. With the loss the Wildcats fall to 11-7 on the season and 2-2 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies improve to 15-4 and 2-1 in conference play.


“We knew coming in there would be a lot of three set matches and tiebreakers,” said assistant coach Cory Hubbard. “We had a couple of match points in doubles that we didn’t get. We had a good start in singles and came back but they really battled back and we couldn’t finish.”


The Huskies were able to claim the first point of the day, winning two of the three doubles matches. Arizona got its only win in the No. 3 spot where Bruno Alcala and Peter Zimmer defeated Jean-Noel Insausti and Mike Ricks, 8-6. The two other matches went to tiebreakers but Washington was able to edge out Arizona.


In singles play, the Wildcats picked up the first two points to go ahead 2-1. On court five, Jason Labrosse defeated Andy Kuharszky in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Claudio Christen added the second point with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win over Insausti.


The Huskies were then able to fight back, winning the remaining four singles matches. In senior Roger Matalonga’s final match, he was able to force a first set tiebreaker after being down 4-1. He went on to win the tiebreaker but eventually fell to Alex Slovic, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4. Fellow senior Jeff Groslimond was also unable to get a victory in his final home match, falling to Pierre Metenier, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


Next week, Arizona will go on the road for the first time in five weeks to continue Pac-10 play. The Wildcats will travel to California to face No. 12 Stanford on Friday, April 14, before facing No. 24 California on Saturday, April 15.


No. 33 Washington 5, No. 39 Arizona 2


  1. (33) Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW) def Groslimond/Christen (UA) ?- 9-8 (7-5)
  2. Kuharszky/Jank (UW) def Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UA) ?- 9-8 (7-4)
  3. Alcala/Zimmer (UA) def Insausti/Ricks (UW) ?- 8-6

Washington wins the doubles point



  1. (32) Alex Slovic (UW) def (43) Roger Matalonga (UA) ?- 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4
  2. Pierre Metenier (UW) def Jeff Groslimond (UA) ?- 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  3. Claudio Christen (UA) def (90) Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) ?- 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
  4. Daniel Chu (UW) def Bruno Alcala (UA) ?- 4-6, 6-2, 6-3*
  5. Jason Labrosse (UA) def Andy Kuharszky (UW) ?- 6-3, 6-1
  6. Klaus Jank (UW) def Peter Zimmer (UA) ?- 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

* Denotes Clinching Match

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

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