Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Men?s Tennis Drops Third Straight
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 04, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Boise, Idaho ?- No. 46 Arizona (6-3) was unable to end its two match losing streaking, falling at No. 32 Boise State, 5-2. The Wildcats dropped two of the three doubles matches and only picked up two points in singles.

 

Roger Matalonga and Francois VanderMerwe collected the Wildcats only victory in doubles. They defeated the Broncos Eric Roberson and Piotrek Dijal, 8-6.

 

In singles play, Matalonga picked up his first win in four matches. The senior, playing in the No. 1 position, defeated Schoeck in three sets, 7-6, 3-6, 10-7. Claudio Christen picked up Arizona’s only other point with his victory over Roberson in the No. 4 spot, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.

 

Peter Zimmer suffered his first loss on the season after winning four straight. He fell to Piotreck Dijal in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6.

 

The Wildcats will return to action in Boise, Idaho on Sunday, March 5, to face the College of William and Mary at 10 a.m.

 

No. 32 Boise State 5, No. 46 Arizona 2

Doubles

  1. No. 12 Schoeck/Shields (BSU) def Groslimond/Christen (UA) ?- 8-4
  2. Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UA) def Roberson/Dilaj (BSU) ?- 8-6
  3. Shields/Robertson (BSU) def Alcala/Zimmer (UA) ?- 8-5

Singles

  1. No. 80 Roger Matalonga (UA)  def Thomas Schoeck (BSU) ?- 7-6, 3-6, 10-7
  2. No. 39 Luke Shields (BSU) def No. 84 Jeff Groslimond (UA) ?- 7-5, 6-1
  3. Clancy Shields (BSU) def Bruno Alcala (UA) ?- 6-4, 6-4
  4. Claudio Christen (UA) def Eric Roberson (BSU) ?- 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
  5. Brent Werbeck (BSU) def Jason Labrosse (UA) ?- 6-3, 6-4
  6. Piotreck Dilaj (BSU) def Peter Zimmer (UA) ?- 7-6, 7-6
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