Competing in the first singles match of the day for the Wildcats was freshman Alex Labrosse. Playing against Philip Therp, a freshman from UCSB, Labrosse was unable to come away with a victory, losing the match 6-2, 6-4.
Bruno Alcala was next to take the court for
Coming off a strong performance last week in
In a tightly contested match, junior Francois VanderMerwe competed against Mattt Ozurovich of USD. After dropping the first set 6-3, VanderMerwe battled back to win the second. In the decisive third set, Ozurovich came away with the victory 6-3.
Capturing the only other singles win for the Wildcats was sophomore Peter Zimmer. Zimmer defeated USC’s Jarryd Cooper in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
Heading into doubles play, Arizona Head Coach Tad Berkowitz knew his team would be challenged.
“We got some difficult draws, especially in the doubles, but it’s a good opportunity for the guys to gain some experience against top-level competition,” said Berkowitz.
The team of Labrosse and Zimmer experienced that top level of play first hand as they fell to the number one seeded team of Omar Altmann and Andre Begemann from Pepperdine 8-2.
The matches did not get any easier for the Wildcats as Labrosse and VanderMerwe were eliminated by the second-seeded team from UCLA 8-2.
The lone doubles win for
The singles and doubles champions from the tournament will be granted entrance to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, held at
Thursday, Oct. 19
Philip Therp (UCSB) def. Labrosse (UA) 6-2, 6-4
(4) Chris Groh (SDSU) def. Alcala (UA) 6-4, 6-2
(9) Christen (UA) def. Billy Timu (SDSU) 6-4, 6-2
Matt Ozurovich (USD) def. VanderMerwe (UA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Zimmer (UA) def. Jarryd Cooper (USC) 6-4, 6-4
(1) Altmann/Begemann (PEP) def. Jason Labrosse/Zimmer (UA) 8-2
(2) Kohlloeffel/Surapol (UCLA) def. A. Labrosse/VanderMerwe (UA) 8-0
Alcala/Christen (UA) def. Bellamy/Rebaza (ASU) 8-5