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Arizona Men?s Tennis Team Begins Play in Regional Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 21, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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MALIBU, Calif. ?- Arizona had a solid start to their Regional Championships in the singles bracket with three Wildcats advancing to the round of 16. In the round of 32, Daniel Andrus defeated Southern California’s Kaes Van’t Hof, ranked No. 124, in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Fellow Wildcat Roger Matalonga, seeded third, overcame Arizona State’s Tomas Bellama, 6-2, 6-2. Claudio Christen rounded out the trio by defeating USC’s ninth-seeded Adam Loucks in a closely contested match, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

 

In the doubles bracket, Arizona continued its success with two pairs advancing to the round of 16. Matalonga and Andrus teamed to win their lone match of the day against California Irvington’s Hesham Kenaway and Mustafa Ulukan, 8-5. Bruno Alcala and Christen defeated fellow Irvington pair Aaron Ellis and Alex Sundling, 8-5.

 

Competition resumes tomorrow with Christen and Andrus facing seeded players in the singles bracket and Wildcat pair Alcala and Christen facing the No. 1-seeded pair in the doubles bracket.

 

 

Results

 

Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)

 

Andrus, Daniel (UA) def #8 Van’t Hof, Kaes (USC) 6-2, 6-2

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Bellama, Tomas (ASU) 6-2, 6-2

Christen, Claudio (UA) def #9 Loucks, Adam (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

#9 Dehaine, Mathieu (UCLA) def Labrosse, Jason (UA) 6-2, 6-0

 

Doubles (Round of 32)

 

Alcala/Christen (UA) def Ellis/Sundling (UCI) 8-5

Brotman/Hohenstein (UCSB) def VanderMerwe/Zimmer (UA) 9-8

#2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) def Kenaway/Ulukan (UCI) 8-5

 

Main Draw Singles (Round of 64)

 

Ozurovich, Markus (SDSU) def Alcala, Bruno (UA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6

#9 Lamm, Victor (UCI) def Zimmer, Peter (UA) 6-4, 6-4

Labrosse, Jason (UA) def Borzenski, Kevin (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-2

Nguyen, Jason (UCLA) def VanderMerwe, Francois (UA) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Andrus, Daniel (UA) def Frick, Christian (UCR) 6-2, 6-1

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Phillips, Matt (LMU) 6-3, 6-0

Christen, Claudio (UA) def Liversage, Tom (San Diego) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

 

Qualifying Singles (Quarterfinals)

 

Chung, Jaysen (UCLA) def Cochrane, Nathan (UA) 6-0, 6-2

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Malet, Carlos (LMU) 6-1, 6-1

 

Qualifying Singles (Round of 16)

 

Cochrane, Nathan (UA) def Essoyan, Derek (LMU) 6-4, 6-4

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Draper, Adam (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0

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