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20070121 Men?s Tennis Wins Opening Match
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Release: 01/21/2007
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B> ? Coming into its first match of the spring season, the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> men&rsquo;s tennis team had not lost a home opener since 1999. That streak continued as the No. 48 Wildcats defeated Northern Arizona 6-1 Saturday at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">LaNelle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Robson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennis</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In the first match of the day, Juniors <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014">Bruno Alcala</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A> paired up to compete against senior Gareth Ducray and sophomore Fernando Freitas. The match was close, but <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> prevailed in a tiebreaker 9-8(3). Freshman Milos Romic and sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A> needed a tiebreaker as well to defeat Bradley Bristow and Trent Hayward 9-8(0). <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80018"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80018">Francois VanderMerwe</A></A> and Ravid Hezi secured the doubles point for <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> with an 8-5 victory over Jeffrey Morys and Michael Platzer.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The singles lineup for the Wildcats featured three freshman making their singles debuts. Playing in the No. 6 spot, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A> defeated sophomore Chris Arena 6-3, 6-2, while Hezi and Romic both played competitive matches that went three sets. Assistant Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630">Tom Lloyd</A></A> was pleased with the performances of the freshman, &ldquo;This was a good match for the young guys to get the butterflies out. It was nice to see Ravid and Alex pick up wins, and even though <st1:place w:st="on">Milos</st1:place> lost, he fought hard to force his match into a third set.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Christen, Zimmer, and Alcala all won their singles matches in straight sets at the No. 1, 3, and 4 positions, respectively.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> men&rsquo;s tennis team will play its next match on Monday Jan. 22, as it hosts St. Mary&rsquo;s College from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Moraga</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place> The match will take place at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">LaNelle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Robson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennis</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> and will begin at noon.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">No. 48 <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> 6, <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place> 1<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Doubles<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">1. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen/Alcala (UA)</B> def Ducray/Freitas (NAU) 9-8(3)</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">2. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">VanderMerwe/Hezi (UA)</B> def. Morys/Platzer (NAU) 8-5</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Romic/Zimmer (UA)</B> def. Bristow/Trent <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hayward</st1:place></st1:City> (NAU) 9-8(0)</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Singles<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">1. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen (UA)</B> def. Gareth Ducray (NAU) 7-5, 6-0</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">2. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Hezi (UA)</B> def. Fernando Freitas (NAU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer (UA)</B> def. Michael Platzer (NAU) 6-1, 6-3</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">4. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala (UA)</B> def. Bradley Bristow (NAU) 6-2, 6-4</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">5. Jeffrey Morys (NAU) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Romic (UA)</B> 6-4, 3-6, 7-5</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">6. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">A. Labrosse (UA)</B> def. Chris Arena (NAU) 6-3, 6-2</SPAN></P>
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