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No. 43 Men's Tennis Completes Day One at Pac-10 Tournament
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 28, 2006
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OJAI, Calif. ?- The No. 43 Arizona men’s tennis team completed the first and second rounds of singles competition in the Pac-10 Championships, today.  One Wildcat, Jeff Groslimond advanced to the quarterfinals.


In the main draw of the competition, the Wildcats top four players had an up and down day. Beginning action on the day, Bruno Alcala was able to bounce back after dropping the first set 4-6 against Southern California’s Adam Loucks to win the remaining two sets 6-4, 6-1. Loucks had won the players’ previous match up earlier in the season. No. 52 Roger Matalonga fell in the first round to UCLA’s No. 102 Mathieu Dehaine, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Claudio Christen lost his match up with Washington’s Daniel Chu, falling in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. Groslimond finished the first round for the Wildcats with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Arizona State’s Nick Hegarty.


In the second round, Alcala fell to Stanford’s 15th-ranked Matt Bruch, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Groslimond advanced to tomorrow’s quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Jean-Noel Insausti.


In the first round of invitational play, Peter Zimmer received a first round bye. Nathan Cochrane, who had not competed since the fall season, defeated California’s John Pettit, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1. Francois VanderMerwe did not advance to the second round. VanderMerwe lost to Washington’s Michael Ricks, 6-4, 7-5.


In the second round of the invitational, both Wildcats fell. Zimmer lost to UCLA’s Jeremy Drean, 6-3, 6-3. Stanford’s Phil Kao defeated Cochrane, 6-4, 6-4.


The Wildcats will hit the courts again tomorrow, Friday, April 27, Groslimond will continue in singles play as well as three Arizona pairs will begin the doubles portion of the competition.



Main Draw

First Round:

Bruno Alcala (UA) def. Adam Loucks (USC) - 4-6; 6-4; 6-1

(102) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. (52) Roger Matalonga (UCLA) - 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Daniel Chu (WASH) def. Claudio Christen (UA) - 7-6, 6-4

Jeff Groslimond (UA) def. Nick Hegarty, (ASU) - 6-3, 6-4


Second Round:

(15) Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Bruno Alcala (UA) - 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Jeff Groslimond (UA) def. Jean-Noel Insausti (WASH) - 6-2, 6-0


Invitational Draw

First Round:

Peter Zimmer (UA) 1st round bye

Nathan Cochrane (UA) def. John Pettit (CAL) - 0-6, 6-3, 6-1

Michael Ricks (WASH) def. Francois VanderMerwe (UA) - 6-4, 7-5


Second Round:

Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Peter Zimmer (UA) - 6-3, 6-3

Phil Kao (STAN) def. Nathan Cochrane (UA) - 6-4, 6-4
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