LOS ANGELES, Calif . ?C The Arizona menˇ?s tennis team lost its second match of the season today against the USC Trojans at Marks Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Trojans, ranked No. 7 in the most recent ITA collegiate poll, took the doubles point with victories on courts one and three.
The Arizona duo of Bruno Alcala and Ravid Hazi managed to take one of the doubles matches with an 8-4 win over Jaak Poldma and Gary Sacks.
In singles play, Claudio Christen won his first set against No. 9 Robert Farah 6-4. Farah quickly countered by winning the second set, 6-3. In the determining set, Farah went ahead 3-0 when Christen had to withdraw due to an injury.
Freshman Jay Goldman took on No. 89 Kaes Vant Hof but was defeated in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
ˇ?I thought our guys competed hard, but it wasnˇ?t enough, said head coach Tad Berkowitz. Hopefully with this loss, we learned how to beat a top 10 opponent.ˇ±
Arizona will look to rebound will they take on the UCLA Bruins tomorrow at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
??#7 USC 7, #48 Arizona 0
(1) #3 Farah/Vanˇ?t Hof (USC) def. Christen/Goldman (ARIZ) ?C 9-8 (6)
(2) Alcala/Hazi (ARIZ) def. Poldma/Sacks (USC) ?C 8-4
(3) Madgas/Piotrowski (USC) def. Metham/Carrasco (ARIZ) ?C 9-8 (4)
USC wins doubles point.
(1) #7 Robert Farah (USC) def. Claudio Christen (ARIZ) ?C 4-6, 6-3, 3-0 ret. inj.
(2) #89 Kaes Vanˇ?t Hof (USC) def. #79 Jay Goldman (ARIZ) ?C 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
(3) Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Andres Carrasco (ARIZ) ?C 6-2, 6-1
(4) #48 Gary Sacks (USC) def. Peter Zimmer (ARIZ) ?C 6-1, 6-3
(5) Jason McNaughton (USC) def. Bruno Alcala (ARIZ) ?C 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
(6) Abdullah Magdas (USC) def. Pat Metham (ARIZ) ?C 7-6, 6-3*
Order of finish: 4, 3, 6*, 1, 2, 5