Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Claudio Christen
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 17, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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2005-2006: Was a main contributor for the Wildcats...Compiled an 8-3 record in the fall season, highlighted by winning the consolation finals at the Balloon Fiesta Classic...Played the majority of the spring season at the No. 3 spot...Began the spring season 6-0 and finished with a 22-11 record overall...Upset Washington’s 90th-ranked Jean-Noel Insausti...Paired with Jeff Groslimond to lead the Wildcats in doubles at the No. 1 position...The pair compiled a 8-9 record that included a wins over California’s 22nd-ranked Conor Niland and Tyler Browne and No. 45 Jamil Al-Agba and Dejan Cvetkovic of Southern California.

Arizona 2004-2005: Began competing for the Wildcats in the spring season...Played all individual matches at the No. 6 position...Completed the season on a high note by advancing to the third round of the Pac-10 tournament, giving him a 8-5 record overall...Competed in most doubles matches with Bruno Alcala at the No. 3 position...Had an overall doubles record of 9-10.

High School: Lucerne (WML), Switzerland, 2005. Played in several National Junior tournaments throughout Switzerland...Three time Regional Swiss Junior Champion...Became the 2004 Junior National Champion U18 in singles and doubles.

Personal: Born Claudio Christen on Jan. 7, 1986, in Lucerne, Switzerland...Son of Theddy and Regula Christen...Father is an executive master of facility manager...Mother is a teacher...Has an older sister, Angela, 23...Academic major is business marketing... Enjoys playing soccer, watching movies and going out.


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